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Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of Oxcarbazepine Monotherapy in Children With Partial Seizures

This study has been completed.
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First received: January 11, 2006
Last updated: May 7, 2012
Last verified: May 2012

This study is aimed to collect additional data regarding the efficacy in reducing the frequency of partial seizures, as well as the safety and tolerability, of oxcarbazepine monotherapy in children.

Condition Intervention Phase
Epilepsy, Partial Seizures
Drug: Oxcarbazepine
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A 24-week Prospective Open-label Multicenter Study to Evaluate the Effect on Seizure Frequency, Safety and Tolerability of Oxcarbazepine Monotherapy in Children With Partial Seizures

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Further study details as provided by Novartis:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Epileptic activity at electroencephalography in rest
  • Flash light and hyperventilation test with electroencephalography
  • Frequency of epileptic episodes according to patient's diary
  • Electrocardiogram analysis for rhythm and conduction
  • Blood test for sodium, hepatic enzymes and blood cells

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Tolerability and safety of 24 week's treatment with oxcarbazepine monotherapy in children with partial seizures
  • Rate of patients with total and partial control of epilepsy
  • Rate of patients requiring additional antiepileptic drugs

Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: December 2005
Study Completion Date: September 2007
Primary Completion Date: September 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Months to 17 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both

Inclusion Criteria:

  • males and females, 6 months - 17 years of age;
  • diagnosis of epilepsy, partial seizures;
  • ineffective or intolerable present therapy with 1 antiepileptic drug, or none of previous antiepileptic therapy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • progressive lesion of brain revealed by CT/MRI that performed no earlier than 2 years prior to screening;
  • non-epileptic seizures;
  • drug or alcohol dependence during a year prior to screening;

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00275912

Russian Federation
Regional Pediatric Clinical Hospital №1 EkaterinburgRegional Pediatric Clinical Hospital №1
Ekaterinburg, Russian Federation
Moscow Scientific Research Institute of Pediatrics and Pediatric Surgery
Moscow, Russian Federation
Russian State Medical University clinically based on Russian Pediatric Clinical Hospital
Moscow, Russian Federation
Scientific-practical centre of children treatment suffering from craniofacial malformation and congenital pathology of nervous system
Moscow, Russian Federation
St. Petersburg State Pediatrics Medical Academy
St Petersburg, Russian Federation
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Chair: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Novartis Identifier: NCT00275912     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CTRI476BRU02
Study First Received: January 11, 2006
Last Updated: May 7, 2012
Health Authority: Russia: Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Epilepsies, Partial
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Antimanic Agents
Cardiovascular Agents
Central Nervous System Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Psychotropic Drugs
Sensory System Agents
Sodium Channel Blockers
Therapeutic Uses
Tranquilizing Agents
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