Monotherapy With Levetiracetam in Newly Diagnosed Patients Suffering From Epilepsy

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
UCB, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00150735
First received: September 6, 2005
Last updated: November 25, 2013
Last verified: July 2010
  Purpose

A double-blind trial comparing the efficacy and safety of levetiracetam to carbamazepine used as monotherapy in subjects (≥ 16 years) newly or recently diagnosed as suffering from epilepsy, and experiencing partial or generalized tonic-clonic seizures.


Condition Intervention Phase
Generalized Epilepsy
Drug: LEVETIRACETAM
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Official Title: A Multicenter, Double-blind, Randomized, Parallel Group, Positive-controlled Trial Comparing the Efficacy and Safety of Levetiracetam (1000 to 3000 mg/Day Oral b.i.d.) to Carbamazepine (400 to 1200 mg/Day Oral b.i.d.), Used as Monotherapy for up to a Maximum of 121 Weeks in Subjects (≥ 16 Years) Newly or Recently Diagnosed as Suffering From Epilepsy, and Experiencing Partial or Generalized Tonic-clonic Seizures

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Further study details as provided by UCB, Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To demonstrate that levetiracetam monotherapy is not inferior to carbamazepine by measuring the proportion of subjects with 6-month seizure freedom in subjects newly diagnosed as suffering from epilepsy.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Proportion of subjects with one year seizure freedom; time to first seizure; safety.

Estimated Enrollment: 580
Study Start Date: June 2002
Study Completion Date: July 2005
Primary Completion Date: July 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects with newly or recently diagnosed epilepsy having experienced unprovoked partial seizures (IA, IB, IC with clear focal origin), or generalized tonic-clonic seizures (without clear focal origin), that are classifiable according to the International Classification of Epileptic Seizures. The discrimination between IC and IIE is not requested for inclusion.
  • Subjects with at least 2 unprovoked seizures separated by a minimum of 48 hours in the year preceding randomization out of which at least 1 unprovoked seizure in the 3 months preceding randomization.
  • Subjects with a confirmed diagnosis of epilepsy.
  • Male/female subjects (≥16 years).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History or presence of seizures of other types than partial (IA, IB, IC, with clear focal origin) and generalized tonic-clonic (without clear focal origin) seizures.
  • History or presence of seizures occurring only in clustered patterns, defined as repeated seizures occurring over a short period of time, i.e. < 20 minutes, with or without function regained between 2 ictal events.
  • History, clinical or EEG finding suggestive of idiopathic generalized epilepsy (IGE) at randomization.
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Sponsors and Collaborators
UCB, Inc.
Investigators
Study Director: UCB Clinical Trial Call Center UCB, Inc.
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00150735     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: N01061
Study First Received: September 6, 2005
Last Updated: November 25, 2013
Health Authority: Belgium: Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products, FAMHP
Czech Republic: State Institute for Drug Control
Sweden: Medical Products Agency
Netherlands: Medicines Evaluation Board (MEB)
Germany: Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices
Hungary: National Institute of Pharmacy
United Kingdom: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
Finland: Finnish Medicines Agency
South Africa: Medicines Control Council
France: Afssaps - Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des produits de santé (Saint-Denis)
Italy: Ministry of Health
Poland: Ministry of Health

Keywords provided by UCB, Inc.:
Monotherapy, epilepsy, Levetiracetam, Keppra.

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Epilepsy
Epilepsy, Generalized
Seizures
Stress, Psychological
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms
Behavioral Symptoms
Etiracetam
Piracetam
Anticonvulsants
Central Nervous System Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions
Nootropic Agents
Neuroprotective Agents
Protective Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs

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