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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00451542
Recruitment Status :
(Sample too small in retrospective chart review to conduct analysis)
First Posted : March 23, 2007
Last Update Posted : April 27, 2017
Tuscaloosa Research & Education Advancement Corporation
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Lori Davis, MD, Tuscaloosa Research & Education Advancement Corporation
This study is a retrospective chart review of patients treated for bipolar disorder at the TVAMC in the past four years cross-referenced with the electronic pharmacy file for having received a prescription of divalproex or lamotrigine.
Condition or disease
The primary objective of the study is to assess the long-term outcome in bipolar patients treated with divalproex versus lamotrigine in a retrospective chart review of veterans as measured by time to relapse into any significant mood episode (i.e. mania or depression). The primary hypothesis is that bipolar patients will demonstrate significantly greater time to relapse in those treated with divalproex compared to those treated with lamotrigine. The secondary objective of the study is to assess the safety and relative tolerability of divalproex and lamotrigine in this population based on discontinuation due to side or adverse effect.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
19 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patients with Bipolar Disorder I or II who had a prescription of divalproex or lamotrigine.
Diagnosis of Bipolar I or Bipolar II disorder
Prescription of divalproex (any formulation except for Depakene/valproic acid) or lamotrigine in the electronic pharmacy profile.
Age 19 or older
Demonstrated stability for at least 4 weeks on an adequate dose of each medication (at least 50mg/d lamotrigine or 15mg/kg/day divalproex).
Treatment at the TVAMC for at least 6 months following the prescription of divalproex or lamotrigine.
Primary diagnosis of schizoaffective or schizophrenia during the evaluation period.
Prescription of divalproex and lamotrigine given concurrently during the observation period.