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Charleston, South Carolina


Purpose:

This study will test the ability of extended release nifedipine (Procardia XL), a blood pressure medication, to permit a decrease in the dose of glucocorticoid medication children take to treat congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH).


Study summary:

This protocol is designed to assess both acute and chronic effects of the calcium channel antagonist, nifedipine, on the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis in patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia. The multicenter trial is composed of two phases and will involve a double-blind, placebo-controlled parallel design. The goal of Phase I is to examine the ability of nifedipine vs. placebo to decrease adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) levels, as well as to begin to assess the dose-dependency of nifedipine effects. The goal of Phase II is to evaluate the long-term effects of nifedipine; that is, can attenuation of ACTH release by nifedipine permit a decrease in the dosage of glucocorticoid needed to suppress the HPA axis? Such a decrease would, in turn, reduce the deleterious effects of glucocorticoid treatment in CAH.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - diagnosed with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH) - normal ECG during baseline evaluation Exclusion Criteria: - history of liver disease, or elevated liver function tests - history of cardiovascular disease


NCT ID:

NCT00000102


Primary Contact:

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Backup Contact:

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Location Contact:

Charleston, South Carolina
United States



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Site Status: N/A


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 17, 2017

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