Efficacy and Tolerability of Carbamazepine CR in Diabetic Neuropathy Pain

This study has been completed.
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First received: March 17, 2010
Last updated: February 25, 2011
Last verified: February 2011
The trial is designed to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of carbamazepine in neuropathic pain in diabetic patients

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: Carbamazepine
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase IV Open Non Comparative Trial to Evaluate Efficacy and Safety of Tegretol® in Diabetes Neuropathy Pain.

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Further study details as provided by Novartis:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The decrease of neuropathic pain in diabetic patients using Brief Pain Inventory scale (BPI) [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Evaluate the tolerability of carbamazepine (including Adverse Events, Serious Adverse Events and abnormal laboratory finding) [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • Evaluate the quality of life [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 123
Study Start Date: December 2009
Primary Completion Date: July 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Carbamazepine Drug: Carbamazepine


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diabetes patients with Diabetes neuropathy DN4 > or equal to 4
  • Male or female aged from 21 to 65 years
  • Informed consent
  • HbA1C < 11%

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prior Hospitalization for Acido- cetosis
  • Prior hospitalization for severe hypoglycemia
  • Pregnancy
  • Hepatitis
  • Diabetes foot
  • AVB (auriculo-ventricular conduction disturbance)
  • Patient treated by antidepressant drugs
  • Patient treated with other antiepileptic drug
  • Patients with blood ion disturbance
  • Patient with neutropenia
  • Glaucoma
  • Bladder Adenoma
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Creatinin clearance < 60 ml/ minute

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01089855

Novartis Investigational Site
Rabat, Morocco
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Novartis Pharmaceuticals
  More Information

Responsible Party: External Affairs, Novartis Pharmaceuticals
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01089855     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CTEG111ZMA01 
Study First Received: March 17, 2010
Last Updated: February 25, 2011
Health Authority: Morocco: Ministry of Public Health

Keywords provided by Novartis:
Neuropathic Pain
Brief Pain Inventory
DN4 questionnaire

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Antimanic Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Cytochrome P-450 CYP3A Inducers
Cytochrome P-450 Enzyme Inducers
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Psychotropic Drugs
Sensory System Agents
Tranquilizing Agents

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