A Study of the Effectiveness and Safety of Topiramate Monotherapy in Patients With Recently Diagnosed Partial-Onset Seizure
The purposes of this study are (1) to compare the effectiveness of two doses of topiramate and (2) to assess the safety of topiramate alone in the treatment of pediatric and adult patients with recently diagnosed epilepsy characterized by partial-onset seizures.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Topiramate (RWJ-17021-000) Monotherapy Clinical Trial in Patients With Recently Diagnosed Partial-Onset Seizures|
- Time to exit during the double blind phase (2 partial onset seizures with or without a secondarily generalized component, a secondarily generalized tonic clonic seizure when none existed prior to this phase, or 1 episode of status epilepticus).
- Laboratory, vital signs, electrocardiogram data and adverse events reported during the trial.
|Study Start Date:||November 1995|
|Study Completion Date:||August 2002|
Topiramate is approved for treating epilepsy in combination with other epilepsy drugs, but not approved for treating epilepsy as sole treatment or in recently diagnosed epilepsy characterized by partial-onset seizures. This is a randomized, double-blind, parallel-group, multicenter trial to investigate the effectiveness and safety of topiramate in pediatric and adult patients with recently diagnosed epilepsy characterized by partial-onset seizures. There are four phases of this trial: Retrospective Baseline, Open-Treatment, Double-Blind, and Long-Term Extension. During the Retrospective Baseline Phase, eligibilities of the potential patients are evaluated. During the Open-Treatment Phase, patients receive 25 milligrams[mg] daily of topiramate to assess their ability to tolerate the medication. During the Double-Blind Phase, patients are randomized to a high or a low dose of topiramate. Patients continue to receive the study medication until one of the following occurs: (1) treatment fails; (2) 4 months have passed since the last patient was randomized; or (3) the patient withdraws from the study. Unless withdrawn from the study, the patient may enter the Long-Term Extension Phase and receive high dose topiramate (maximum of either 1,600mg daily for patients >= 14 years of age, or 24mg/kilogram[kg] for patients < 14 years of age) until the patient withdraws or the study is stopped by the sponsor. The study hypothesis is that topiramate will be effective and well tolerated in treating pediatric and adult patients with recently diagnosed epilepsy characterized by partial-onset seizures. Open-Treatment: topiramate 25mg daily by mouth for 7days. Double-Blind: low dose (50 mg or 25mg daily, depending on body weight) or high dose (500mg or 200mg daily, depending on body weight) for up to 4 months. Long-Term Extension: high dose (1600mg or 24mg/kg daily, maximum) for various duration.
|Study Director:||Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L. C. Clinical Trial||Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.|