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Objective of the First Period: To evaluate the efficacy of levetiracetam dry syrup at doses up to a maximum of 60 mg/kg/day or 3000 mg/day used as an adjunctive therapy in Japanese pediatric patients (4 to 16 years) with uncontrolled partial seizures despite treatment with 1 or 2 anti-epileptic drug(s).
Objectives of the Second Period: To provide the levetiracetam treatment to subjects who are judged by the investigators to benefit from the long-term treatment and who are willing to continuously receive this drug. To continuously evaluate the safety of the levetiracetam long-term administration at doses ranging from 20 mg/kg/day or 1000 mg/day to 60 mg/kg/day or 3000 mg/day in subjects who completed the first period of this study.
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
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For ethical reasons to give opportunity for adult subjects (≥16 or 18 years) suffering from newly diagnosed epilepsy who completed the therapeutic confirmatory, open-label trial N01175 (...
An open-label follow-up trial assessing the long term safety of levetiracetam as per adverse events reporting.
This study is designed to test if the language problems commonly seen in children with benign rolandic epilepsy would improve by switching anticonvulsants to levetiracetam.
The open-label study to allow pediatric patients who have participated in prior Levetiracetam (Keppra®) studies to continue their treatment with adequate monitoring and standardized foll...
Open label, multicenter, international, randomized, parallel group, phase IIIb study comparing the efficacy and safety of levetiracetam to two standard antiepileptic drugs (CBZ and VPA) i...
More than half of infants with new-onset epilepsy have electroencephalographic and clinical features that do not conform to known electroclinical syndromes (ie, nonsyndromic epilepsy). Levetiracetam a...
This study compared the frontal lobe functioning and anger rumination between patients with epilepsy and healthy individuals. The second objective was to examine the efficacy of levetiracetam therapy ...
Levetiracetam is one of the most widely used antiepileptic drugs, but the evidence related to the safety of substitution from brand name to generic levetiracetam is scarce. The present study evaluated...
Animal models are valuable tools for screening novel therapies for patients who suffer from epilepsy. However, a wide array of models are necessary to cover the diversity of human epilepsies. In human...
This study conducted a systematic review evaluating the effectiveness of newer antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) (namely, lamotrigine, levetiracetam, topiramate, vigabatrin, zonisamide, oxcarbazepine, peramp...
A disorder characterized by the onset of myoclonus in adolescence, a marked increase in the incidence of absence seizures (see EPILEPSY, ABSENCE), and generalized major motor seizures (see EPILEPSY, TONIC-CLONIC). The myoclonic episodes tend to occur shortly after awakening. Seizures tend to be aggravated by sleep deprivation and alcohol consumption. Hereditary and sporadic forms have been identified. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p323)
A disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of paroxysmal brain dysfunction due to a sudden, disorderly, and excessive neuronal discharge. Epilepsy classification systems are generally based upon: (1) clinical features of the seizure episodes (e.g., motor seizure), (2) etiology (e.g., post-traumatic), (3) anatomic site of seizure origin (e.g., frontal lobe seizure), (4) tendency to spread to other structures in the brain, and (5) temporal patterns (e.g., nocturnal epilepsy). (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p313)
An anticonvulsant effective in tonic-clonic epilepsy (EPILEPSY, TONIC-CLONIC). It may cause blood dyscrasias.
An autosomal dominant inherited partial epilepsy syndrome with onset between age 3 and 13 years. Seizures are characterized by PARESTHESIA and tonic or clonic activity of the lower face associated with drooling and dysarthria. In most cases, affected children are neurologically and developmentally normal. (From Epilepsia 1998 39;Suppl 4:S32-S41)
A subtype of epilepsy characterized by seizures that are consistently provoked by a certain specific stimulus. Auditory, visual, and somatosensory stimuli as well as the acts of writing, reading, eating, and decision making are examples of events or activities that may induce seizure activity in affected individuals. (From Neurol Clin 1994 Feb;12(1):57-8)
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