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A Study To Evaluate The Effect Of Topiramate On Clinical And Electrophysiological Parameters In Subjects With Diabetic Peripheral Polyneuropathy

Information source: Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.
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Condition(s) targeted: Diabetic Neuropathies; Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2; Polyneuropathies

Intervention: Topiramate (Drug)

Phase: Phase 2

Status: Completed

Sponsored by: Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L. C. Clinical Trial, Study Director, Affiliation: Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.

Summary

The purpose of the study is to evaluate the effect of topiramate on clinical and electrophysiological parameters in patients with diabetic peripheral polyneuropathy. The study will also evaluate the safety of topiramate in this patient population.

Clinical Details

Official title: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel Group Study to Evaluate the Effect of Topiramate on Electrophysiological Parameters in Subjects With Diabetic Peripheral Polyneuropathy

Study design: Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double-Blind, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Primary outcome: Change in peroneal nerve conduction velocity (NCV) from baseline to the end of the double-blind phase.

Secondary outcome: Changes from baseline to the end of the double-blind phase in NCVs of the sural sensory nerve and ulnar (motor and sensory) nerve, and changes in amplitudes and latencies of the peroneal motor, sural sensory, and ulnar nerves. Adverse event reporting.

Detailed description: This is a multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to evaluate the effect of topiramate on clinical and electrophysiological parameters in patients with diabetic peripheral polyneuropathy. Patients will undergo the Baseline Phase when they are tapered off other pain medications, have diabetes controlled and eligibility reassessed. Patients will then be randomized to receive either topiramate or placebo and enter the Double-Blind Phase, which consists of Titration Period (topiramate dose will be titrated from 25mg/day to 200mg/day over 42 days) and Maintenance Period (study medication will be continued for 12 weeks). After the Double-Blind Phase, study medication will be tapered off during the Taper Phase, whose duration will vary depending on each patient. The evaluations include electrophysiological assessment, quantitative sensory assessment, and clinical assessment such as subjective pain scales. Safety evaluations (vital signs, clinical laboratory evaluations, physical and neurological examination, and evaluations of adverse events) will be conducted during the trial. During the first 42 days, doses of topiramate gradually increase to achieve the target dose (200mg daily by mouth), and then the dose is maintained for 12 weeks, after which the dose is slowly reduced and stopped over 12 weeks.

Eligibility

Minimum age: 18 Years. Maximum age: 75 Years. Gender(s): Both.

Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria:

- Diagnosis of type 2 diabetes mellitus

- Pain for at least 6 months prior to randomization that the investigator attributes to

diabetic peripheral polyneuropathy

- Two sets of baseline nerve conduction studies and Quantitative Sensory Testing

- HbA1c =< 9%

- Diabetes controlled on stable regimen

- Female patients must be postmenopausal for at least 1 year, surgically incapable of

childbearing, practicing abstinence, or practicing an acceptable method of contraception (requires negative pregnancy test) Exclusion Criteria:

- Diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes mellitus

- Polyneuropathy due to other underlying causes

- Hospitalization within the past 3 months due to episodes of hyper/hypoglycemia

- Other unstable medical conditions

- History of suicidal attempts

- Exposure to any other experimental drugs or device within the past 30 days

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Additional Information

A Study To Evaluate The Effect Of Topiramate On Clinical And Electrophysiological Parameters In Subjects With Diabetic Peripheral Polyneuropathy

Starting date: July 2001
Last updated: June 6, 2011

Page last updated: August 23, 2015

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