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S.K.A.T.E.: Safety of Keppra as Adjunctive Therapy in Epilepsy

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00630968
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 7, 2008
Last Update Posted : November 15, 2013
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The purposes of the study were to obtain further information about the optimal dose and the efficacy of Keppra in daily clinical practice, and to confirm the favorable safety and tolerability profiles of the drug observed during clinical development.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Epilepsy Drug: Levetiracetam (Keppra) Phase 4

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 1541 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Trial Studying the Safety and Efficacy of Keppra® as Adjunctive Therapy in Adult Patients With Uncontrolled Partial Epilepsy
Study Start Date : August 2000
Primary Completion Date : February 2004
Study Completion Date : February 2004


Arms and Interventions


Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Percentage reduction in seizure frequency. [ Time Frame: 16-week treatment period ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. To further assess safety.
  2. The patient-weighted Quality Of Life In Epilepsy inventory.

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Partial onset seizures, whether or not secondarily generalized;
  • at least 1 partial seizure and no more than 14 partial seizures per month as measured by historic baseline;
  • using 1, but no more than 2 concomitant marketed antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) at the time of study entry.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Presence of known pseudoseizures within the last year;
  • presence or history of allergy to the components of Keppra (levetiracetam, lactose, cornstarch, and excipients) or other pyrrolidine derivatives;
  • on felbamate with less than 18 months exposure;
  • on vigabatrin, but visual field had not been assessed as per recommendation of the manufacturer, i.e., every 6 months;
  • uncountable seizures (clusters) or history of convulsive status epilepticus within the last 5 years.
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00630968


Sponsors and Collaborators
UCB Pharma
Investigators
Study Director: UCB Clinical Trial Call Center +1 877 822 9493 (UCB)
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