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Withdrawal Study of Memantine in Pediatric Patients With Autism, Asperger's Disorder, or Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified Previously Treated With Memantine

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01592747
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 7, 2012
Results First Posted : April 24, 2019
Last Update Posted : April 24, 2019
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Forest Laboratories

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this randomized withdrawal study is to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of memantine compared with placebo in pediatric patients with autism, Asperger's Disorder, or Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Autistic Disorder Autism Asperger's Disorder Asperger Syndrome Autism Spectrum Disorders Pervasive Developmental Disorder - Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS) Drug: Memantine Hydrochloride (HCl) Drug: Placebo capsules Phase 2

Detailed Description:

This clinical study was a 12-week, multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized withdrawal study in pediatric outpatients with autism, Asperger's Disorder, or Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS). Patients who completed at least 12 weeks of study drug exposure and met protocol specified responder criterion in lead in Study MEM-MD-91 (NCT01592786) at two consecutive visits separated by at least two weeks were eligible to transition to this study. The responder criterion was defined as having at least a 10 point improvement (reduction in score) in the Social Responsiveness Scale (SRS) total raw score relative to the Visit 1 total raw score in Study MEM-MD-91.

Weight based dose limits were selected in this study to ensure that exposure in terms of area under the curve (AUC) was less than the predefined limit of 2100 ng·h/mL which represents a 10-fold lower exposure than observed at the NOAEL(No observed adverse effect level) of 15 mg/kg/day in juvenile rats.

The weight-based dose limits in this study were as follows:

  • Group A: ≥ 60 kg; maximum 15 mg/day
  • Group B: 40-59 kg; maximum 9 mg/day
  • Group C: 20-39 kg; maximum 6 mg/day
  • Group D: < 20 kg; maximum 3 mg/day

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 479 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Randomized Withdrawal Study of the Safety and Efficacy of Memantine in Pediatric Patients With Autism, Asperger's Disorder, or Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS) Previously Treated With Memantine
Study Start Date : September 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2013


Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Memantine 1
Patients randomized to the full dose arm will continue taking memantine at the same tolerability and weight-based dose achieved in lead-in Study MEM-MD-91. Dosing will be once daily for up to 12 weeks.
Drug: Memantine Hydrochloride (HCl)
Extended Release Dose ranging from 3-15mg/day; administered orally

Experimental: Memantine 2
Patients randomized to the reduced dose arm will take memantine at the tolerability and weight based dose that they received in lead in Study MEM-MD-91 reduced by at least 50%. Dosing will be once daily for up to 12 weeks.
Drug: Memantine Hydrochloride (HCl)
Extended Release Dose ranging from 3mg every other day to 6mg/day; administered orally.

Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Dosing will be once daily for up to 12 weeks.
Drug: Placebo capsules
Once daily, oral administration.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Proportion of Patients Meeting the Criterion for Loss of Therapeutic Response (LTR) by the End of the Study (Based on Observed Cases) [ Time Frame: Baseline (Visit 1) to week 12 ]
    Loss of Therapeutic response is defined as a worsening (increase) of at least 10 points in Social Responsiveness Scale (SRS) total raw score relative to the Visit 1 (randomization) score. The Social Responsiveness Scale (SRS) is a 65-item informant-rated assessment with total raw score ranging from 0 (no impairment) to 195 (severe social impairment). Each item is associated with 1 of 5 subscales (social awareness, social cognition, social communication, social motivation and autistic mannerisms). Each item is rated on a 4-point scale from 1 (not true) to 4 (almost always true). The scores are then transposed to a scale from 0 to 3 and scores are summed within each of the 5 subscales. A higher score indicates greater severity of social impairment.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Time to First Loss of Therapeutic (LTR) Response [ Time Frame: Baseline to week 12 ]
    Time to the first visit when a patient shows LTR following randomization to memantine or placebo.

  2. Change From Baseline in Children's Communication Checklist-2 (CCC-2) - Speech Subscale at Week 12 [ Time Frame: Baseline (Visit 1) to week 12 ]
    The Children's Communication Checklist-2 (CCC-2) is a validated, norm-referenced, informant-rated scale that evaluates difficulties (items 1-50) and strengths (items 51-70) in communication. There are 10 sub-scales consisting of 7 items each. The Children's Communication Checklist-2 (CCC-2) Speech Subscale consists of 7 items rated from 0 (less than once a week or never) to 3 (several times [more than twice] a day or always), with a total raw score of 0 (mildest) to 21 (most severe).

