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A Trial to Assess the Long-term Safety and Efficacy of Lacosamide in Subjects With Painful Diabetic Neuropathy

This study has been completed.
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First received: September 1, 2005
Last updated: September 19, 2014
Last verified: September 2009

The purpose of this study is to determine if lacosamide (SPM 927) is safe if taken for a longer period of time and whether it continues to work well to treat pain.

Subjects will receive lacosamide at a dose that will be individually determined to be the one that provides most pain relief with the least side effects. The maximum dose will be 600mg/day. Subjects may participate in this trial until October 2007. This time may be extended to allow them to participate until lacosamide is commercially available.

If a subject meet the requirements for the study at Visit 1 and after a two weeks phase without trial medication, s/he enters a Titration Phase to determine the personal optimal dose of lacosamide. When this dose is reached s/he will enter the Maintenance Phase and will be asked to return for visits every 4 weeks for the first 24 weeks and every 12 weeks thereafter.

Condition Intervention Phase
Painful Diabetic Neuropathy Drug: lacosamide Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multicenter, Open-label Trial to Assess the Long-term Safety and Efficacy of Lacosamide in Subjects With Painful Diabetic Neuropathy

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Further study details as provided by UCB Pharma:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To assess the tolerability and safety of long-term lacosamide administration in subjects with painful diabetic neuropathy. Assessment of adverse events, changes in laboratory parameters, ECGs, and physical examinations.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To evaluate the efficacy of long-term use of lacosamide in this indication. Efficacy will be determined by pain score ratings assessed in a patient's diary and with ratings at the clinic visits.

Enrollment: 371
Study Start Date: December 2004
Study Completion Date: October 2007
Primary Completion Date: October 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Open label active treatment
Drug: lacosamide
Lacosamide film-coated tablets; two times per day; up to 400 mg/day for 2.75 years
Other Name: SPM 927


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Painful diabetic neuropathy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • no clinically relevant liver enzyme abnormalities and impaired renal function, no cardiac abnormalities, no pregnant or nursing females
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00220337

Monheim, Germany
Sponsors and Collaborators
UCB Pharma
Study Director: UCB Clinical Trial Call Center +1 877 822 9493 (UCB)
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Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Study Director, UCB Identifier: NCT00220337     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SP0830
2004-000960-28 ( EudraCT Number )
Study First Received: September 1, 2005
Last Updated: September 19, 2014

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetic Neuropathies
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Diabetes Complications
Diabetes Mellitus
Endocrine System Diseases
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