Last updated on November 2019

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


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

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

  • Conditions: Epilepsy
  • Age: Between 2 - 15 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Participant with a clinical diagnosis of new-onset or recent-onset epilepsy characterized by partial-onset seizures (POS) (with or without secondary generalization) or primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures (PGTCS) in accordance with criteria of the International League Against Epilepsy. The epilepsy diagnosis must be within the previous 2 years before screening
  • Caregivers (parents or legally acceptable representatives) of the participant must be able to accurately maintain the participant take-home record and seizure diary
  • At screening, participant must have weight and height values within the 5th to 95th percentile for chronological age (based on standard Child Height and Weight Charts from the Centers for Disease Control [CDC])
  • Participant must never have been treated for epilepsy (treatment-nave) or have been treated with no more than 1 standard antiepileptic drug (AED) if temporary or urgent AED use was necessary. Previous AED exposure must not exceed either of the following: 1.)Thirty-one days immediately preceding enrollment, or 2.)A total of 6 months of previous AED exposure in the past if the AED has been discontinued for at least 1 year prior to enrollment
  • Parents (or legally acceptable representatives) of the participant must sign an informed consent/permission document, indicating that they understand the purpose of and procedures required for the study and are willing to give permission for their child to participate in the study. Participant 7 years of age and older, capable of understanding the nature of the study, must provide assent for their participation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Participant has a surgically implanted and functioning vagus nerve stimulator
  • Participant has a history of seizures as a result of a correctable medical condition, such as metabolic disturbance, toxic exposure, neoplasm, or active infection within 2 weeks prior to the first day of Screening
  • Participant has had uncontrolled seizures while previously taking either topiramate or levetiracetam
  • Participant has a history of non-epileptic seizures within 2 weeks prior to the first day of Screening
  • Participant has myoclonic or absence seizures

Recruitment Status: Closed


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