  3. Change From Baseline in Children's Communication Checklist-2 (CCC-2) - Syntax Subscale at Week 12 [ Time Frame: Baseline (Visit 1) to week 12 ]
    The Children's Communication Checklist-2 (CCC-2) is a validated, norm-referenced, informant-rated scale that evaluates difficulties (items 1-50) and strengths (items 51-70) in communication. There are 10 sub-scales consisting of 7 items each. The Children's Communication Checklist-2 (CCC-2) Syntax Subscale consists of 7 items rated from 0 (less than once a week or never) to 3 (several times [more than twice] a day or always), with a total raw score of 0 (mildest) to 21 (most severe).

  4. Change From Baseline in Children's Communication Checklist-2 (CCC-2) - Semantics Subscale at Week 12 [ Time Frame: Baseline (Visit 1) to week 12 ]
    The Children's Communication Checklist-2 (CCC-2) is a validated, norm-referenced, informant-rated scale that evaluates difficulties (items 1-50) and strengths (items 51-70) in communication. There are 10 sub-scales consisting of 7 items each. The Children's Communication Checklist-2 (CCC-2) Semantics Subscale consists of 7 items rated from 0 (less than once a week or never) to 3 (several times [more than twice] a day or always), with a total raw score of 0 (mildest) to 21 (most severe).

  5. Change From Baseline in Children's Communication Checklist-2 (CCC-2) - Coherence Subscale at Week 12 [ Time Frame: Baseline (Visit 1) to week 12 ]
    The Children's Communication Checklist-2 (CCC-2) is a validated, norm-referenced, informant-rated scale that evaluates difficulties (items 1-50) and strengths (items 51-70) in communication. There are 10 sub-scales consisting of 7 items each. The Children's Communication Checklist-2 (CCC-2) Coherence Subscale consists of 7 items rated from 0 (less than once a week or never) to 3 (several times [more than twice] a day or always), with a total raw score of 0 (mildest) to 21 (most severe).

  6. Change From Baseline in Children's Communication Checklist-2 (CCC-2) - Initiation Subscale at Week 12 [ Time Frame: Baseline (Visit 1) to week 12 ]
    The Children's Communication Checklist-2 (CCC-2) is a validated, norm-referenced, informant-rated scale that evaluates difficulties (items 1-50) and strengths (items 51-70) in communication. There are 10 sub-scales consisting of 7 items each. The Children's Communication Checklist-2 (CCC-2) Initiation Subscale consists of 7 items rated from 0 (less than once a week or never) to 3 (several times [more than twice] a day or always), with a total raw score of 0 (mildest) to 21 (most severe).

  7. Change From Baseline in Children's Communication Checklist-2 (CCC-2) - Scripted Language Subscale at Week 12 [ Time Frame: Baseline (Visit 1) to week 12 ]
    The Children's Communication Checklist-2 (CCC-2) is a validated, norm-referenced, informant-rated scale that evaluates difficulties (items 1-50) and strengths (items 51-70) in communication. There are 10 sub-scales consisting of 7 items each. The Children's Communication Checklist-2 (CCC-2) Scripted language Subscale consists of 7 items rated from 0 (less than once a week or never) to 3 (several times [more than twice] a day or always), with a total raw score of 0 (mildest) to 21 (most severe).

  8. Change From Baseline in Children's Communication Checklist-2 (CCC-2) - Context Subscale at Week 12 [ Time Frame: Baseline (Visit 1) to week 12 ]
    The Children's Communication Checklist-2 (CCC-2) is a validated, norm-referenced, informant-rated scale that evaluates difficulties (items 1-50) and strengths (items 51-70) in communication. There are 10 sub-scales consisting of 7 items each. The Children's Communication Checklist-2 (CCC-2) Context Subscale consists of 7 items rated from 0 (less than once a week or never) to 3 (several times [more than twice] a day or always), with a total raw score of 0 (mildest) to 21 (most severe).

  9. Change From Baseline in Children's Communication Checklist-2 (CCC-2) - Nonverbal Communication Subscale at Week 12 [ Time Frame: Baseline (Visit 1) to week 12 ]
    The Children's Communication Checklist-2 (CCC-2) is a validated, norm-referenced, informant-rated scale that evaluates difficulties (items 1-50) and strengths (items 51-70) in communication. There are 10 sub-scales consisting of 7 items each. The Children's Communication Checklist-2 (CCC-2) Nonverbal communication Subscale consists of 7 items rated from 0 (less than once a week or never) to 3 (several times [more than twice] a day or always), with a total raw score of 0 (mildest) to 21 (most severe).

