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Lamotrigine in the Treatment of Bipolar Disorder in Women of Reproductive Age

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Natalie Rasgon, Stanford University Identifier:
First received: October 11, 2005
Last updated: April 19, 2016
Last verified: December 2012
This project will expand current knowledge of reproductive biology in women with bipolar disorder as well as assessing the impact of lamotrigine use for the treatment of bipolar disorder on reproductive function. Specifically, this study examines mood over the menstrual cycle and ovulation for three consecutive menstrual cycles in women treated for bipolar I, II, or NOS (not otherwise specified) with lamotrigine. In addition, testosterone and lipid concentrations will be measured before the participant starts receiving lamotrigine, as well as six months after receiving lamotrigine.

Bipolar Disorder

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Lamotrigine in the Treatment of Bipolar Disorder in Women of Reproductive Age

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Further study details as provided by Natalie Rasgon, Stanford University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Changes in weight, glucose, lipid levels , insulin and testosterone concentrations over 6 months onmedication [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
    This is a research study to determine how effective lamotrigine is in the treatment of bipolar disorder in women of reproductive age. Participants are between the ages of 18 and 45, have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and have indicated that they are about to begin or are considering treatment with lamotrigine. The purposes of this study are to explore the safety of lamotrigine in treating bipolar I disorder, bipolar II disorder, and rapid cycling bipolar disorder in women compared to other mood stabilizers and anti-depressants. In addition, this study aims to explore lamotrigine's effects on the association between the mood and the menstrual cycle and to compare the effects of various medications that participants receive for treatment of their illness in regards to reproductive hormone levels.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Menstrual cycle length and presence or absence of ovulation [ Time Frame: 6 months ]

Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: May 2008
Study Completion Date: May 2012
Primary Completion Date: December 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 45 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Females age 18 through 45 with a diagnosis of bipolar, considering treatment with Lamotragine.

Inclusion Criteria::

  • Female
  • Ages 18 through 45
  • Diagnosis of bipolar disorder (I, II, or NOS)
  • Willing to sign the Human Subject Protection Consent Form prior to enrollment into the study
  • Willing to use lamotrigine
  • Never used lamotrigine prior to study entry Exclusion Criteria:- Unwilling or unable to comply with study requirements, e.g. complete forms, or attend scheduled evaluations
  • Significant alcohol and/or substance abuse or dependence within the prior 6 months
  • Used lamotrigine prior to study entry, or currently using lamotrigine at study entry
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00238576

United States, California
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, California, United States, 94305
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, California, United States, 94305
Sponsors and Collaborators
Stanford University
Principal Investigator: Dr Natalie Rasgon Stanford University
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Natalie Rasgon, Principal Investigator, Stanford University Identifier: NCT00238576     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 79890
SPO# 30264
Study First Received: October 11, 2005
Last Updated: April 19, 2016

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bipolar Disorder
Pathologic Processes
Bipolar and Related Disorders
Mental Disorders
Calcium Channel Blockers
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Excitatory Amino Acid Antagonists
Excitatory Amino Acid Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Voltage-Gated Sodium Channel Blockers
Sodium Channel Blockers processed this record on September 19, 2017