Evaluating E2007 (Perampanel) in Patients With Painful Diabetic Neuropathy (PDN) or Post-Herpetic Neuralgia (PHN)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 14, 2008
Results First Posted : February 8, 2013
Last Update Posted : January 21, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Eisai Inc.

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety, tolerability and continued efficacy of perampanel in patients previously enrolled in double-blind, placebo-controlled studies for Painful Diabetic Neuropathy (PDN) or Post-Herpetic Neuralgia (PHN).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Neuralgia Drug: E2007 Phase 2 Phase 3

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 262 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multi-Center, Open-Label Extension Study to Evaluate the Long-Term Safety, Tolerability, and Efficacy of E2007 (Perampanel) in Patients With Painful Diabetic Neuropathy (PDN) or Post-Herpetic Neuralgia (PHN)
Study Start Date : January 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2009
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2011

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Drug Information available for: Perampanel
U.S. FDA Resources

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1 Drug: E2007
Perampanel doses will be up-titrated in 2 mg steps at minimum weekly intervals starting at 2 mg daily and up-titrated to 12 mg daily (taken orally).
Other Name: Perampanel

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Mean Change From Baseline in Short Form-McGill Pain Questionnaire (SF-MPQ): Sensory and Affective Scores, From Baseline to Week 48. [ Time Frame: Baseline and Week 48 ]
    Mean change from baseline to open-label study endpoint and other study visits in SF-MPQ scores sensory and affective). SF-MPQ was completed to assess intensity of pain over the past 48 days for all 15 descriptors: throbbing, shooting, stabbing, sharp, cramping, gnawing, hot-burning, aching, heavy, tender, splitting,tiring-exhausting, sickening, fear-causing, punishing-cruel. Each descriptor was scored by participant on a 4-point intensity scale (0=none to 3=severe) and totaled in each subclass (sensory range 0-45); higher scores indicated higher intensity of pain.

  2. Mean Change From Baseline in SF-MPQ Visual Analog Scale (VAS): From Baseline to Week 48. [ Time Frame: Baseline and Week 48 ]
    SF-MPQ VAS consists of a line 0 to 100 millimeters (mm) in length; range is 0 (no pain) to 100 mm (worst possible pain). Subjects placed a mark indicating the intensity of their pain. Distance from left-hand end of line was measured and entered on Case Report Form (CRF) as score in mm. Higher score indicates greater level of pain.

  3. Mean Change From Baseline in SF-MPQ Current Pain Intensity (CPI): From Baseline to Week 48 [ Time Frame: Baseline and Week 48 ]
    Mean change from baseline in SF-MPQ (CPI) at study endpoint. Affective score ranges from 0-5. Higher scores indicate more severe pain (0=no pain, 1=mild, 2=discomforting, 3=distressing, 4=horrible, 5=excrutiating).

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Analysis of Patient Global Impression of Change (PGIC) at Week 48/End of Treatment (EOT) [ Time Frame: Baseline and Week 48 ]
    The PGIC asked subjects to evaluate the change in their overall status compared with the start of open-label treatment on a scale ranging from 1 (very much improved) to 7 (very much worse). [Please note high withdrawl rate during study].

  2. Mean Change From Baseline in Short Form 36 Item (SF-36) Health Survey: Physical and Mental Component Scores From Baseline to Week 48/EOT [ Time Frame: Baseline and Week 48 ]
    Mean change from baseline in SF-36 Item Health Survey Scores at study endpoint. Each component on the SF-36 Item Health Survey is scored from 0-100 with higher scores reflecting better subject status.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

Each patient must meet all of the following criteria to be enrolled in this study:

  1. Met and continues to meet all inclusion and none of the exclusion criteria for the preceding PDN or PHN study and received study drug or placebo under double-blind conditions.
  2. Completed the preceding double-blind study End of Treatment (EOT) Visit no more than 12 weeks prior to Baseline (Visit 1) for the open-label study. The eligibility status of patients who do not enroll during this 12 week period will be evaluated on a case by case basis via discussion between the Investigator and the Sponsor.
  3. Males and females ≥18 years of age. Female patients should be either of nonchildbearing potential as a result of surgery or menopause (1 year after onset), or of childbearing potential and practicing a medically acceptable method of contraception (e.g., abstinence, a barrier method plus spermicide, or intrauterine device [IUD]) for at least 1 month before the Baseline Visit (Visit 1) and for 1 month after the end of the study (Visit 16). They must also have a negative pregnancy test at Baseline (Visit 1). Female patients using hormonal contraceptives must also be using an additional approved method of contraception (e.g., a barrier method plus spermicide or IUD) throughout the study.
  4. Provide written informed consent prior to entering the study and prior to undergoing any study-related procedures.
  5. Is reliable, willing, and able to cooperate with the study procedures.

Exclusion Criteria:

Patients who meet the following criterion will be excluded from this study:

  1. Patients who discontinued early for any reason from the preceding double-blind study.
  2. Patients who have a clinically significant finding(s) that would make them unsuitable for the study in the opinion of the investigator or Sponsor.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00592904

United States, Illinois
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60610
Sponsors and Collaborators
Eisai Inc.
Study Director: Antonio Laurenza, M. D. Eisai Inc.

Responsible Party: Eisai Inc. Identifier: NCT00592904     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: E2007-G000-228
2007-005495-13 ( EudraCT Number )
First Posted: January 14, 2008    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: February 8, 2013
Last Update Posted: January 21, 2016
Last Verified: November 2015

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetic Neuropathies
Neuralgia, Postherpetic
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Diabetes Complications
Diabetes Mellitus
Endocrine System Diseases