Last updated on February 2018

Aspirin as an add-on Treatment of Refractory Epilepsy in Tuberous Sclerosis Complex


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Epilepsy | Tuberous Sclerosis | Aspirin
  • Age: Between 6 - 30 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. 6-30 years old TSC patients (by Gomez criteria)
  2. more than 8 seizures occurred in the 4-week baseline time,with no continued seizure-free time of more than 10 days a month
  3. more than two antiepileptic drugs (AED) had been administered but fail to control the situation; maintaining with 1 or more than 1 AEDS for over 2 months and intending to continue with the drugs
  4. patients who had been treated with rapamycin should have been stopped for more than 3 months
  5. vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is allowed as a previous or current therapy and would maintain until the end of the trial

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Subependymal Giant Cell Astrocytoma and requires immediate surgery
  2. a history of intracranial surgery within 6 months;
  3. epilepsy caused by improper use of drugs;
  4. patients treated with aspirin had severe or intolerant side effects, including gastrointestinal ulcer, bleeding, aspirin allergy, and other conditions;
  5. psychogenic seizures;
  6. severe renal dysfunction and infection
  7. pregnant women and lactating women
  8. not regular follow-up
  9. other: because when children and adolescents suffering from influenza or chickenpox, using aspirin may cause a rare life-threatening Reye syndrome (characterized with persistent vomiting, should temporary withdrawal, medication needs to consult a physician before using again.

Recruitment Status: Open


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