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Title: Efficacy and safety of lacosamide in painful diabetic neuropathy
Authors: Ziegler, Dan ×
Hidvégi, Tibor
Gurieva, Irina
Bongardt, Sabine
Freynhagen, Rainer
Sen, David
Sommerville, Kenneth
on behalf of the Lacosamide SP743 Study Group #
Contributors: Mathieu, Chantal
Issue Date: Apr-2010
Publisher: American Diabetes Association
Series Title: Diabetes Care vol:33 issue:4 pages:839-41
Abstract: OBJECTIVE: To evaluate efficacy and safety of lacosamide compared with placebo in painful diabetic polyneuropathy. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Diabetic patients with at least moderate neuropathic pain were randomized to placebo or lacosamide 400 (in a slow or standard titration) or 600 mg/day over 6-week titration and 12-week maintenance periods. Primary efficacy criterion was intra-individual change in average daily Numeric Pain Rating Scale score from baseline to the last 4 weeks. RESULTS: For the primary end point, pain reduction was numerically but not statistically greater with lacosamide compared with placebo (400 mg/day, P = 0.12; 600 mg/day, P = 0.18). Both doses were significantly more effective compared with placebo over the titration (P = 0.03, P = 0.006), maintenance (P = 0.01, P = 0.005), and entire treatment periods (P = 0.03, P = 0.02). Safety profiles between titration schemes were similar. CONCLUSIONS: Lacosamide reduced neuropathic pain and was well tolerated in diabetic patients, but the primary efficacy criterion was not met, possibly due to an increased placebo response over the last 4 weeks.
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ISSN: 0149-5992
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Clinical and Experimental Endocrinology
× corresponding author
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