Effect of Antiseizure Medication on Hormone Levels and Sexual Function in Men With Epilepsy
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00179426
Recruitment Status :
First Posted : September 16, 2005
Last Update Posted : March 13, 2017
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Andrew Herzog, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
The purpose of this study is to determine if antiseizure drugs affect hormone levels and sexual function in men with seizures.
Condition or disease
This study involves donating two small tubes of blood for hormonal testing, which will be drawn at the same time as your routine blood draw for the monitoring of your antiseizure medication. You will also be asked to fill out a short confidential questionnaire regarding your sexual interest and function.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 50 Years (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Must be a male between 18-50 years of age
Must have seizures
Must be on antiseizure medication for at least six months duration
Must not have taken hormones, major tranquilizers or antidepressants for at least 3 months