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Monotherapy With Levetiracetam in Newly Diagnosed Patients Suffering From Epilepsy

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00150735
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 8, 2005
Last Update Posted : November 26, 2013
Information provided by:
UCB Pharma

September 6, 2005
September 8, 2005
November 26, 2013
June 2002
July 2005   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
To demonstrate that levetiracetam monotherapy is not inferior to carbamazepine by measuring the proportion of subjects with 6-month seizure freedom in subjects newly diagnosed as suffering from epilepsy.
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Proportion of subjects with one year seizure freedom; time to first seizure; safety.
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Monotherapy With Levetiracetam in Newly Diagnosed Patients Suffering From Epilepsy
A Multicenter, Double-blind, Randomized, Parallel Group, Positive-controlled Trial Comparing the Efficacy and Safety of Levetiracetam (1000 to 3000 mg/Day Oral b.i.d.) to Carbamazepine (400 to 1200 mg/Day Oral b.i.d.), Used as Monotherapy for up to a Maximum of 121 Weeks in Subjects (≥ 16 Years) Newly or Recently Diagnosed as Suffering From Epilepsy, and Experiencing Partial or Generalized Tonic-clonic Seizures
A double-blind trial comparing the efficacy and safety of levetiracetam to carbamazepine used as monotherapy in subjects (≥ 16 years) newly or recently diagnosed as suffering from epilepsy, and experiencing partial or generalized tonic-clonic seizures.
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Phase 3
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Generalized Epilepsy
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Brodie MJ, Perucca E, Ryvlin P, Ben-Menachem E, Meencke HJ; Levetiracetam Monotherapy Study Group. Comparison of levetiracetam and controlled-release carbamazepine in newly diagnosed epilepsy. Neurology. 2007 Feb 6;68(6):402-8.

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July 2005
July 2005   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects with newly or recently diagnosed epilepsy having experienced unprovoked partial seizures (IA, IB, IC with clear focal origin), or generalized tonic-clonic seizures (without clear focal origin), that are classifiable according to the International Classification of Epileptic Seizures. The discrimination between IC and IIE is not requested for inclusion.
  • Subjects with at least 2 unprovoked seizures separated by a minimum of 48 hours in the year preceding randomization out of which at least 1 unprovoked seizure in the 3 months preceding randomization.
  • Subjects with a confirmed diagnosis of epilepsy.
  • Male/female subjects (≥16 years).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History or presence of seizures of other types than partial (IA, IB, IC, with clear focal origin) and generalized tonic-clonic (without clear focal origin) seizures.
  • History or presence of seizures occurring only in clustered patterns, defined as repeated seizures occurring over a short period of time, i.e. < 20 minutes, with or without function regained between 2 ictal events.
  • History, clinical or EEG finding suggestive of idiopathic generalized epilepsy (IGE) at randomization.
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
16 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
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UCB Pharma
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Study Director: UCB Clinical Trial Call Center UCB Pharma
UCB Pharma
July 2010

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