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A Bioequivalence Study of Levetiracetam Versus Keppra

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Tri-Service General Hospital Identifier:
First received: June 18, 2009
Last updated: June 22, 2009
Last verified: June 2009
The purpose of this study is to assess the bioequivalence of Levetiracetam versus Keppra administered under fasting conditions to healthy adult subjects.

Condition Intervention
Healthy Drug: Levetiracetam (Lotus Pharmaceutical Co.,Ltd.) Drug: Keppra (Levetiracetam - USB SA Pharma Sector)

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Official Title: A Randomized, Single, Two-Way Crossover Pivotal Study to Assess the Bioequivalence Study of Levetiracetam vs. Keppra Administered Under Fasting Conditions to Healthy Adult Subject

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Further study details as provided by Tri-Service General Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To assess the bioequivalence [ Time Frame: 48 hours ]

Enrollment: 26
Study Start Date: January 2008
Study Completion Date: April 2009
Primary Completion Date: February 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Test drug
Levetiracetam one period
Drug: Levetiracetam (Lotus Pharmaceutical Co.,Ltd.)
Levetiracetam 500mg/tablet Oral once
Other Names:
  • The test drug Levetiracetam is no brand name.
  • Manufacturer:Lotus Pharmaceutical Co.,Ltd.
Active Comparator: Reference drug
Keppra one period
Drug: Keppra (Levetiracetam - USB SA Pharma Sector)
Levetiracetam 500mg/tablet oral once
Other Names:
  • Keppra
  • Manufracturer:USB SA Pharma Sector

Detailed Description:
This study is a randomized, single, two-way crossover pivotal study. The pharmacokinetic blood samples and vital signs were obtained before and after administration at scheduled intervals as indicated in the study protocol.

Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 40 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Provision of signed written informed consent before enrollment into the study, ability to communicate with the investigators, and to understand and comply with the requirements of the study.
  2. Healthy adult male, aged between 20 and 40 years old.
  3. Body Mass Index between 18.5 and 25 (inclusive).
  4. Physically and mentally healthy subjects as confirmed by an interview, medical history, clinical examination, chest x-ray and electrocardiogram.
  5. No significant deviation from normal biochemistry examination.
  6. No significant deviation from normal hematology examination.
  7. No significant deviation from normal urinalysis examination.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. History of drug or alcohol abuse within the past year.
  2. Medical history of severe drug allergy or sensitivity to analogous drug.
  3. Evidence of acute or chronic disease or having undergone surgery from 4 weeks prior to Period I dosing.
  4. Evidence of any clinical significant renal, cardiovascular, hepatic, hematopoietic, neurological, pulmonary or gastrointestinal pathology.
  5. Ongoing peptic ulcer and constipation.
  6. Planned vaccination during the time course of the study.
  7. Taking any clinical investigation drug from 2 months prior to Period I dosing.
  8. Use of any medication, including herb medicine or vitamins from 4 weeks before the study.
  9. Blood donation of more than 500 mL within the past 3 months.
  10. A positive Hepatitis B surface antigen or positive Hepatitis C antibody result.
  11. A positive test for HIV antibody.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00926302

Sponsors and Collaborators
Tri-Service General Hospital
Principal Investigator: I-Shin Shiah, M.D. Tri-Service General Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: I-Shin Shiah/The Head of Department of Psychiatry, Tri-Service General Hospital Identifier: NCT00926302     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MCPE08034M1
Study First Received: June 18, 2009
Last Updated: June 22, 2009

Keywords provided by Tri-Service General Hospital:
The bioequivalence of Levetiracetam vs. Keppra

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Nootropic Agents
Neuroprotective Agents
Protective Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs processed this record on August 16, 2017