Lamictal in the Treatment of Post-Herpetic Neuralgia

This study has been terminated.
(enrollment difficult due to inclusion/exclusion criteria/protocol requirements)
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
GlaxoSmithKline
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
George Washington University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00295776
First received: February 22, 2006
Last updated: March 11, 2013
Last verified: February 2005
  Purpose

To assess the efficacy of Lamictal for the treatment of pain and reduction of allodynia in patients with post herpetic neuralgia.


Condition Intervention Phase
Neuralgia, Postherpetic
Drug: Lamictal in the treatment of Post-Herpetic Neuralgia
Phase 2
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Official Title: Lamictal in the Treatment of Post-Herpetic Neuralgia-A Safety, Efficacy,Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo Controlled, Cross-Over Study

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Further study details as provided by George Washington University:

Study Start Date: February 2005
Primary Completion Date: December 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 85 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All patients will be over the age of 18,
  • Need to have a diagnosis of Post-Herpetic Neuralgia,
  • Minimum of 4 on the Likert Pain Scale,
  • If currently taking TCA and/or Gabapentin, need to have been on stable dose for minimum of 4 weeks

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Currently on any antiepileptic drugs (AED), except for Gabapentin.
  • Currently taking opioid or unwilling to washout prior to the study,
  • Pregnant and lactating,
  • Have active severe systemic disease,
  • History of Stevens-Johnson syndrome or TEN,
  • Clinically significant abnormal lab values,
  • Known drug allergy to Lamictal,
  • Patients on Fibrates (Tricor and Lopid),
  • History of major psychiatric disturbance and substance abuse.
  • Valproate due to increase chances of severe rash,
  • Lidocaine Patch,
  • Use of hormonal contraceptives (birth control pills, patch, ring, injection)
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00295776

Locations
United States, District of Columbia
Medical Faculty Associates
Washington DC, District of Columbia, United States, 20037
Sponsors and Collaborators
George Washington University
GlaxoSmithKline
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Perry K. Richardson, M.D. The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: George Washington University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00295776     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Lamictal PHN
Study First Received: February 22, 2006
Last Updated: March 11, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by George Washington University:
Inclusion Criteria:Minimum of 4 on the Likert Pain Scale.If currently taking TCA and/or Gabapentin, need to have been on stable dose for minimum of 4 weeks.
Exclusion Criteria:
Currently on any antiepilepic drugs (AED), except for Gabapentin.
Currently taking opioid or unwilling to washout prior to the study,
Pregnant and lactating,
Have active severe systemic disease,
History of Stevens-Johnson syndrome or TEN,

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neuralgia
Neuralgia, Postherpetic
Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Lamotrigine
Anticonvulsants
Central Nervous System Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions
Calcium Channel Blockers
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Cardiovascular Agents
Excitatory Amino Acid Antagonists
Excitatory Amino Acid Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Voltage-Gated Sodium Channel Blockers
Sodium Channel Blockers

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