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K S Koblan, S C Hopkins, K Sarma, N Gallina, F Jin, N Levy-Cooperman, K A Schoedel, A Loebel
AIMS: The aim of this study was to evaluate the abuse potential of dasotraline, a novel dopamine and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor with slow absorption (tmax, 10-12h) and elimination (t1/2=47-77 h) that is in development for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). METHODS: Recreational stimulant users (N=48) who had specific experience with cocaine, and who were able to distinguish methylphenidate (60 mg) versus placebo in a qualification session, were randomized, in a 6-period, double-blind, crossover design, to receive single doses of dasotraline 8 mg, 16 mg, and 36 mg, methylphenidate (MPH) 40 mg and 80 mg, and placebo...
February 1, 2016: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
Seth C Hopkins, Soujanya Sunkaraneni, Estela Skende, Jeremy Hing, Julie A Passarell, Antony Loebel, Kenneth S Koblan
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Dasotraline is a novel inhibitor of dopamine and norepinephrine reuptake currently being investigated in clinical studies for the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Uniquely, relative to current ADHD medications, dasotraline has a slow absorption and long elimination half-life. Here we relate the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of dasotraline to reduction in ADHD symptoms based on simulated clinical trial outcomes. METHODS: Dasotraline pharmacokinetics were analyzed by population pharmacokinetic methodologies using data collected from 395 subjects after single or multiple oral dose administrations ranging from 0...
February 2016: Clinical Drug Investigation
Kenneth S Koblan, Seth C Hopkins, Kaushik Sarma, Fengbin Jin, Robert Goldman, Scott H Kollins, Antony Loebel
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity associated with clinically significant impairment in functioning. ADHD has an early onset, but frequently persists, with a prevalence estimate of 4% in adults. Dasotraline is a novel compound that is a potent inhibitor of dopamine and norepinephrine transporters that achieves stable plasma concentrations with once-daily dosing. In this study, adult outpatients meeting DSM-IV-TR criteria for ADHD were randomized to 4 weeks of double-blind, once-daily treatment with dasotraline 4 and 8 mg/day or placebo...
November 2015: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
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