Assessment of the Pharmacokinetics of Circadin in Children With Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Sleep Disturbances
There is increasing evidence that chronic sleep disorders in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Angelman Syndrome (AS) and Smith-Magenis syndrome (SMS) are associated with disturbed melatonin secretion and melatonin administration has been shown to be effective in these populations. For children who have difficulties swallowing a tablet, Neurim has developed an age-appropriate Melatonin formulation in the form of mini-tablets which have the same dissolution profile as the Circadin tablets product, thus should produce the same melatonin concentration-time profile with the same effects. This study concerns the pharmacokinetic study. The purpose of this study is to : - Establish the 24 hour baseline profile of endogenous saliva melatonin concentrations and urine 6-SMT excretion in children aged 2 up to and including 17 years with neurodevelopmental disorders with sleep disturbances. - Establish the concentration-time profile of saliva melatonin concentrations and 24 hour 6-SMT urine excretion after 2 and 10 mg Circadin mini-tablets single dose administration in children aged 2 up to and including 17 years with neurodevelopmental disorders with sleep disturbances. - Evaluate the adverse event profile after a single dose of 2 or 10 mg Circadin mini-tablets in children aged 2 up to and including 17 years with neurodevelopmental disorders with sleep disturbances.
|Study start date||2013-07-16|