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    Summary
    EudraCT Number:2005-001486-33
    Sponsor's Protocol Code Number:Kep-F10.3.01
    National Competent Authority:Germany - BfArM
    Clinical Trial Type:EEA CTA
    Trial Status:Ongoing
    Date on which this record was first entered in the EudraCT database:2005-06-15
    Trial results View results
    Index
    A. PROTOCOL INFORMATION
    B. SPONSOR INFORMATION
    C. APPLICANT IDENTIFICATION
    D. IMP IDENTIFICATION
    D.8 INFORMATION ON PLACEBO
    E. GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE TRIAL
    F. POPULATION OF TRIAL SUBJECTS
    G. INVESTIGATOR NETWORKS TO BE INVOLVED IN THE TRIAL
    N. REVIEW BY THE COMPETENT AUTHORITY OR ETHICS COMMITTEE IN THE COUNTRY CONCERNED
    P. END OF TRIAL
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    A. Protocol Information
    A.1Member State ConcernedGermany - BfArM
    A.2EudraCT number2005-001486-33
    A.3Full title of the trial
    Efficacy and safety of levetiracetam in the inpatient treatment of alcohol withdrawal syndrome
    [Sicherheit und Wirksamkeit von Levetiracetam (Keppra) für die Behandlung des stationären Alkoholentzugsyndroms]
    A.3.2Name or abbreviated title of the trial where available
    Keppra 1
    A.4.1Sponsor's protocol code numberKep-F10.3.01
    A.7Trial is part of a Paediatric Investigation Plan Information not present in EudraCT
    A.8EMA Decision number of Paediatric Investigation Plan
    B. Sponsor Information
    B.Sponsor: 1
    B.1.1Name of SponsorCharité Campus Mitte, Klinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie
    B.1.3.4CountryGermany
    B.3.1 and B.3.2Status of the sponsorNon-Commercial
    B.4 Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support for the clinical trial:
    B.4.1Name of organisation providing support
    B.4.2Country
    B.5 Contact point designated by the sponsor for further information on the trial
    B.5.1Name of organisation
    B.5.2Functional name of contact point
    D. IMP Identification
    D.IMP: 1
    D.1.2 and D.1.3IMP RoleTest
    D.2 Status of the IMP to be used in the clinical trial
    D.2.1IMP to be used in the trial has a marketing authorisation Information not present in EudraCT
    D.2.1.1.1Trade name Keppra
    D.2.1.1.2Name of the Marketing Authorisation holderUCB
    D.2.1.2Country which granted the Marketing AuthorisationGermany
    D.2.5The IMP has been designated in this indication as an orphan drug in the Community No
    D.2.5.1Orphan drug designation number
    D.3 Description of the IMP
    D.3.1Product nameKeppra
    D.3.4Pharmaceutical form Tablet
    D.3.4.1Specific paediatric formulation Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.7Routes of administration for this IMPOral use
    D.3.8 to D.3.10 IMP Identification Details (Active Substances)
    D.3.8INN - Proposed INNLevetiracetam
    D.3.10 Strength
    D.3.10.1Concentration unit mg milligram(s)
    D.3.10.2Concentration typeequal
    D.3.10.3Concentration number500
    D.3.11 The IMP contains an:
    D.3.11.1Active substance of chemical origin Yes
    D.3.11.2Active substance of biological/ biotechnological origin (other than Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) No
    The IMP is a:
    D.3.11.3Advanced Therapy IMP (ATIMP) Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.1Somatic cell therapy medicinal product No
    D.3.11.3.2Gene therapy medical product No
    D.3.11.3.3Tissue Engineered Product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.4Combination ATIMP (i.e. one involving a medical device) Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.3.5Committee on Advanced therapies (CAT) has issued a classification for this product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.4Combination product that includes a device, but does not involve an Advanced Therapy Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.5Radiopharmaceutical medicinal product No
    D.3.11.6Immunological medicinal product (such as vaccine, allergen, immune serum) No
    D.3.11.7Plasma derived medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.8Extractive medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.9Recombinant medicinal product Information not present in EudraCT
    D.3.11.10Medicinal product containing genetically modified organisms No
    D.3.11.11Herbal medicinal product No
    D.3.11.12Homeopathic medicinal product No
    D.3.11.13Another type of medicinal product No
    D.8 Information on Placebo
    D.8 Placebo: 1
    D.8.1Is a Placebo used in this Trial?Yes
    D.8.3Pharmaceutical form of the placeboTablet
    D.8.4Route of administration of the placeboOral use
    E. General Information on the Trial
    E.1 Medical condition or disease under investigation
    E.1.1Medical condition(s) being investigated
    alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS) in inpatients
    MedDRA Classification
    E.1.3Condition being studied is a rare disease No
    E.2 Objective of the trial
    E.2.1Main objective of the trial
    To evaluate the efficacy and safety of levetiracetam for treating alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS) in inpatients (vs. placebo)
    The primary come-out parameter is the reduction of the total needed amount of diazepam for add-on treatment of acute alcohol withdrawal symptoms.
