Clinical Trial: Study of PROVIGIL ® (Modafinil) Treatment in Children and Adolescents With Excessive Sleepiness Associated With Narcolepsy

This study is currently recruiting patients.

Sponsored by: Cephalon
Information provided by: Cephalon


Primary Objectives: The primary objectives of the study are to determine the effectiveness of PROVIGIL treatment, compared to placebo treatment, in children and adolescents with excessive sleepiness (ES) associated with narcolepsy, as assessed by:

  • mean sleep latency from the Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT) (average of 4 naps performed at 0900, 1100, 1300, and 1500) at the last post-baseline observation (week 6 or early termination)
  • the Clinical Global Impression of Change (CGI–C) ratings for ES, at the last post-baseline observation (week 6 or early termination).

Condition Treatment or Intervention Phase
 Drug: Modafinil
Phase III

MedlinePlus related topics:  Sleep Disorders

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Treatment, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo Control, Parallel Assignment, Safety/Efficacy Study

Official Title: A Phase 3, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel-Group Study to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of PROVIGIL ® (Modafinil) Treatment (100, 200, and 400 mg/day) in Children and Adolescents With Excessive Sleepiness Associated With Narcolepsy

Further Study Details: 
Primary Outcomes: Mean sleep latency from the Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT) (average of 4 naps performed at 0900, 1100, 1300, and 1500) at the last post baseline observation (week 6 or early termination); The Clinical Global Impression of Change (CGI–C) ratings for ES, at the last post baseline observation (week 6 or early termination)
Secondary Outcomes: Clinical Global Impression of Change (CGI-C) ratings for ES at weeks 3 and 6; Total score from the Pediatric Daytime Sleepiness Scale (PDSS) at weeks 3 and 6, and last postbaseline observation; Mean sleep latency from the MSLT (average of 4 naps performed at 0900, 1100, 1300, and 1500) at week 6
Expected Total Enrollment:  140

Study start: October 2004;  Expected completion: October 2005
Last follow-up: September 2005;  Data entry closure: October 2005


Ages Eligible for Study:  6 Years   -   16 Years,  Genders Eligible for Study:  Both

Accepts Healthy Volunteers


Inclusion Criteria:

Diagnosis and Main Criteria for Inclusion (Patients are included in the study if all of the following criteria are met):

  • Written informed consent/assent is obtained
  • A boy or girl aged 6 through 16 years, inclusive
  • Meet the 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) as assessed by all of the following: *clinical history; *NPSG (nocturnal polysomnogram) (as evaluated by the investigator) to rule out other sleep disorders (ie, obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome [OSAHS] or periodic limb movement with sleep [PLMs]); *narcolepsy (or presumed narcolepsy) as identified by at least 1 of the following: MSLT (as evaluated by the investigator) (mean sleep latency [from 4 naps] <10 minutes); 2 sleep onset REM periods (SOREMP); cataplexy; sleep paralysis; hypnogogic hallucinations -OR- *have a previous diagnosis of narcolepsy on the basis of NPSG and/or MSLT at any time before the screening visit
  • Have ES (MSLT <10 minutes and/or CGI S ≥4) that is not a direct result of inadequate sleep hygiene or other medical disorder
  • 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 for age on the National High Blood Pressure Education Program guidelines for blood pressure levels for boys and girls ages 6 through 16 years
  • Girls who are post menarche or sexually active must have a negative urine pregnancy test prior to the baseline visit, 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 30 days after participation in the study). Acceptable methods of birth control include: barrier method with spermicide; steroidal contraceptive (eg, oral, transdermal, implanted, or injected) in conjunction with a barrier method; intrauterine device (IUD); or abstinence.
  • Be able to swallow a placebo tablet the same size and shape as the study drug tablet
  • Negative UDS (urine drug screen) for any illicit drug, alcohol (ethanol), stimulants, or modafinil at screening; if positive for stimulants or modafinil (prescribed for ES) at the screening visit, UDS to be repeated after a washout period and before the baseline visit
  • Have a parent or legal guardian who is willing to participate in the study

Exclusion Criteria:

Main Criteria for Exclusion (Patients are excluded from participating in this study if 1 or more of the following criteria are met):

