Levetiracetam in the Treatment of Neuroleptic-induced Tardive Dyskinesia

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 15, 2005
Last Update Posted : December 6, 2013
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UCB Pharma

September 9, 2005
September 15, 2005
December 6, 2013
May 2005
December 2005   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Reduction in neuroleptic-induced tardive dyskinesia over an 8 week treatment period
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  • Neuroleptic-induced akathisia and other extrapyramidal symptoms ,
  • Effect on the primary psychiatric disorder
  • Safety
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Levetiracetam in the Treatment of Neuroleptic-induced Tardive Dyskinesia
An 8-week Exploratory, Double-blind, Placebo Controlled, Randomized Trial: Evaluation of the Efficacy and Safety of Levetiracetam up to 3000 mg/Day (250-500 mg Oral Tablets in b.i.d. Administration) on Neuroleptic-induced Tardive Dyskinesia in Subjects With Stable Axis I Psychiatric Disorder, Aged From at Least 18 Years to 80 Years.
An 8-week study to examine safety and efficacy of levetiracetam in patients with neuroleptic-induced tardive dyskinesia
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Phase 2
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Dyskinesia, Medication-induced
Drug: Levetiracetam
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December 2005
December 2005   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects between ages 18 and 80 years
  • Subjects must have a diagnosis of stable axis I psychiatric disorder at least 6 months prior to screening
  • Subjects must have a stable neuroleptic-induced tardive dyskinesia at least 1 month prior to screening and meet tardive dyskinesia severity criteria
  • Subjects must have used antipsychotics for at least 6 cumulative months, and, be on a stable dose for 1 month prior to screening

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Presence of any axis II condition within 6 months prior to screening
  • Huntington´s disease, idiopathic dystonia, Wilson´s disease, Sydenham´s chorea, thyroid dysfunction, spontaneous dyskinesia
  • Start of drugs-other than neuroleptics- that can cause dyskinesia
  • Presence of additional major disease such as cardiac, renal or hepatic dysfunction or terminal illness
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
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Belgium,   Bulgaria
EudraCT Number 2004-001302-27
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UCB Pharma
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Study Director: UCB Clinical Trial Call Center UCB Pharma
UCB Pharma
September 2009

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