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Comparative Study of Zonisamide and Carbamazepine as an Initial Monotherapy: Efficacy and Safety Evaluation

2014-07-23 21:09:01 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to compare the efficacy and safety of zonisamide with carbamazepine and to determine the optimum dose of zonisamide in patients with epilepsy.

Description

To compare efficacy and safety between the zonisamide group and the carbamazepine group. The zonisamide group will be divided into 2 subgroups: Slow-titration group and Fast-titration group to find out optimum titration of zonisamide. This study will proceed through 25~27 weeks.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Epilepsy

Intervention

zonisamide, carbamazepine

Location

Seoul National Univ. Bundang Hosp.
Bundang
Korea, Republic of

Status

Completed

Source

Eisai Inc.

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:09:01-0400

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