  • Have any other disorder(s) that could be considered the primary cause of ES (eg, self induced sleep deprivation)
  • Have a past or present seizure disorder (except history of a 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
  • Have an average of 5 or more apneic/hypopneic episodes per hour of nocturnal sleep as assessed by NPSG at the baseline visit
  • A clinically significant drug sensitivity to stimulants such as amphetamine, dextroamphetamine, methylphenidate, or pemoline; and/or modafinil or any of its components
  • Use of any prescription (eg, clonidine, guanfacine) or nonprescription (over the counter [OTC]) medications, including dietary supplements with psychoactive properties (eg, any OTC medications or supplements containing ephedrine [ie, ma huang or ephedra], pseudoephedrine, caffeine, or phenylpropanolamine) or sedating properties (ie, antihistamines or sedative hypnotics) within 1 week of the baseline visit (Note: Medications for the treatment of cataplexy will be permitted if the patient has been on a stable dose for at least 1 month.)
  • Use of any MAO (monoamine oxidase) inhibitors or SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reputake Inhibitors) within 2 weeks of the baseline visit (unless used for cataplexy)
  • 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, and urinalysis) at the screening or baseline visit
  • ANC (absolute neutrophil count) below the lower limit of normal at the screening visit (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.)
  • Seated pulse outside the range of 60 through 115 bpm after resting for 5 minutes
  • A history of alcohol, narcotic, or any other substance abuse or dependence as defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association, 4th Edition (DSM IV) criteria
  • A total daily intake of more than 250 mg of caffeine per day (eg, approximately five 12 ounce caffeinated sodas, 2.5 cups of coffee or tea, or about 12.5 ounces of chocolate per day) within 1 week of the baseline visit
  • Pregnant or lactating/nursing girl; any girl who becomes pregnant during the study will be withdrawn
  • A clinically significant illness within 4 weeks of the baseline visit; or is symptomatic for any clinically significant illness at the screening or baseline visit

Location and Contact Information

Patrick Young      610-738-6587
Nancy Harvey      610-738-6615

      Robert Doekel, Jr., M.D., Birmingham,  Alabama,  35213,  United States; Recruiting

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

      Barbara Harris, Ph.D., Phoenix,  Arizona,  85050,  United States; Recruiting

      Derek Loewy, Ph.D., Tucson,  Arizona,  85712,  United States; Not yet recruiting

      Stuart Quan, M.D., Tucson,  Arizona,  85724,  United States; Not yet recruiting

      Samuel Boellner, M.D., Little Rock,  Arkansas,  72205,  United States; Recruiting

      John L. Carroll, M.D., Little Rock,  Arkansas,  72202,  United States; Not yet recruiting

      Joseph McCarty, M.D., Fort Smith,  Arkansas,  72913,  United States; Recruiting

      Jed Black, M.D., Stanford,  California,  94305,  United States; Not yet recruiting

      Stephen Brooks, M.D., San Francisco,  California,  94109,  United States; Not yet recruiting

      Mark Buchfuhrer, M.D., Long Beach,  California,  90806,  United States; Not yet recruiting

      Milton K. Erman, M.D., San Diego,  California,  92121,  United States; Not yet recruiting

      Yury Furman, M.D., Los Angeles,  California,  90048,  United States; Not yet recruiting

      Paul Haberman, M.D., Santa Monica,  California,  90404,  United States; Not yet recruiting

      Lawrence Sher, M.D., Rolling Hills Estates,  California,  90274,  United States; Not yet recruiting

      Richard Shubin, M.D., Pasadena,  California,  91105,  United States; Not yet recruiting

      Stuart Menn, M.D., Palm Springs,  California,  92262,  United States; Not yet recruiting

      Julie Thompson-Dobkin, D.O., Huntington Beach,  California,  92648,  United States; Not yet recruiting

      Martin A. Cohn, M.D., Naples,  Florida,  34110,  United States; Not yet recruiting

      Amerigo Padilla, M.D., Miami,  Florida,  33173,  United States; Not yet recruiting

      D. Alan Lankford, Ph.D., Atlanta,  Georgia,  30342,  United States; Not yet recruiting

      Gary Montgomery, M.D., Atlanta,  Georgia,  30342,  United States; Recruiting

      Jerry Silverboard, M.D., Atlanta,  Georgia,  30342,  United States; Not yet recruiting

      Charles Wells, Jr., M.D., Macon,  Georgia,  31208,  United States; Recruiting

      Anna Ivanenko, M.D., Ph.D., Maywood,  Illinois,  60153,  United States; Not yet recruiting

      Michael Kohrman, M.D., Chicago,  Illinois,  60637,  United States; Not yet recruiting

      Henry Lahmeyer, M.D., Northfield,  Illinois,  60093,  United States; Not yet recruiting

      Stephen H. Sheldon, D.O., FAAP, Chicago,  Illinois,  60614,  United States; Not yet recruiting

      James Cook, M.D., Danville,  Indiana,  46122,  United States; Not yet recruiting

      William Leeds, D.O., Topeka,  Kansas,  66606,  United States; Not yet recruiting

      Karen Waters, M.D., Louisville,  Kentucky,  40202,  United States; Not yet recruiting

      Margaret Ann Springer, M.D., Shreveport,  Louisiana,  71103,  United States; Not yet recruiting

      Helene A. Emsellem, M.D., Chevy Chase,  Maryland,  20815,  United States; Not yet recruiting

