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A Dose-Finding Study of Topiramate (JNS019) in Participants With Migraine

Information source: Janssen Pharmaceutical K.K.
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on August 23, 2015
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Condition(s) targeted: Migraine

Intervention: Topiramate (Drug); Placebo (Drug)

Phase: Phase 2

Status: Completed

Sponsored by: Janssen Pharmaceutical K.K.

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
Janssen Pharmaceutical K.K. Clinical Trial, Study Director, Affiliation: Janssen Pharmaceutical K.K.


The purpose of this study is to determine a recommended dose of topiramate in participants with migraine (type of severe headache that occurs periodically and is often associated with nausea, vomiting, and constipation or diarrhea), to verify the superiority (statistically more effective) of the drug to placebo (an inactive substance that is compared with a drug to test whether the drug has a real effect in a clinical trial), and to assess if a same therapeutic effect can be observed between this study and overseas Caucasian clinical studies.

Clinical Details

Official title: A Placebo-Controlled Dose-Finding Study of JNS019 (Topiramate) in Migraine Patients

Study design: Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Primary outcome: Mean Change From Baseline in Monthly Migraine Attacks (According to 24-Hour Rule) Through Month 6

Secondary outcome:

Change From Baseline in Average Number of Monthly Migraine Attack Days at Month 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

Change From Baseline in Average Number of Monthly Headache Days at Month 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

Change From Baseline in Average Number of Monthly Migraine Attacks (According to the Diagnostic Criteria of the International Headache Society) at Month 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

Change From Baseline in Monthly Migraine Attacks (According to 48-Hour Rule) at Month 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

Change From Baseline in Migraine Attacks (According to 24-Hour Rule) Over Week 19 to Week 22 Period

Average Number of Rescue Drug Treatment Days

Change From Baseline in the Average Number of Rescue Drug Treatment Days at Month 6

Percentage of Participants With Response to Study Treatment

Short Form-36 Health Survey (SF-36) Score

Detailed description: This study is a multicenter (more than 1 site), placebo-controlled (compared to placebo), randomized (participants assigned study drug by chance), double-blind (neither the participant nor the physician know the assigned study drug), parallel-group comparison (comparison for each group at the same time) study. The study period consists of 4 phases: the observation phase, double-blind phase, exit period and follow-up period. After the double-blind phase, the participants will be transferred to the continuous treatment study. The observation phase which is started after informed consent consists of the washout period (non-treatment period with migraine preventive medication: at least 2 weeks) and baseline determination period (at least 4 weeks). The participants who complete the observation phase and meet the inclusion criteria will be randomly assigned to the topiramate 50 milligram (mg) group, topiramate 100-mg group or placebo group after registration. The double-blind phase consists of the titration period (dose-escalation, 4 weeks) and fixed-dose period (18 weeks). In the titration period, starting from 1 topiramate 25-mg tablet or 1 topiramate 25-mg placebo tablet once daily (1 tablet in the evening), the dose will be increased by 1 tablet every week up to twice daily (2 tablets in the morning, 2 tablets in the evening). After that, the twice-daily treatment (2 tablets in the morning, 2 tablets in the evening) will be continued for 7 days from Day 22 to Day 28. In the fixed-dose period, the topiramate 25-mg tablets or topiramate 25-mg placebo tablets at the same dose as that in the final treatment in titration period will be continued. The participants who are not transferred to the continuous treatment study after completion of the double-blind phase or after discontinuation during the double-blind phase will be transferred to the exit period (up to 1 week).The participants who complete the exit period will be transferred to the follow-up period, and a follow-up of the participant's safety and headache symptoms such as the migraine period rate will be conducted for 4 weeks after the completion of investigational treatment. Meanwhile, the participants who complete the double-blind phase or those who discontinue the study at Week 4 or later in the fixed-dose period during the double-blind phase due to lack of efficacy and give consent to transfer to the continuous treatment study will be transferred to the transfer period (up to 3 weeks) under blind conditions.


Minimum age: 20 Years. Maximum age: 64 Years. Gender(s): Both.


Inclusion Criteria:

- Participants who meet the Second Edition of the International Classification of

Headache Disorders (ICHD-II), 1. 1 Migraine without aura or 1. 2 Migraine with aura over at least 6 months before the time of informed consent

- Participants who had an average of no more than 8 migraine attacks per month during 3

months before informed consent and an average of no more than 14 headache (migraine and non-migraine) days

- Participants whose number of migraine attacks during the baseline determination

period (28 days) is 3 to 12 according to the 24-hour rule and number of headache days (migraine and non-migraine) is no more than 14

- Participants who took no migraine preventive medications over 2 weeks before informed

consent, or who can take at least 2-week washout period before baseline determination period if they are taking migraine preventive medications

- Female participants must be postmenopausal, surgically sterile, abstinent, or can

take adequate contraceptive measures after informed consent and continue it to the completion of investigational treatment Exclusion Criteria:

- Participants who cannot distinguish between migraine and non-migraine headache

- Participants with headache other than those described in the ICHD-II, 1. 1 Migraine

without aura, 1. 2 Migraine with aura, 2. Tension headache or 11. 5 Sinus headache

- If the participant has received drug therapies for prevention of migraine, the

discontinued preventive therapies due to insufficient efficacy should be at least three types

- Participants who excessively took medications for migraine attacks such as analgesics

(drug used to control pain) as medications to be taken as needed within 3 months before informed consent

- Participants who have taken topiramate (test drug in this study) in the past

Locations and Contacts

Bunkyo, Japan

Chitose, Japan

Hachioji, Japan

Iruma, Japan

Isehara, Japan

Iwate, Japan

Kagoshima, Japan

Kamogawa, Japan

Kitakyushu, Japan

Kobe, Japan

Kumamoto, Japan

Kyoto, Japan

Minato, Japan

Morioka, Japan

Nagoya, Japan

Nishinomiya, Japan

Sagamihara, Japan

Sapporo, Japan

Shimotsuga, Japan

Shinjuku-Ku, Japan

Shinjuku, Japan

Shizuoka, Japan

Suginami-Ku, Japan

Tokyo, Japan

Toyama, Japan

Toyonaka, Japan

Ube N/A, Japan

Ube, Japan

Yokohama, Japan

Yonago N/A, Japan

Additional Information

Starting date: April 2007
Last updated: June 20, 2013

Page last updated: August 23, 2015

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