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A Trial to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of 400mg/Day Lacosamide in Subjects With Painful Diabetic Neuropathy

This study has been completed.
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First received: July 6, 2006
Last updated: September 19, 2014
Last verified: September 2009

The purpose of this trial is to assess whether 400mg/day of lacosamide is effective in reducing pain caused by distal diabetic neuropathy. Two dose-escalation schemes for lacosamide will be used to further determine the efficacy of the "standard" scheme and to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a more rapid titration scheme. Subjects will be randomly assigned to one of three treatment groups. Subjects in two of the groups will receive lacosamide at a dose of 400mg/day, but different dose-escalation schemes will be used to reach this final dose. The third group of subjects will receive a placebo. Subjects will have a 2 in 3 (66 %) chance of getting lacosamide.

The maximum lacosamide dose in this trial will be 400mg/day. The maximum treatment duration will be 18 weeks, including a two-week Pre-Treatment Phase and a 12 weeks period on a stable dose of lacosamide or placebo.

Condition Intervention Phase
Painful Diabetic Neuropathy Drug: SPM 929 Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo Controlled Trial to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of 400mg/Day Lacosamide in Subjects With Painful Diabetic Neuropathy Using Two Different Titration Schemes

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Further study details as provided by UCB Pharma:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To investigate the efficacy of LCM compared with placebo in reducing pain in subjects with painful distal diabetic neuropathy. Two titration schemes will be used; the first is a standard titration scheme such that the target dose of 400mg/day [ Time Frame: 8 days and 22 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To investigate the onset of action under treatment of LCM, the effect of LCM on subjects' perception of pain, sleep, activity, and quality of life, and to further investigate the safety of LCM

Estimated Enrollment: 537
Study Start Date: June 2006
Study Completion Date: June 2007
Primary Completion Date: June 2007 (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:

  • Subject has had symptoms of painful diabetic neuropathy for at least 6 months and has a diagnosis of diabetes mellitus (Type I or Type II).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subject has previously participated in this trial or subject has previously been assigned to treatment in a trial of the drug under investigation in this trial
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00350103

Monheim, Germany
Sponsors and Collaborators
UCB Pharma
Study Director: UCB Clinical Trial Call Center UCB Pharma
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Additional Information: Identifier: NCT00350103     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SP0874
2005-005788-27 ( EudraCT Number )
Study First Received: July 6, 2006
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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