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An Open-Label Study of N-Acetyl Cysteine in Autism

The purpose of the study is to test the tolerability and efficacy of N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) in children with Autism.

Stanford is not currently accepting new patients for this trial. You may want to check to see if other locations are recruiting.



  • drug : N-Acetyl Cysteine

Phase: Phase 2


Ages Eligible For Study:

3 Years - 12 Years

Inclusion Criteria

Subjects will be eligible for this study if they participated in the Double-blind, randomized, placebo controlled study of N-Acetyl Cysteine in Autism study at Stanford University and meet all of the following criteria: 1. Outpatients between 3.0 and 12.11 years of age inclusive 2. Males and females who are physically healthy 3. diagnosis of autism based DSM-IV- TR criteria, the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised, and expert clinical evaluation 4. CGI Severity rating of 4 5. Care provider who can reliably bring subject to clinic visits, can provide trustworthy ratings, and interacts with subject on a regular basis 6. Ability of subject to swallow the compound 7. Stable concomitant medications for at least 2 weeks 8. No planned changes in psychosocial interventions during the open-label NAC trial

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Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Robin Libove
Not Recruiting

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