      Marc Raphaelson, M.D., Frederick,  Maryland,  21702,  United States; Not yet recruiting

      Daniela Minecan, M.D., Ann Arbor,  Michigan,  48109,  United States; Not yet recruiting

      George Zureikat, M.D., Flint,  Michigan,  48503,  United States; Not yet recruiting

      John Harsh, Ph.D., DABSM, Hattiesburg,  Mississippi,  39401,  United States; Recruiting

      Pradeep Sahota, M.D., Columbia,  Missouri,  65212,  United States; Not yet recruiting

      William Torch, M.D., MS, Reno,  Nevada,  89502,  United States; Not yet recruiting

New Jersey
      Lee Brooks, M.D., Princeton,  New Jersey,  08540,  United States; Not yet recruiting

      Monroe Karetzky, M.D., Newark,  New Jersey,  07112,  United States; Recruiting

      Sushmita Mikkilineni, M.D., New Brunswick,  New Jersey,  08903,  United States; Not yet recruiting

      Kathleen Ryan, M.D., Mount Laurel,  New Jersey,  08054,  United States; Not yet recruiting

      Marc Seelagy, M.D., Trenton,  New Jersey,  08629,  United States; Not yet recruiting

New York
      Gary Zammit, M.D., New York,  New York,  10025,  United States; Not yet recruiting

North Carolina
      James Lee, M.D., Charlotte,  North Carolina,  28226,  United States; Not yet recruiting

      Raouf Amin, MD, Cincinnati,  Ohio,  45229,  United States; Not yet recruiting

      Michael Neeb, Ph.D., Toledo,  Ohio,  43608,  United States; Not yet recruiting

      Martin Scharf, Ph.D., Cincinnati,  Ohio,  45246,  United States; Not yet recruiting

      Markus H. Schmidt, M.D., Ph.D., Dublin,  Ohio,  43017,  United States; Not yet recruiting

      Carol Rosen, M.D., Cleveland,  Ohio,  44106,  United States; Not yet recruiting

      Bruce Corser, M.D., Cincinnati,  Ohio,  45219,  United States; Not yet recruiting

      William C. Orr, Ph.D., Oklahoma City,  Oklahoma,  73112,  United States; Not yet recruiting

      Jorg Pahl, M.D., Oklahoma City,  Oklahoma,  73118,  United States; Recruiting

      Dainis Irbe, M.D., Eugene,  Oregon,  97401,  United States; Not yet recruiting

      Guillermo Borrero, M.D., Clairton,  Pennsylvania,  15025,  United States; Not yet recruiting

      Lee Brooks, M.D., Philadelphia,  Pennsylvania,  19104,  United States; Not yet recruiting

      Jeffery Gould, M.D., Bethlehem,  Pennsylvania,  18015,  United States; Not yet recruiting

      William Pistone, M.D., Allentown,  Pennsylvania,  18104,  United States; Not yet recruiting

Rhode Island
      Judith Owens, M.D., MPH, Providence,  Rhode Island,  02903,  United States; Recruiting

South Carolina
      Richard Bogan, M.D., FCCP, Columbia,  South Carolina,  29201,  United States; Recruiting

      Julie Jacques, D.O., Morristown,  Tennessee,  37814,  United States; Not yet recruiting

      John Hudson, M.D., Austin,  Texas,  78756,  United States; Not yet recruiting

      David Sperry, M.D., Dallas,  Texas,  75230,  United States; Not yet recruiting

      Todd J. Swick, M.D., Houston,  Texas,  77024,  United States; Recruiting

      Jerry J. Tomasovic, M.D., San Antonio,  Texas,  78258,  United States; Recruiting

      James M. Ferguson, M.D., Salt Lake City,  Utah,  84107,  United States; Not yet recruiting

      Ralph A. Pascualy, M.D., Seattle,  Washington,  98122,  United States; Not yet recruiting

Canada, Alberta
      Adam Moscovitch, M.D., Calgary,  Alberta,  T2X2A8,  Canada; Not yet recruiting

Canada, Ontario
      Allen Denys, M.D., Windsor,  Ontario,  N9A1C9,  Canada; Not yet recruiting

      Leonid Kayumov, M.D., Scarborough,  Ontario,  M1S1T7,  Canada; Not yet recruiting

      Mortimer Mamelak, M.D., Toronto,  Ontario,  M2J2K9,  Canada; Recruiting

      Colin Shapiro, Ph.D., Toronto,  Ontario,  M5T2S8,  Canada; Recruiting

More Information

Study ID Numbers:  C1538/3027/NA/MN-Narcolepsy
Record last reviewed:  April 2005
Last Updated:  April 11, 2005
Record first received:  April 8, 2005 Identifier:  NCT00107796
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration; Canada: Health Canada (Awaiting confirmation) processed this record on 2005-04-14

Cache Date: April 14, 2005