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A Trial to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of SPM 927 (Lacosamide) in Subjects With Painful Distal Diabetic Neuropathy

This study has been completed.
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First received: October 11, 2005
Last updated: September 19, 2014
Last verified: April 2010
This trial was conducted at about 50 sites in Europe and has been clinically completed. Patients had symptoms of painful diabetic neuropathy for 6 months up to 5 years with an optimized diabetic control and at least moderate pain. Patients were not eligible with other chronic pain or any other medical or psychiatric condition, that would have jeopardized or compromised the patient's ability to participate in the trial. After a 2-week run-in phase patients were randomly assigned to one of three treatment arms. All patients who had completed the 6-week titration phase to reach their target dose entered a 12-week maintenance phase. At the end of the maintenance phase, subjects were offered the option of entering the open-label, follow-on trial. The change in pain was measured daily as well as interference of pain with sleep and general activity.

Condition Intervention Phase
Diabetic Neuropathy Drug: SPM 927 Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multi-center, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Trial to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of 400mg/Day and 600mg/Day SPM 927 (Lacosamide) in Subjects With Painful Distal Diabetic Neuropathy

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Further study details as provided by UCB Pharma:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Investigate the efficacy of lacosamide compared with placebo in reducing pain in subjects with painful distal diabetic neuropathy will be determined by pain score ratings assessed in a patient's diary and at clinic visits.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Investigate effect of lacosmide on subjects' perception of sleep, activity, quality of life, and safety, determined by rating scales assessed in a patient's diary and at the clinic visits.

Enrollment: 357
Study Start Date: December 2003
Study Completion Date: January 2005
Primary Completion Date: January 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Painful distal diabetic neuropathy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Symptoms of painful distal diabetic neuropathy for less than six months or greater than 5 years
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00238524

Monheim, Germany
Sponsors and Collaborators
UCB Pharma
Study Director: UCB Clinical Trial Call Center UCB Pharma
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Additional Information:
Publications: Identifier: NCT00238524     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SP0743
Study First Received: October 11, 2005
Last Updated: September 19, 2014

Keywords provided by UCB Pharma:
painful distal diabetic neuropathy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
Diabetic Neuropathies
Neuromuscular Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Diabetes Complications
Diabetes Mellitus
Endocrine System Diseases
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