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A Conversion Study of Immediate Release (IR) and Modified Release (MR) Forms of Topiramate (TPM)

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

Summary

This multi-center, two-treatment study compares the pharmacokinetic profiles of Immediate Release (IR) and Modified Release (MR) formulations of Topiramate (TPM) in patients with epilepsy.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Bio-availability Study, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment

Conditions

Epilepsy

Intervention

Topiramate, Topiramate

Location

Morrisville
North Carolina
United States

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:09:21-0400

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