  10. Change From Baseline in Children's Communication Checklist-2 (CCC-2) - Social Relations Subscale at Week 12 [ Time Frame: Baseline (Visit 1) to week 12 ]
    The Children's Communication Checklist-2 (CCC-2) is a validated, norm-referenced, informant-rated scale that evaluates difficulties (items 1-50) and strengths (items 51-70) in communication. There are 10 sub-scales consisting of 7 items each. The Children's Communication Checklist-2 (CCC-2) Social Relations Subscale consists of 7 items rated from 0 (less than once a week or never) to 3 (several times [more than twice] a day or always), with a total raw score of 0 (mildest) to 21 (most severe).

  11. Change From Baseline in Children's Communication Checklist-2 (CCC-2) - Interests Subscale at Week 12 [ Time Frame: Baseline (Visit 1) to week 12 ]
    The Children's Communication Checklist-2 (CCC-2) is a validated, norm-referenced, informant-rated scale that evaluates difficulties (items 1-50) and strengths (items 51-70) in communication. There are 10 sub-scales consisting of 7 items each. The Children's Communication Checklist-2 (CCC-2) Interests Subscale consists of 7 items rated from 0 (less than once a week or never) to 3 (several times [more than twice] a day or always), with a total raw score of 0 (mildest) to 21 (most severe).



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Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Years to 12 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Completed at least 12 weeks of exposure to study drug in lead-in study MEM-MD-91 (NCT01592786)
  2. Met responder criterion at two consecutive visits separated by at least two weeks in lead-in study MEM-MD-91
  3. Provide written informed assent, when developmentally appropriate, to participate in the study before conduct of any study-specific procedures. The parent/guardian/LAR must provide written informed consent before the patient's participation in the study. A separate written informed consent for the caregiver must also be obtained before the conduct of any study specific procedures
  4. Have a knowledgeable caregiver who is capable of providing reliable information about the patient's condition, attending all clinic visits with the patient, and overseeing the administration of study drug. Every effort should be made to maintain the same caregiver as used in the lead-in study throughout this study
  5. Have normal results from the physical examination, laboratory tests, ECG, and vital signs at Visit 1 of this study (last visit of Study MEM-MD-91). Any abnormal findings must be deemed not clinically significant by the Investigator and documented
  6. Be able to speak and understand English sufficiently (or their native language if this can be accommodated by the site), as well as have a caregiver and parent/guardian/LAR who is able to speak and understand English sufficiently (or their native language if this can be accommodated by the site), to comprehend the nature of the study and to allow for the completion of all study assessments
  7. Have a family that is sufficiently organized and stable to guarantee adequate safety monitoring and continuous attendance to clinic visits for the duration of the study
  8. Females who are 9 years and older or who have had onset of menses must have a negative urine pregnancy test at Visit 1
  9. Age of 6 years to 12 years at the time of entry into lead in study MEM-MD-91

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients with a concurrent medical condition that might interfere with the conduct of the study, confound interpretation of the study results, or endanger the patient's well being
  2. Significant risk of suicidality based on the Investigator's judgment, the Aberrant Behavior Checklist-Irritability subscale (ABC-I), or if appropriate, as indicated by a response of "yes" to questions 4 or 5 in the suicidal ideation section of the Children's C-SSRS (Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale) or any suicidal behavior.
  3. Patients with evidence or history of malignancy (other than excised basal cell carcinoma) or any significant hematologic, endocrine, cardiovascular (including any rhythm disorder), neurologic, respiratory, renal, hepatic, or gastrointestinal disease
  4. Female patients of child-bearing potential who are not using or not willing to use a conventional method of contraception approved by the PI. Abstinence is an acceptable method of contraception
  5. Patients requiring treatment with prohibited concomitant medications
  6. Patients who, in the opinion of the Investigator, might not be suitable for the study
  7. Employee or immediate relative of an employee of Forest Laboratories, Inc., any of its affiliates or partners, or the study center

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01592747


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Sponsors and Collaborators
Forest Laboratories
Investigators
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Study Director: Jordan Lateiner, MS, MBA Forest Research Institute, Inc.- A Subsidiary of Forest Laboratories, Inc.

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Responsible Party: Forest Laboratories
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01592747     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MEM-MD-68
First Posted: May 7, 2012    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: April 24, 2019
Last Update Posted: April 24, 2019
Last Verified: March 2019
Keywords provided by Forest Laboratories:
Asperger's
Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS)
Memantine
Pediatric Disorder
Randomized Controlled Trial
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Developmental Disabilities
Child Development Disorders, Pervasive
Disease
Autistic Disorder
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Asperger Syndrome
Pathologic Processes
Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Mental Disorders
Memantine
Antiparkinson Agents
Anti-Dyskinesia Agents
Dopamine Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Excitatory Amino Acid Antagonists
Excitatory Amino Acid Agents