Lamictal as Add-on Treatment for Bipolar I Disorder in Pediatric Patients

This study has been completed.
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GlaxoSmithKline Identifier:
First received: July 24, 2008
Last updated: January 30, 2014
Last verified: January 2014

The study will be a multi-center, parallel, group, placebo control, double-blind, randomized controlled trial of lamictal as add-on maintenance treatment in pediatric outpatients (aged 10 to 17 years) diagnosed with Bipolar I disorder. The study consists of 4 phases: Screen (approximately 2 weeks), Open label phase (up to 18 weeks), Randomized phase (up to 36 weeks) and Taper and follow-up phase (up to 4 weeks).

Condition Intervention Phase
Bipolar Disorder
Drug: lamictal
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Evaluation of Lamictal as an Add-on Treatment for Bipolar I Disorder in Children and Adolescents, 10 to 17 Years of Age

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The primary efficacy endpoint is the time from randomization to the occurence of a bipolar event. [ Time Frame: 52 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Time from randomization to withdrawal from the study for any cause. Time from randomization to intervention for a mood episode. Time from randomization to intervention for depression, mania/hypomania, or a mixed episode. [ Time Frame: 52 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Enrollment: 340
Study Start Date: July 2008
Study Completion Date: August 2013
Primary Completion Date: August 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: placebo
Placebo Controlled
Drug: lamictal
Flexible Dosing
Other Name: lamictal
Experimental: lamictal
Flexible Dosing
Drug: lamictal
Flexible Dosing
Other Name: lamictal


Ages Eligible for Study:   10 Years to 17 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria

  • Subject is male or female between the ages of 10 and 17 years, inclusive.
  • Subject has a diagnosis of bipolar I disorder and is currently experiencing a manic/hypomanic, depressed, or mixed mood episode
  • Subject is currently receiving a stable treatment regimen.
  • Subject is living with his/her custodial parent(s) or legal guardian(s) and has contact with them on a daily basis.

Exclusion Criteria

  • Subject has been diagnosed with a primary Axis I disorder (with the exception of bipolar I disorder, ADHD, anxiety disorders, oppositional defiant disorder, or conduct disorder) or any Axis II disorder.
  • Subject currently has signs or symptoms of psychosis or a history of psychosis within the previous four weeks.
  • Subject has been diagnosed with epilepsy, autism, Asperger's syndrome, or Tourette's syndrome.
  • Subject has experienced a serious rash, such as Stevens-Johnson Syndrome or Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis, or a rash otherwise requiring hospitalization.
  • Subject has experienced a rash related to prior LAMICTAL use, or for whom LAMICTAL treatment was discontinued for clinically significant safety reasons.
  • Subject has received any antidepressant medication, or atomoxetine, during the four weeks prior to the Screen Visit.
  • Subject has initiated psychotherapy within 2 months prior to the Screen Visit, or plans to initiate psychotherapy during the trial.
  • Subject in the 10-12 year old age group has a Body Mass Index (BMI) less than or equal 15 or greater than or equal to 30; a subject in the 13-17 year old age group has a BMI less than or equal to 17 or greater than or equal to 34.
  • Subject tests positive for illicit drug use at the Screen Visit, has a history of alcohol or substance abuse or dependence (other than nicotine dependence) within the past three months, or has a positive blood alcohol level at the Screen Visit.
  • Subject, in the investigator's judgment, poses a current homicidal or serious suicidal risk, has made a suicide attempt within the twelve months preceding the Screen Visit, has ever been homicidal.
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00723450

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: GSK Clinical Trials GlaxoSmithKline
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Responsible Party: GlaxoSmithKline Identifier: NCT00723450     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SCA102833
Study First Received: July 24, 2008
Last Updated: January 30, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by GlaxoSmithKline:
Bipolar I pediatric lamictal adolescent

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bipolar Disorder
Affective Disorders, Psychotic
Mood Disorders
Mental Disorders
Calcium Channel Blockers
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Cardiovascular Agents
Therapeutic Uses
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