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Determine Effects of Adjunctive Levetiracetam on Sleep Architecture in Adults With Partial Onset Epilepsy.

This study has been completed.
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First received: October 26, 2005
Last updated: November 25, 2013
Last verified: September 2009

Effect of adjunctive levetiracetam on polysomnography in adults with partial-onset epilepsy receiving a classical antiepileptic drug

Condition Intervention Phase
Epilepsy, Partial
Drug: levetiracetam
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Official Title: 9-11 Week Multicenter, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Parallel Study to Determine Effects of Adjunctive Levetiracetam on Sleep Architecture of Adults With Partial Onset Epilepsy Receiving a First Generation Anti-epileptic Drug.

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Further study details as provided by UCB Pharma:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Changes from Baseline to visit 7 in percent REM, percent slow wave sleep (stages 3 and 4), and sleep efficiency (which is total sleep time ÷ time in bed defined as lights out), with particular focus on sleep efficiency.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Secondary endpoints are based on the changes from Baseline to visit 7

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: March 2003
Study Completion Date: November 2004
Primary Completion Date: November 2004 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 45 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects must have partial onset epilepsy and have been taking carbamazepine or phenytoin at a stable dose for a period of 4 weeks prior to the selection visit
  • Subjects must have controlled partial onset seizures which can potentially benefit from adjunctive treatment

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects dosing with LEV two weeks prior to the selection visit
  • Subjects using more than one AED
  • Subjects with specific and non-specific sleep disorders
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00245713

Sponsors and Collaborators
UCB Pharma
Study Director: UCB Clinical Trial Call Center UCB Pharma
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Additional Information:
No publications provided Identifier: NCT00245713     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: N01085
Study First Received: October 26, 2005
Last Updated: November 25, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by UCB Pharma:
Levetiracetam, adult, partial-onset epilepsy, antiepileptic

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Epilepsies, Partial
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Central Nervous System Agents
Neuroprotective Agents
Nootropic Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Protective Agents
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