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A Study to Investigate the Safety of the Drugs Topiramate and Levetiracetam in Treating Children Recently Diagnosed With Epilepsy

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Last updated:6th Oct 2014
Identifier: NCT02201251

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety of topiramate monotherapy compared with levetiracetam another standard antiepileptic drug (AED), as monotherapy for new-onset or recent-onset epilepsy (seizure disorder) on pediatric growth and maturation, bone mineralization, and kidney stone formation in children aged 2 to 15 years.

Detailed Description:
This is a randomized (study medication assigned to participants by chance), open-label, multi-centric (conducted in more than one center) and 2-arm flexible-dose monotherapy study of topiramate compared with 1 another AED (levetiracetam) in pediatric participants with epilepsy. The total study duration will be up to of 1 year and 2 months per participant. The study consists of 3 parts: Screening (that is, up to 35 days before study commences on Day 1); Treatment (1 year) and post-treatment (30 days). Safety will primarily be evaluated by percentage of participants with kidney stones and change from baseline in bone mineral density at Month 12.

Study Type: Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment: 282 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: A Randomized, Active-Controlled, Open-Label, Flexible-Dose Study to Assess the Safety and Tolerability of Topiramate as Monotherapy Compared With Levetiracetam as Monotherapy in Pediatric Subjects With New or Recent-Onset Epilepsy
Actual Study Start Date: October 6, 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: November 30, 2021
Estimated Study Completion Date: May 31, 2022

- Experimental:
- Active Comparator: Levetiracetam

Category Value
Date last updated at source 2019-05-22
Study type(s) Interventional
Expected enrolment 282
Study start date 2014-10-06
Estimated primary completion date 2021-11-30

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