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Phase II BGG492 Capsule Extension for Partial Epilepsy

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Novartis ( Novartis Pharmaceuticals ) Identifier:
First received: April 15, 2011
Last updated: March 22, 2016
Last verified: March 2016
This long-term extension study will assess the safety, tolerability and efficacy of BGG492 as adjunctive treatment in patients with partial onset seizures.

Condition Intervention Phase
Partial Onset Seizures
Drug: BGG492
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multicenter, Open-label, Follow-up Study to Evaluate the Long-term Safety and Tolerability of BGG492 TID as Adjunctive Therapy in Patients With Partial Onset Seizures Completing Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Study CBGG492A2207 or CBGG492A2211

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To evaluate the long-term safety and tolerability of BGG492 capsules during the maintenance period in patients suffering from partial onset seizures [ Time Frame: 38 weeks ]

    By measuring the number and percent of patients having any AE (advent event) by primary system organ class and/or preferred term.

    By laboratory, vital sign, and ECG data, summary statistics of values and change from baseline

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To evaluate the efficacy over time by the change in partial seizure frequency original Baseline Period in the double-blind study CBGG492A2207 to the Open-label Extension Maintenance Phase. [ Time Frame: 38 weeks ]
  • Responder rate: To evaluate the maintenance of efficacy by the change in responder rate and numbers of patients becoming seizure free from the original Baseline Period to the Open-label Extension Maintenance Phase. [ Time Frame: 38 weeks ]
  • Seizure counts: To evaluate the maintenance of efficacy and safety as assessed in percent change of seizure frequency of BGG492 capsules from the original Baseline Period to the Open-label Extension Maintenance Phase. [ Time Frame: 38 weeks ]
  • To evaluate long-term efficacy and safety by summarizing the number and percentage of patients who discontinue due to unsatisfactory therapeutic response effect and for all other reasons. [ Time Frame: 30 weeks ]

Enrollment: 56
Study Start Date: June 2011
Study Completion Date: July 2012
Primary Completion Date: July 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: BGG492 Drug: BGG492


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 66 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Completed study CBGG492A2207, cooperated with the study procedures and did not experience persistent tolerability issues
  • Outpatients ≥ 45 kg (99 lb) of weight
  • Patient would like to continue BGG492 treatment and the investigator believes a reasonable benefit from the long-term administration of BGG492 may be expected
  • Treated with a stable dose of one or a maximum of three licensed Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs)and are known to take their medication(s) as directed
  • Will make themselves available for the study period and are able to record seizures and report adverse events themselves or have a caregiver who can record and report the events
  • Provided written informed consent before any extension assessment is performed

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Status epilepticus or seizure clusters occurring during study CBGG492A2207 or in the period between the end of study the double blind study and the start of study CBGG492A2212 for patients experiencing a treatment gap
  • Have been treated with:
  • Felbamate, unless treatment has been continuous for ≥ 2 years
  • Vigabatrin during the 26 weeks prior to the first dose of open-label medication in the extension study
  • Monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors, tricyclic-antidepressants and narcotic analgesics
  • L-Dopa formulations
  • Use of concomitant medication that are potential inhibitors of Organic anion-transporting polypeptide (OATP) transporters
  • No physical examination changes suggestive of progressive neurological changes during Study CBGG492A2207
  • Used another investigational drug (other than BGG492) either at the time of enrollment in this extension study or within 5 half-lives prior to enrollment in this extension study
  • History of hypersensitivity to the study drug or to drugs of similar chemical classes (e.g. sulfonamides) or had multiple drug allergies or one or more severe drug reactions to an Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), including dermatological reactions
  • 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: NCT01338805

United States, Florida
Novartis Investigative Site
Tallahassee, Florida, United States, 32308
United States, New Jersey
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Hamilton, New Jersey, United States, 08619
United States, Texas
Novartis Investigative Site
Dallas, Texas, United States, 75230
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Bernau, Germany, 16321
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Bielefeld, Germany, 33617
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Bonn, Germany, 53105
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Kehl-Kork, Germany, 77694
Novartis Investigative Site
Ulm, Germany, 89081
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Budapest, Hungary, 1096
Novartis Investigative Site
Kecskemet, Hungary, 6000
Novartis Investigative Site
Szombathely, Hungary, 9700
Korea, Republic of
Novartis Investigative Site
Seoul, Korea, Korea, Republic of, 110 744
Novartis Investigative Site
Seoul, Korea, Korea, Republic of, 135-710
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Warsaw, Poland, 02-957
Novartis Investigative Site
Banska Bystrica, Slovakia, 97517
Novartis Investigative Site
Kosice, Slovakia, 041 90
Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals
  More Information

Responsible Party: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT01338805     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CBGG492A2212
2010-021448-17 ( EudraCT Number )
Study First Received: April 15, 2011
Last Updated: March 22, 2016

Keywords provided by Novartis:
Partial onset seizure
seizure frequency
nervous system diseases
central 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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