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The purpose of this study is to see if Lacosamide is safe and effective, when taken alone, to decrease the number and severity of seizures in patients 16 to 70 years of age who are withdrawn from 1 to 2 marketed antiepileptic drugs
Subjects with epilepsy taking 1 or 2 anti-epileptic drugs will be enrolled. Participation in this trial will last up to 30 weeks, and will involve 13-14 visits, not including unscheduled visits, to the clinic. To find out if lacosamide affects the type, number, length or severity of your seizures, you will need to fill out a diary throughout the trial. Trial medication will be provided and taken by mouth, 3 tablets in the AM and 3 tablets in the PM.
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
Active, not recruiting
University of Chicago
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:10:57-0400
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