Fluoxetine Essay in Children With Autism (FAIR)

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
(Withdrawn for problem of logistics with the associated laboratories)
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00873834
First received: April 1, 2009
Last updated: January 9, 2012
Last verified: April 2009
  Purpose

This study is a comparative, double blind, placebo controlled trial of 6-months duration designed to evaluate 1) the effects of fluoxetine in 5 to 12 years old autistic children, 2) the effects of fluoxetine on serotoninergic parameters, 3) cerebral metabolic changes (rCBF measurements with PET) induced by the treatment.


Condition Intervention Phase
Autism
Drug: fluoxetine
Drug: placebo
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Fluoxetine : Clinical and Anatomy-functional Therapeutic Effects in Children With Autism

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Further study details as provided by Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Subscores of Autism Diagnostic Interview (ADI-R)at each visit of the protocol (LECOUTER et RUTTER, 1989) [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Sides effect scale (FSEC) [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Aberrant Behavior Checklist (Aman et al., 1985) [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Clinical Global Impressions (CGI) severity and improvement (NIMH.1985) [ Time Frame: 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Enrollment: 0
Study Start Date: September 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: November 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date: November 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Fluoxetine arm

Treatment with fluoxetine in an oral solution will be given at 0.25mg/kg day during 2 weeks and at 0.4mg/kg day during 16 weeks.

A progressive decreased of dosage on a period of 4 weeks to 0.25mg/kg/day (2 weeks) and 0.10mg/kg/day(2 weeks) will be realized

Drug: fluoxetine

Treatment with fluoxetine in an oral solution will be given at 0.25mg/kg day during 2 weeks and at 0.4mg/kg day during 16 weeks.

A progressive decreased of dosage on a period of 4 weeks to 0.25mg/kg/day (2 weeks) and 0.10mg/kg/day(2 weeks) will be realized

Other Name: SSRI compared to placebo
Placebo Comparator: placebo arm
Placebo comparator. The packaging of study drug and placebo will be performed according to applicable regulatory requirements in the same packaging. An oral solution will be administrated.
Drug: placebo
Placebo comparator. The packaging of study drug and placebo will be performed according to applicable regulatory requirements in the same packaging. An oral solution will be administrated.
Other Name: Placebo and drug packaging applied

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  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   5 Years to 12 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male and female subjects with diagnosis of Pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) meeting all criteria listed bellow will be included in the study:
  • age 5 to 12 years, outpatients.
  • presenting with a primary diagnosis of autism according to DSM- IV-R.
  • Autism will be diagnosed with Autism Diagnostic Interview (ADI)
  • with a score of 30 or above on the Children Autistic Rating Scale (CARS, SCHOPLER et al., 1980).
  • Written informed consent obtained from each patient's parents or legal guardian.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects presenting with any of the following will not be included in the study:
  • Participation in any other studies involving investigational or marketed products within 6 months prior to entry in the study.
  • Treatment given for autism within the previous 1 month
  • Organic mental disorder or organic brain syndrome (including epilepsy)
  • Severe mental retardation (IQ < 45).
  • Specific systemic diseases, including history of significant hematological, endocrine, cardiovascular, renal, gastrointestinal or neurological disease (including more than one episode of childhood febrile convulsion).
  • Medical contra-indication to treatment with any antidepressant and specially sertraline
  • Previous history of intolerance or hypersensitivity to fluoxetine or to drugs with similar chemical structures
  • Currant use of concomitant anticoagulant therapy
  • Previous participation in any other clinical trial with the study drug
  • Require concomitant therapy with any psychotropic drug or with any drug with a psychotropic component
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00873834

Sponsors and Collaborators
Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris
Investigators
Principal Investigator: CHABANE Nadia, MD Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris (Hopital Robert DEBRE)
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00873834     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: P030901, AOM 98082
Study First Received: April 1, 2009
Last Updated: January 9, 2012
Health Authority: France: Afssaps - Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des produits de santé (Saint-Denis)

Keywords provided by Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris:
autism
fluoxetine
Comparative
double blind
placebo
controlled trial
anatomy-functional imaging
children
DSM-IV-R criteria for autism and CARS score (of 30 or above)

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Autistic Disorder
Child Development Disorders, Pervasive
Mental Disorders Diagnosed in Childhood
Mental Disorders
Fluoxetine
Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors
Neurotransmitter Uptake Inhibitors
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Serotonin Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antidepressive Agents, Second-Generation
Antidepressive Agents
Psychotropic Drugs
Central Nervous System Agents
Therapeutic Uses

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