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Shire's Investigational Nonstimulant ADHD Treatment INTUNIV(TM) (Guanfacine Extended Release) Demonstrated Significant Efficacy in Reducing ADHD Symptoms at All Measured Time Points Up to 24 Hours Postdose
Date:5/7/2008

sments were completed on specified days at approximately 6 PM (after school and before dinner), 8 PM (dinner through bedtime) and 6 AM (waking time/new dose administration time), which represented 12, 14 and 24 hours after the administration of the dose of INTUNIV, respectively. The data demonstrated significant improvement of ADHD symptoms based on total endpoint CPRS-R scores for all weight adjusted dose groups treated with INTUNIV when compared to placebo for all time periods (at 12 hours, P=<.001; at 14 hours, P<.001; and at 24 hours, P=.003).

A separate analysis of the same phase III studies evaluated the percentage of ADHD patients who responded to weight-adjusted treatment with INTUNIV versus those participants receiving placebo. Using the change in the ADHD-RS-IV total score from baseline to endpoint as the primary efficacy measure, responders were defined as those with a 25 percent reduction in score from baseline to endpoint. Findings from the analysis showed that all groups treated with INTUNIV responded to the medication in a shorter time period than the placebo group (14 days versus 20 days, respectively, P=.001).

In the phase III studies, adverse events (AEs) were reported in 80.7 percent of patients treated with INTUNIV and 71.8 percent of patients treated with placebo. Overall, the AEs were mostly mild to moderate in severity. Adverse reactions that appeared to be dose-related in patients given INTUNIV included upper abdominal pain, constipation, dizziness, dry mouth, hypotension, sedation, and somnolence. Serious AEs reported in these analyses were uncommon and rates were similar between patients treated with INTUNIV and patients treated with placebo (0.6% of the INTUNIV group and 0.7% of placebo group, respectively).

About INTUNIV

INTUNIV, a once-daily formulation of guanfacine, provides a controlled, steady delivery of drug throughout the day with a delivery system that is designed to minimize the fluctuations between p
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