Observational Study of Lamotrigine

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00299793
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 7, 2006
Last Update Posted : March 23, 2007
Information provided by:
Northwell Health

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to assess efficacy, safety and tolerability of lamotrigine as used in a natural clinical setting, to examine the positive effects of lamotrigine, and the reasons why some patients choose to continue or discontinue lamotrigine.

Condition or disease

Detailed Description:
There have been numerous randomized, double-blind controlled trials demonstrating the value of lamotrigine in the treatment of seizures. However, randomized trials take place in artificial experimental conditions with many restrictions imposed. There hasn't been much focus on positive effects on the patient, such as improvement in mood and level of alertness related to the drug. Other factors related to quality of life that affect the decision to continue or discontinue the drug are also important. Anecdotal experience suggests that lamotrigine is associated with increased alertness, enhanced energy levels and improved general sense of well-being. Observational studies that promote awareness of such distinguishing features and other aspects of efficacy are essential for guiding decision-making when prescribing anti-epileptic drugs.

Study Type : Observational
Enrollment : 60 participants
Observational Model: Defined Population
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Observational Study of Lamotrigine
Study Start Date : October 2001

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Epilepsy
Drug Information available for: Lamotrigine
U.S. FDA Resources

Information from the National Library of Medicine

Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contacts provided below. For general information, Learn About Clinical Studies.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who are about to be prescribed lamotrigine as an appropriate treatment for their epileptic disorder

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with mental retardation

Information from the National Library of Medicine

To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00299793

United States, New York
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
New Hyde Park, New York, United States, 11040
Sponsors and Collaborators
Northwell Health
Principal Investigator: Alan Ettinger, MD Northwell Health Identifier: NCT00299793     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 01.08.110
First Posted: March 7, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 23, 2007
Last Verified: March 2007

Keywords provided by Northwell Health:
Quality of life

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
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