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Valproate Sustained Release Minitablets (Orfiril(R) Long) Once Daily in the Evening

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Desitin Arzneimittel GmbH
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00870688
First received: January 9, 2009
Last updated: May 19, 2009
Last verified: February 2009
  Purpose

Valproate is the first line therapy in primary generalized seizures. The applied drug contains sodium valproate in sustained release minitablets. As a multiple unit dosage form these can be easily swallowed and taken independent from meals.

A simple dosage scheme like valproate sustained release minitablets once daily in the evening should improve the compliance and likely the seizure situation of the patients. The data of this non interventional trial were directly extracted from the physician's electronic patient database. The observational period was 7 weeks compared to a retrospective period 7 weeks before start of the study.


Condition Intervention
Epilepsy
Drug: sodium valproate

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Non Interventional Trial of Valproate Sustained Release Minitablets Once Daily in the Evening

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Further study details as provided by Desitin Arzneimittel GmbH:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in Number of Seizures After Conversion To Valproate Retard Minitablets Once Daily [ Time Frame: 7 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Number of Seizures Within 7 Weeks [ Time Frame: 7 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Data About Efficacy, Safety and Compliance [ Time Frame: 7 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Enrollment: 82
Study Start Date: January 2005
Study Completion Date: April 2006
Primary Completion Date: April 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
1
epilepsy patients
Drug: sodium valproate
valproate sustained release minitablets, once daily.
Other Name: Orfiril (R) long

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

community sample outpatients

Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age of 12 years and above
  • epilepsy patients
  • indication to initiation / conversion to valproate sustained release minitablets once daily

Exclusion Criteria:

  • contraindication to valproate use
  • no indication for conversion to valproate sustained release minitablets once daily
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  More Information

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Responsible Party: Karin Lohmueller, Desitin Arzneimittel GmbH
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00870688     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: VPA 044/K
Study First Received: January 9, 2009
Results First Received: January 9, 2009
Last Updated: May 19, 2009
Health Authority: Germany: Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices

Keywords provided by Desitin Arzneimittel GmbH:
valproate
epilepsy
compliance
sustained released minitablet
Orfiril long

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Epilepsy
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Valproic Acid
Anticonvulsants
Antimanic Agents
Central Nervous System Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Enzyme Inhibitors
GABA Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Neurotransmitter Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Psychotropic Drugs
Therapeutic Uses
Tranquilizing Agents

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