    E.2.2Secondary objectives of the trial
    secondary come-out parameter are
    - safety criteria (AE)
    - reduction of alcohol withdrawal score over the days
    E.2.3Trial contains a sub-study Information not present in EudraCT
    E.3Principal inclusion criteria
    •Ages eligible for study: 18-65 years.
    •Meets criteria for alcohol dependence according to DSM-IV/ICD-10
    •Known withdrawal symptoms in the past in case of discontinuation of alcohol consumption
    •Hospital admission for alcohol detoxification
    •Able to provide a written informed consent.
    •Able to follow verbal and written instructions (incl. a sufficient knowledge of German language).
    •Must be medically acceptable for study treatment. No past or present physical disorder that is likely to deteriorate during participation. No ECG abnormality which would likely worsen during participation and no clinical laboratory abnormality that would also suggest deterioration during treatment.
    •have a negative urine drug screen for benzodiazepines or heroine or methadone
    E.4Principal exclusion criteria
    •Current diagnosis of any other substance dependence syndrome other than alcohol dependence (excluding nicotine and caffeine dependence).
    •History of idiopathic epilepsy.
    •Patient with any current clinically significant psychiatric disorder (acute suiciality) or developmen-tal disorder (including organic mental disorder), like psychotic disorders.
    •Patients with the following complications of alcoholism (lifetime): acute delirium tremens, hallucinatory alcoholic state, Korsakoff`s syndrome, Wernicke encephalopathy, decompensed liver cirrhosis (Child B, C), suspected cirrhosis with the following clinical symptoms detected at clinical exam: signs of portal hypertension and signs of hepato-cellular failure, thrombozytopenia.
    •Subjects with known sensitivity of previous adverse reaction to levetiracetam
    •Contra-indication (hypersensitivity to levetiracetam or pyrrolidon derivatives) or known non-response to levetiracetam.
    •History of severe GI disease which might render absorption of the medication difficult or produce medical instability of the patient which would include active peptic ulcer disease, ulcerative colitis, regional colitis, or evidence by history or physical exam of GI bleeding.
    •Patients with any clinically significant acute or chronic progressive neurological, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, hepatic, renal, haematological, endocrine, derma-tological or respiratory disease, such as diabetes, severe infection, acute alcoholic hepatitis, or any other medical condition with significant worsening of the clinical situation of the patient that might interfere with the evaluation of study medica-tion.
    •Female patients pregnant, breast-feeding or of child bearing age and not protected by effective contraceptive such as implants, injectables, combined oral contracep-tives, some IUDS, sexual abstinence, sterilization or vasectomised partner.
    •actually continous use of pharmacological agents that are known to lower the seizure threshold or augment or decrease the alcohol withdrawal syndrome.
    •Subjects with known sensitivity of previous adverse reaction to diazepam or clo-nidine
    •Contra-indication or known non-response to diazepam or clonidine
    E.5 End points
    E.5.1Primary end point(s)
    at least 6 days and additionally patient is not treating over 24 hours by diazepam and alcohol withdrawal score AWSS during 2 days smaller than 4.
