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Efficacy and Safety of BGG492 as Adjunctive Treatment in Patients With Partial Onset Seizures

This study has been completed.
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First received: June 15, 2010
Last updated: March 6, 2013
Last verified: March 2013
This study will assess the efficacy and safety of BGG492 as adjunctive treatment in patients with partial onset seizures.

Condition Intervention Phase
Partial Onset Seizures Drug: Investigational new drug, company code: BGG492 Drug: Placebo Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A 12-week, Multi-center, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Efficacy and Safety Study Examining Seizure Frequency of BGG492 Capsules as Adjunctive Treatment in Patients With Partial Onset Seizures

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Further study details as provided by Novartis:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To detect a dose-response by measuring the percent change in seizure frequency of BGG492 from baseline to maintenance period. [ Time Frame: 28 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To evaluate the efficacy of BGG492 compared to placebo as a change in seizure frequency from baseline period to maintenance period. [ Time Frame: 28 days ]
  • Responder rate: analysis of patients with a 50% or greater reduction in seizure frequency of BGG492 during the maintenance period. [ Time Frame: 28 days ]
  • Safety and tolerability of BGG492 compared to placebo. [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  • Pharmacokinetic profile of BGG492 [ Time Frame: 10 weeks ]

Enrollment: 93
Study Start Date: June 2010
Study Completion Date: September 2011
Primary Completion Date: September 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: BGG492 low dose Drug: Investigational new drug, company code: BGG492
Placebo Comparator: Placebo Drug: Placebo
Experimental: BGG492 high dose Drug: Investigational new drug, company code: BGG492


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Outpatients ≥ 50 kg (110 lb) of weight.
  • A diagnosis of epilepsy (≥ 2 years prior to screening) with partial seizures with or without secondarily generalized seizures.
  • Uncontrolled partial seizures despite having been treated with at least two different antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) within the last 2 years prior to screening.
  • At least 4 partial seizures during the 4-week baseline period and at least 4 partial seizures during the 4 weeks prior to the baseline period.
  • Cohort 1 patients must be receiving stable treatment with 1 or a maximum of 2 AEDs.Cohort 2 patients must be receiving stable treatment with 1, 2, or 3 AEDs.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Presence of only non-motor simple partial seizures.
  • History of psychogenic seizures.
  • Absences, myoclonic seizures e.g. in the context of primary generalized epilepsy.
  • Previous history of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome.
  • Status epilepticus or seizure clusters, according to the judgement of the investigator, occurring within 52 weeks prior to randomization.
  • Pregnant or nursing (lactating) women.

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01147003

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals
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Responsible Party: Novartis Identifier: NCT01147003     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CBGG492A2207
2009-017961-52 ( EudraCT Number )
Study First Received: June 15, 2010
Last Updated: March 6, 2013

Keywords provided by Novartis:
Seizure frequency
nervous system diseases
brain diseases
neurologic manifestations
adjunctive treatment
antiepileptic drug

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