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A Study of Brivaracetam in Subjects With Partial Onset Seizures

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00175929
First Posted: September 15, 2005
Last Update Posted: April 13, 2015
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
UCB Pharma
  Purpose
This trial will evaluate the efficacy and safety of brivaracetam (at doses of 50 and 150 mg/day in twice a day administration) as add on therapy in subjects with focal epilepsy

Condition Intervention Phase
Epilepsy, Focal Other: Placebo Drug: Brivaracetam Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multicenter, Double-blind, Randomized, Placebo-controlled, 3 Parallel Groups, Dose-ranging Trial Evaluating the Efficacy and Safety of Ucb 34714 Used as Adjunctive Treatment at Doses of 50 and 150 mg/Day in b.i.d. Administration (Oral Capsules of 25 mg) for a Maximum of 12 Weeks in Subjects From 16 to 65 Years With Refractory Epilepsy Suffering From Partial Onset Seizures Whether or Not Secondarily Generalized

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Further study details as provided by UCB Pharma:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Partial onset seizure frequency (Type I) per week over the 7-week maintenance period [ Time Frame: 7-week maintenance period ]
    Partial onset seizure frequency (Type I) per week over the 7-week maintenance period


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Seizure frequency per week for all seizures (types I+II+III) over the 7-week Maintenance period [ Time Frame: During the Maintenance period (approximately 7 weeks) ]
  • Percentage of reduction from Baseline in seizure frequency per week for partial onset seizures (type I) over the 7-week Maintenance period [ Time Frame: During the Maintenance period (approximately 7 weeks) ]
  • Percentage of reduction from Baseline in seizure frequency per week for all seizures (types I+II+III) over the 7-week Maintenance period [ Time Frame: During the Maintenance period (approximately 7 weeks) ]
  • Responder rate in partial onset seizures (type I) over the 7-week Maintenance period [ Time Frame: During the Maintenance period (approximately 7 weeks) ]
    A responder was defined as a subject with a ≥ 50% reduction in seizure frequency per week from the Baseline period to the Maintenance period.

  • Response to treatment in partial onset seizures (type I) over the 7-week Maintenance period [ Time Frame: During the Maintenance period (approximately 7 weeks) ]
    The percentage reduction from Baseline in partial seizure frequency per week over the Maintenance period was grouped in 5 categories: < -25%, -25% to < 25%, 25% to < 75%, 75% to ≤ 100%, and 100%.

  • Percentage of seizure-free subjects over the 7-week Maintenance period [ Time Frame: During the Maintenance period (approximately 7 weeks) ]
  • Percentage of seizure-free days per 4 weeks over Baseline and Maintenance periods [ Time Frame: Baseline through Maintenance period (approximately 11 weeks) ]
  • Time to N-th seizure in the Maintenance period [ Time Frame: During the Maintenance period (approximately 7 weeks) ]

Enrollment: 157
Study Start Date: May 2005
Study Completion Date: March 2006
Primary Completion Date: March 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Matching placebo tablets administered twice a day
Other: Placebo
Daily oral dose of two equal intakes, morning and evening, of placebo in a double-blinded way for the 10-week Treatment Period (3 weeks up-titration followed by 7-week maintenance period)
Experimental: Brivaracetam 50 mg/day
Brivaracetam 50 mg/day, 25 mg administered twice a day
Drug: Brivaracetam
Daily oral dose of two equal intakes, morning and evening, of Brivaracetam 50 mg/day in a double-blinded way for the 10-week Treatment Period (3 weeks up-titration followed by 7-week maintenance period)
Experimental: Brivaracetam 150 mg/day
Brivaracetam 150 mg/day, 75 mg administered twice a day
Drug: Brivaracetam
Daily oral dose of two equal intakes, morning and evening, of Brivaracetam 150 mg/day in a double-blinded way for the 10-week Treatment Period (3 weeks up-titration followed by 7-week maintenance period)

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years to 65 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Well-characterized focal epilepsy or epileptic syndrome according to the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) classification
  • Subjects with a history of partial onset seizures
  • Subjects having at least 4 partial onset seizures during the Baseline period and at least 2 partial onset seizures per month during the 3 months preceding Visit 1
  • Subjects being uncontrolled while treated by 1 or 2 concomitant Antiepileptic drug(s) AED(s) being stable
  • Male/ female subjects from 16 to 65 years, both inclusive. Subjects under 18 years may only be included where legally permitted and ethically accepted

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Seizure type IA non-motor as only seizure type
  • History or presence of seizures occurring only in clustered patterns
  • History of cerebrovascular accident (CVA)
  • Presence of any sign suggesting rapidly progressing brain disorder or brain tumor
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00175929


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Sponsors and Collaborators
UCB Pharma
Investigators
Study Director: UCB Clinical Trial Call Center +1 877 822 9493 (UCB)
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: UCB Pharma
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00175929     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: N01114
2004-001856-35 ( EudraCT Number )
First Submitted: September 9, 2005
First Posted: September 15, 2005
Last Update Posted: April 13, 2015
Last Verified: April 2015

Keywords provided by UCB Pharma:
Epilepsy
Focal Epilepsy
Partial Onset Seizures
Brivaracetam

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