Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology
OBJECTIVE: To collect pilot data assessing the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of tomoxetine, a nonstimulant norepinephrine enhancer, in pediatric attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
METHODS: An open-label trial of tomoxetine in pediatric ADHD was conducted as part of a multisite clinical trial. Following a baseline assessment, an ascending dose titration was completed during 10 weekly visits.
RESULTS: Ten subjects were enrolled at baseline, with eight completing the study. Seven of the eight remaining subjects met efficacy criteria. Significant decreases in symptom severity ratings by parents and study investigators were found. The medication was well tolerated, with transient appetite suppression the most frequently reported side effect. However, subjects' weights remained stable across study visits.
DISCUSSION: These preliminary findings suggest that tomoxetine may hold promise as a treatment for pediatric ADHD.
Adolescent, Antidepressive Agents, Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity, Child, Dose-Response Relationship, Drug, Humans, Male, Propylamines, Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
Kratochvil, Christopher J.; Bohac, Daryl; Harrington, Martin; Baker, Natalie; May, Diane E.; and Burke, William J., "An open-label trial of tomoxetine in pediatric attention deficit hyperactivity disorder." (2001). Journal Articles: Psychiatry. Paper 13.