Last updated on September 2017

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


Brief description of study

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 Study 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.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT02201251

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