A Study of the Effectiveness, Safety, and Tolerability of Carisbamate as Add-On Therapy in Patients With Partial Onset Seizures.

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
SK Life Science
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00740623
First received: August 21, 2008
Last updated: January 15, 2013
Last verified: January 2013
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness, safety, and tolerability of carisbamate as add-on therapy for the treatment of partial onset seizures in patients with epilepsy.


Condition Intervention Phase
Epilepsy, Partial, Motor
Epilepsy, Complex Partial
Epilepsy, Simple Partial
Focal Motor Epilepsy
Drug: Carisbamate
Drug: placebo
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel-Group, Multicenter Study to Evaluate the Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of Carisbamate as Adjunctive Therapy in Subjects With Partial Onset Seizures.

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Further study details as provided by SK Life Science:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Primary efficacy endpoints are percent reduction in partial onset seizure frequency in the US and the rest of the world (excluding Europe, Australia, New Zealand, S Africa), and responder rate for Europe, Australia, New Zealand, S Africa [ Time Frame: from baseline relative to the entire double-blind treatment phase (14 weeks) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Secondary endpoints are percent reduction in partial onset seizure frequency for EuropeAustraliaNew Zealand S Africa, percent reduction in secondarily generalized seizure and time to onset of treatment effect on partial onset seizure frequency reduction [ Time Frame: from baseline relative to the entire double-blind treatment phase (14 weeks) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 547
Study Start Date: January 2009
Study Completion Date: April 2010
Primary Completion Date: October 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 001
Carisbamate 800 mg/day for 14 weeks
Drug: Carisbamate
800 mg/day for 14 weeks
Experimental: 002
Carisbamate 1,200 mg/day for 14 weeks
Drug: Carisbamate
1,200 mg/day for 14 weeks
Placebo Comparator: 003
placebo for 14 weeks
Drug: placebo
placebo for 14 weeks

Detailed Description:

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), epilepsy afflicts more than 50 million people worldwide. Older antiepileptic drugs are still commonly used, despite a diverse range of side effects. New AEDs approved since the early 1990s have shown an improved tolerability profile. Nonetheless, approximately 30% of patients, particularly those with partial onset seizures, are not well controlled even on the newer treatments or they experience significant side effects secondary to treatment. Therefore, the development of new drugs with effectiveness or safety and tolerability advantages over currently marketed antiepileptic drugs is needed. This is a randomized (study medication assigned by chance), double-blind (neither the physician nor the patient knows the name of the assigned study medication), placebo-controlled, parallel-group, multicenter study. The study has 3 phases: an 8-week pretreatment phase including screening and a baseline period, a 14-week double blind treatment phase, including a 2-week titration period and a 12-week maintenance period, and a 4 week posttreatment phase. During the 56-day baseline period, patients will be required to have at least 6 partial onset seizures, no more than >= 100 partial onset seizures per 28 days, and no seizure-free period for more than 3 weeks to be eligible to enter the double-blind treatment phase of the study. During the double-blind treatment phase of study CARISEPY3013, patients will be randomly assigned to receive 800 mg/day carisbamate, 1,200 mg/day carisbamate, or placebo for 14 weeks. The total duration of study CARISEPY3013 is approximately 26 weeks for each subject. Patients who complete the double-blind treatment phase will be eligible to enter the separate extension study CARISEPY3014. Safety assessments include the monitoring of the frequency, severity, and timing of adverse events, clinical laboratory test results, 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) recordings, vital signs measurements, physical and neurologic examinations, the Physician Withdrawal Checklist for symptoms of withdrawal for those patients who taper and/or discontinue study drug, and pregnancy tests for females of childbearing potential. Assessments of effectiveness include seizure counts at every visit and the Quality of Life in Epilepsy-31 Patient Inventory questionnaire. A Medical Resource utilization questionnaire will be used to obtain cost-effectiveness information on carisbamate. The study hypothesis is that carisbamate is superior to placebo as add-on therapy (i.e., in addition to the current antiepileptic drugs that patients are taking) for the treatment of partial onset seizures in patients with epilepsy. Carisbamate 800 mg/day, 1,200 mg/day, or placebo taken twice daily in 2 equally divided doses, with or without food, and taken with noncarbonated water. A double-dummy design will be used so that all patients will take the same number of active drug and placebo tablets each day during the 14 weeks of the double blind treatment phase. Patients will continue to take a stable dosage or dosages of up to 3 antiepileptic drugs that they are already taking for their seizures during the entire study.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of partial onset seizures
  • had a neuroimaging procedure (computed tomography [CT] or magnetic resonance imaging [MRI] within the past 5 years that excluded a progressive neurologic disorder
  • History of inadequate response to at least 1 antiepileptic drug
  • Current treatment with at least 1 and up to 3 antiepileptic drugs. To be eligible for the double-blind treatment phase of study CARISEPY3013, patients must: have at least 6 partial onset seizures during the 56-day baseline period
  • Have not had > = 100 partial onset seizures per 28 days in the baseline period
  • And no seizure-free period of more than 3 weeks during the baseline period.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of status epilepticus or epilepsia partialis continua in the 6 months before study entry
  • Have a generalized epileptic syndrome
  • have a diagnosis of Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome
  • Currently experiencing seizures that cannot be counted accurately
  • have experienced rates of > = 100 partial onset seizures in any monthly period in the 6 months before study entry
  • Have a history of any current or past nonepileptic seizures, including psychogenic seizures
  • History of or current serious or medically unstable systemic disease
  • evidence of cardiac disease, including unstable angina, myocardial infarction, within the past 2 years, uncontrolled heart failure, major arrhythmias, congenital short QT syndrome, or significant shortening or lengthening of the QTc interval of the electrocardiogram
  • progressive neurologic disorder, such as a brain tumor, demyelinating disease, and degenerative CNS disease, or active CNS infection
  • current or past (within the past year) major psychotic disorder
  • History of suicidal or homicidal ideation within the past 2 years, or an episode of suicide attempt or homicide at any time in the past.
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Sponsors and Collaborators
SK Life Science
Investigators
Study Director: Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L. C. Clinical Trial Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.
  More Information

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Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: SK Life Science
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00740623     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CR015463, CARISEPY3013
Study First Received: August 21, 2008
Last Updated: January 15, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by SK Life Science:
Partial Onset Seizures
Simple Partial Seizures
Complex Partial Seizures

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Epilepsy
Seizures
Epilepsies, Partial
Epilepsy, Complex Partial
Epilepsy, Partial, Motor
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms

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