Trial record 18 of 67 for:    "essential tremor"

Zonisamide in the Treatment of Essential Tremor

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified September 2008 by Loma Linda University.
Recruitment status was  Active, not recruiting
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Loma Linda University Identifier:
First received: February 4, 2008
Last updated: September 11, 2008
Last verified: September 2008

The purpose of this study is to determine if Zonisamide is effective in reducing tremors in patients with Essential Tremor.

Condition Intervention
Essential Tremor
Drug: Zonisamide

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Pilot Study of Zonisamide in the Treatment of Essential Tremor

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Further study details as provided by Loma Linda University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Tremor severity [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Estimated Enrollment: 10
Study Start Date: June 2003
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date: May 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: 1 Drug: Zonisamide
100mg tablets once a day for two weeks, then increased to 200mg qhs for two weeks.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Diagnosis of Essential Tremor based on the Tremor Investigational Group criteria for definite or probable ET.
  2. Age: 18 years or over.
  3. Willingness and ability to comply with the study requirements and give informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Known history of psychiatric disorder, major depression, dementia, aplastic anemia, or Stevens-Johnson syndrome.
  2. Known alcohol or substance abuse in previous 12 months.
  3. Positive pregnancy test.
  4. Unwillingness to use adequate contraceptive methods if of childbearing potential.
  5. Known allergy to sulfonamides.
  6. Laboratory abnormalities prior to onset of trial.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00616343

Sponsors and Collaborators
Loma Linda University
Principal Investigator: David M Swope, MD Loma Linda University
  More Information

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Responsible Party: David Swope, MD, Loma Linda University Identifier: NCT00616343     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: OSR#53157
Study First Received: February 4, 2008
Last Updated: September 11, 2008
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Essential Tremor
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Movement Disorders
Central Nervous System Diseases
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Protective Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Central Nervous System Agents
Therapeutic Uses processed this record on July 08, 2014