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To Evaluate the Safety and Metabolic Profile of Vyvanse for the Treatment of ADHD in Euthymic Adults With Bipolar I/II Disorder

This study is currently Recruiting

December 2010 By University Health Network, Toronto

First Recieved on December 14, 2010

Last Updated on December 17, 2010

Sponsor: University Health Network, Toronto
Information provided by: University Health Network, Toronto
Identifier: NCT01263548


ADHD in the adult population is associated with several measures of harmful dysfunction. For example, adult ADHD is associated with high rates of separation/divorce and never-married status, lower educational attainment and occupational achievement, absenteeism, presenteeism, and job termination, as well as decreased social function. Individuals with adult ADHD are more likely than controls to have a comorbid diagnosis of bipolar disorder, alcohol and substance abuse, as well as antisocial personality disorder. Psychostimulants are the most frequently employed medications in the treatment of adult ADHD. Several psychostimulants are Health Canada and US FDA-approved for the treatment of ADHD symptoms in adulthood. Hitherto, no trial has evaluated the safety and efficacy of a psychostimulant in the treatment of ADHD symptomatology in adult individuals with bipolar disorder. Vyvanse is the first prodrug stimulant indicated for the treatment of adult (and pediatric) ADHD. Vyvanse is a therapeutically inactive molecule (i.e. prodrug). After oral ingestion, lisdexamfetamine is converted to l-lysine, a naturally occurring essential amino acid, and active d-amphetamine, which is responsible for the drug's activity. Vyvanse provides a longer duration of effect consistent throughout the day with reduced potential for risk of abuse. Vyvanse is generally well tolerated with an adverse event profile similar to other psychostimulant medications. Available evidence indicates that in most treated subjects, Vyvanse is weight-neutral and/or is associated with weight loss. Moreover, in some individuals, it is associated with improvement in both glucose and lipid homeostasis. The evaluation of safety/tolerability profiles as well as the effectiveness of lisdexamfetamine in a "real-world" population has significant translational value.

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective


Ages Eligible for Study:18 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:No

Inclusion Criteria: - Outpatient status - Male or female subjects between the ages of 18 to 55 years, inclusive - Primary diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder and ADHD according to criteria in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR) using the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview. - Agree to use reliable method of birth control - YMRS score </= 12 - CGI-BP < 6 - Able and willing to provide a written informed consent Exclusion Criteria: - Current Axis I primary psychiatric diagnosis other than Bipolar Disorder and ADHD - Current Axis II psychiatric disorder of primary clinical focus - Active alcohol as well as illicit or other substance abuse during the past 3 months - Current clinically unstable medical condition. - Inability to understand and engage in the process of informed consent. - Inability to cooperate with study procedures. - Presence of known allergies or hypersensitivity to lisdexamfetamine - History of destabilization when exposed to psychostimulant medication - Current high risk of suicide - Current treatment with corticosteroids - Electroconvulsive therapy in the last 1 year - Current participation in a separate clinical research study involving an investigational drug



  • Mood Disorders Psychopharmacology Unit

    Toronto, Ontario M5T 2S8 Canada

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