    E.6 and E.7 Scope of the trial
    E.6Scope of the trial
    E.6.1Diagnosis No
    E.6.2Prophylaxis No
    E.6.3Therapy Yes
    E.6.4Safety Yes
    E.6.5Efficacy Yes
    E.6.6Pharmacokinetic No
    E.6.7Pharmacodynamic No
    E.6.8Bioequivalence No
    E.6.9Dose response No
    E.6.10Pharmacogenetic Information not present in EudraCT
    E.6.11Pharmacogenomic No
    E.6.12Pharmacoeconomic No
    E.6.13Others No
    E.7Trial type and phase
    E.7.1Human pharmacology (Phase I) No
    E.7.1.1First administration to humans No
    E.7.1.2Bioequivalence study No
    E.7.1.3Other No
    E.7.1.3.1Other trial type description
    E.7.2Therapeutic exploratory (Phase II) No
    E.7.3Therapeutic confirmatory (Phase III) Yes
    E.7.4Therapeutic use (Phase IV) No
    E.8 Design of the trial
    E.8.1Controlled Yes
    E.8.1.1Randomised Yes
    E.8.1.2Open No
    E.8.1.3Single blind No
    E.8.1.4Double blind Yes
    E.8.1.5Parallel group Yes
    E.8.1.6Cross over No
    E.8.1.7Other No
    E.8.2 Comparator of controlled trial
    E.8.2.1Other medicinal product(s) No
    E.8.2.2Placebo Yes
    E.8.2.3Other No
    E.8.3 The trial involves single site in the Member State concerned No
    E.8.4 The trial involves multiple sites in the Member State concerned Yes
    E.8.5The trial involves multiple Member States No
    E.8.6 Trial involving sites outside the EEA
    E.8.6.1Trial being conducted both within and outside the EEA No
    E.8.6.2Trial being conducted completely outside of the EEA Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.7Trial has a data monitoring committee Information not present in EudraCT
    E.8.8 Definition of the end of the trial and justification where it is not the last visit of the last subject undergoing the trial
    at least 6 days and additionally patient is not treating over 24 hours by diazepam and alcohol withdrawal score AWSS during 2 days smaller than 4.
    E.8.9 Initial estimate of the duration of the trial
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned years
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned months12
    E.8.9.1In the Member State concerned days
    F. Population of Trial Subjects
    F.1 Age Range
    F.1.1Trial has subjects under 18 No
    F.1.1.1In Utero Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.2Preterm newborn infants (up to gestational age < 37 weeks) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.3Newborns (0-27 days) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.4Infants and toddlers (28 days-23 months) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.5Children (2-11years) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.1.6Adolescents (12-17 years) Information not present in EudraCT
    F.1.2Adults (18-64 years) Yes
    F.1.3Elderly (>=65 years) No
    F.2 Gender
    F.2.1Female Yes
    F.2.2Male Yes
    F.3 Group of trial subjects
    F.3.1Healthy volunteers No
    F.3.2Patients Yes
    F.3.3Specific vulnerable populations Information not present in EudraCT
    F.3.3.1Women of childbearing potential not using contraception No
    F.3.3.2Women of child-bearing potential using contraception Information not present in EudraCT
    F.3.3.3Pregnant women No
    F.3.3.4Nursing women No
    F.3.3.5Emergency situation No
    F.3.3.6Subjects incapable of giving consent personally No
    F.3.3.7Others Information not present in EudraCT
    F.4 Planned number of subjects to be included
    F.4.1In the member state120
    F.5 Plans for treatment or care after the subject has ended the participation in the trial (if it is different from the expected normal treatment of that condition)
    further treatment by standard therapy
    G. Investigator Networks to be involved in the Trial
    N. Review by the Competent Authority or Ethics Committee in the country concerned
    N.Competent Authority Decision Authorised
    N.Date of Competent Authority Decision2005-07-07
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion of the trial applicationFavourable
    N.Ethics Committee Opinion: Reason(s) for unfavourable opinion
    N.Date of Ethics Committee Opinion2006-04-27
    P. End of Trial
    P.End of Trial StatusOngoing
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