A Study of the Effectiveness and Safety of Topiramate for the Prevention of Migraine Attacks in Children
The primary purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of topiramate compared with placebo in the prevention of migraine attacks in children (12 to 17 years of age).
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Topiramate for the Prophylaxis of Migraine in Pediatric Subjects 12 to 17 Years of Age|
- Percent reduction in the frequency of monthly migraine attacks (using 48-hour rule) over the last 12 weeks of the double-blind treatment phase compared with the 4-week prospective baseline period.
- Percent reduction in (a) average monthly migraine days, (b) average monthly headache days, and (c) monthly migraine rate, over the last 12 weeks of the double-blind treatment phase compared with the prospective baseline period.
|Study Start Date:||June 2005|
|Study Completion Date:||November 2006|
This is an outpatient, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to evaluate the effectiveness of 2 dosages of topiramate (50 and 100 milligrams/day) compared with placebo in the prevention of migraine attacks in children 12 to 17 years of age. The study is composed of 3 phases: pretreatment, double-blind treatment for 4 months (16 weeks), and posttreatment. During the study, patients will maintain headache and medication records to document the following: occurrence and duration of headaches; severity of headache pain; whether or not the headache is pulsating or aggravated by physical activity; associated symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, photophobia, phonophobia, abdominal pain; and medication taken to relieve headache pain or symptoms. Assessment of efficacy include the percent reduction in the frequency of monthly migraine attacks over the last 12 weeks of the double-blind treatment phase compared with prospective BL period. In addition, the percent reduction in (a) average monthly migraine days, (b) average monthly headache days, and (c) monthly migraine rate, over the last 12 weeks of the double-blind treatment phase compared with the pretreatment phase will be assessed. Safety assessments include the incidence of adverse events, measurement of vital signs (pulse, blood pressure, oral temperature), results of pregnancy tests, physical and neurologic examinations, clinical laboratory tests (hematology, biochemistry, and urinalysis), and monitoring for visual or ocular disturbances, heat intolerance, renal or urinary disturbance, depression and rash. The study hypothesis is that the percent reduction in frequency of monthly (28-day) migraine attacks (using the 48-hour rule) from the prospective baseline period (pretreatment phase) to the last 12 weeks of the double-blind phase will be significantly better for the topiramate groups than for the placebo group. Topiramate tablets (25 milligrams) or placebo, beginning at 25mg once daily (Week 1), increasing to twice daily total of 50mg or 100mg (Week 4). Maximum dosage of topiramate (or placebo) continues for next 12 weeks. Dosage may be reduced once at investigator's discretion.
|Study Director:||Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L. C. Clinical Trial||Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.|