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Assess the Safety and Effectiveness of PROVIGIL Treatment in Children and Adolescents With Excessive Sleepiness

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00214968
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 22, 2005
Last Update Posted : May 31, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries ( Cephalon )

Brief 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 obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS), when administered for up to 6 months.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Narcolepsy Drug: Modafinil Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 92 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A 6-Month Open Label, Flexible-Dosage Study to Assess the Safety and Effectiveness of PROVIGIL (Modafinil) Treatment in Children and Adolescents With Excessive Sleepiness Associated With Narcolepsy or Obstructive Sleep Apnea/Hypopnea Syndrome
Study Start Date : January 2005
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2005
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2005

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Drug Information available for: Modafinil

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Modafinil
Subjects began taking Provigil at a dosage of 100 mg/day (1 tablet) and increased their dosage by 100 mg/day each week for up to 4 weeks
Drug: Modafinil
maximum dosage 400 mg/day (4 tablets)
Other Name: Provigil

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Adverse event evaluations [ Time Frame: up to 6 months ]
    Evaluate the safety and tolerability of treatment in children and adolescents with excessive daytime sleepiness associated with narcolepsy and obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome, when administered for up to 6 months

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Composite Ratings of severity of illness [ Time Frame: up to 6 months ]
    Clinical global impression (CGI-C) ratings for severity of illness. The ratings range from 1 to 7; 1 =normal-not at all ill to 7 =among the most extremely ill.

  2. Total score from the Pediatric Daytime Sleepiness Scale (PDSS) [ Time Frame: up to 6 months ]
    A measure of daytime sleepiness and school-related outcomes using PDSS questions: This self-report 8-item questionnaire asks questions with ranges from Always to Never; always being the worst case and never the best case.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Years to 16 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusions Criteria:

  • written informed consent/assent is obtained
  • meet minimal criteria established by the International Classification of Sleep Disorders (ICSD) manual of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) for narcolepsy (or presumed narcolepsy) or OSAHS OR have a previous diagnosis of narcolepsy or OSAHS before the screening visit
  • have a complaint of ES
  • are in good health as determined by a medical and psychiatric history, physical examination, ECG, and clinical laboratory tests
  • have blood pressure values greater than those for the 5th percentile and less than the 95th percentile on the National High Blood Pressure Education Program guidelines for blood pressure levels for boys and girls ages 6 to 16 years
  • girls who are postmenarchal or sexually active, have a negative urine pregnancy test at screening, must be using a medically acceptable method of birth control, and must agree to continue use of this method for the duration of the study (and for 2 cycles after participation in the study); acceptable methods of birth control include: barrier method with spermicide; steroidal contraceptives (oral, transdermal, implanted, or injected) in conjunction with a barrier method; intrauterine device (IUD); or abstinence
  • able to swallow a tablet similar in size and shape to the study drug tablet
  • negative urine drug screen (UDS) for any illicit drug, alcohol (ethanol), stimulants at screening; if positive for stimulants (prescribed for excessive sleepiness) at screening, UDS to be repeated after a washout period and before baseline
  • have a parent or legal representative who is willing to participate in the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • have self-induced sleep deprivation/poor sleep hygiene
  • have a past or present seizure disorder (except history of single febrile seizure), a history of psychosis, or of clinically significant head trauma (eg, brain damage) or past neurosurgery
  • have a history of suicide attempt, or are at suicidal risk
  • a clinically significant drug sensitivity to stimulants such as amfetamine, dexamfetamine, or methylphenidate; and/or modafinil or any of its components
  • use of any monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) within 2 weeks of the baseline visit (NOTE: SSRIs will be allowed for cataplexy if the patient has been on a stable dose for at least 1 month.)
  • received any investigational drug (except modafinil) within 4 weeks of the baseline visit
  • any disorder that could interfere with drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, or excretion (including previous gastrointestinal surgery)
  • active, clinically significant gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, hepatic, renal, hematologic, neoplastic, endocrine, neurologic, immunodeficiency, pulmonary, or other major clinically significant disorder/disease
  • any clinically significant deviation from the normal range(s) in the physical examination or ECG findings, or clinical laboratory test results (ie, serum chemistry, hematology) at the screening or baseline visit
  • absolute neutrophil count (ANC) below the lower limit of normal at screening (NOTE: If the ANC is below the lower limit of normal at the baseline visit, the medical monitor will be consulted for continued eligibility in the study.)
  • a history of alcohol, narcotic, or any other substance abuse
  • pregnant or lactating/nursing girl
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Responsible Party: Cephalon Identifier: NCT00214968    
Other Study ID Numbers: C1538/3034/ES/MN
First Posted: September 22, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 31, 2012
Last Verified: May 2012
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Signs and Symptoms
Disorders of Excessive Somnolence
Sleep Disorders, Intrinsic
Sleep Wake Disorders
Nervous System Diseases
Mental Disorders
Central Nervous System Stimulants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Wakefulness-Promoting Agents
Cytochrome P-450 CYP3A Inducers
Cytochrome P-450 Enzyme Inducers
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action