Help guide our efforts to modernize
Send us your comments by March 14, 2020. Menu

Efficacy and Tolerability of Carbamazepine CR in Diabetic Neuropathy Pain

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01089855
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 19, 2010
Last Update Posted : July 13, 2017
Information provided by:

Brief Summary:
The trial is designed to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of carbamazepine in neuropathic pain in diabetic patients

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Neuropathic Pain Drug: Carbamazepine Phase 4

Layout table for study information
Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 123 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase IV Open Non Comparative Trial to Evaluate Efficacy and Safety of Tegretol® in Diabetes Neuropathy Pain.
Study Start Date : December 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2010

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Carbamazepine Drug: Carbamazepine

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The decrease of neuropathic pain in diabetic patients using Brief Pain Inventory scale (BPI) [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Evaluate the tolerability of carbamazepine (including Adverse Events, Serious Adverse Events and abnormal laboratory finding) [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  2. Evaluate the quality of life [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]

Information from the National Library of Medicine

Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contacts provided below. For general information, Learn About Clinical Studies.

Layout table for eligibility information
Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diabetes patients with Diabetes neuropathy DN4 > or equal to 4
  • Male or female aged from 21 to 65 years
  • Informed consent
  • HbA1C < 11%

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prior Hospitalization for Acido- cetosis
  • Prior hospitalization for severe hypoglycemia
  • Pregnancy
  • Hepatitis
  • Diabetes foot
  • AVB (auriculo-ventricular conduction disturbance)
  • Patient treated by antidepressant drugs
  • Patient treated with other antiepileptic drug
  • Patients with blood ion disturbance
  • Patient with neutropenia
  • Glaucoma
  • Bladder Adenoma
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Creatinin clearance < 60 ml/ minute

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply

Information from the National Library of Medicine

To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01089855

Layout table for location information
Novartis Investigational Site
Rabat, Morocco
Sponsors and Collaborators
Layout table for investigator information
Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals

Additional Information:
Layout table for additonal information
Responsible Party: External Affairs, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT01089855    
Other Study ID Numbers: CTEG111ZMA01
First Posted: March 19, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 13, 2017
Last Verified: February 2011
Keywords provided by Novartis:
Neuropathic Pain
Brief Pain Inventory
DN4 questionnaire
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Layout table for MeSH terms
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms
Antimanic Agents
Tranquilizing Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Psychotropic Drugs
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Sodium Channel Blockers
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Cytochrome P-450 CYP3A Inducers
Cytochrome P-450 Enzyme Inducers