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Observational Study of Lamotrigine

This study has been completed.
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Northwell Health Identifier:
First received: March 3, 2006
Last updated: March 22, 2007
Last verified: March 2007
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 Phase
Epilepsy Phase 4

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Defined Population
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Observational Study of Lamotrigine

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Further study details as provided by Northwell Health:

Estimated Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: October 2001
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.

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
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: 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
  More Information Identifier: NCT00299793     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 01.08.110
Study First Received: March 3, 2006
Last Updated: March 22, 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 processed this record on August 18, 2017