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PROVIGIL® (Modafinil) Treatment in Children and Adolescents With Excessive Sleepiness Associated With Narcolepsy or Obstructive Sleep Apnea/Hypopnea Syndrome

2014-07-23 21:51:26 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The primary objective of the study is to evaluate the safety and tolerability of treatment with PROVIGIL in children and adolescents with excessive sleepiness (ES) associated with narcolepsy or OSAHS (obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea), when administered for up to 12 months. Safety and tolerability will be evaluated throughout the study by means of adverse event information, clinical laboratory test results, vital signs measurements, and body weight and height measurements; quarterly physical examination findings; and 12 lead electrocardiograph (ECG) evaluations at the end of the study. In addition, the cognitive and behavioral effects of PROVIGIL will be assessed quarterly as measured by the Child Behavior Checklist for Ages 6-18 (CBCL/6-18), a brief psychiatric interview, and the Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test (KBIT 2).

Description

PROVIGIL is a registered trademark of Genelco, S.A., licensed to Cephalon, Inc.

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Uncontrolled, Endpoint Classification: Safety Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Narcolepsy

Intervention

Modafinil

Location

Chris M. Makris, M.D.
Birmingham
Alabama
United States
35233

Status

Completed

Source

Cephalon

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:51:26-0400

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