DIACOMIT SIDE EFFECTS
- Generic Name: stiripentol
- Brand Name: Diacomit
- Drug Class: Anticonvulsants, Other
The following serious or otherwise clinically significant adverse reactions are described elsewhere in the labeling:
- Decreased Appetite and Decreased Weight.
- Neutropenia and Thrombocytopenia.
- Withdrawal Symptoms.
- Risks in Patients with Phenylketonuria.
- Suicidal Behavior and Ideation.
Clinical Trials Experience
Because clinical trials are conducted under widely varying conditions, adverse reaction rates observed in the clinical trials of a drug cannot be directly compared to rates in clinical trials of another drug, and may not reflect the rates observed in practice.
During its development for the treatment of seizures associated with Dravet syndrome, DIACOMIT was administered to 55 healthy male volunteers and 438 patients with Dravet syndrome, including 310 patients treated for 12 months or more. The conditions and duration of exposure varied greatly, and included single- and multipledose clinical pharmacology studies in healthy male volunteers, 2 randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, 12-week studies in patients with Dravet syndrome (Study 1 and Study 2), and open-label long-term studies.
In Study 1 and Study 2, 33 patients received DIACOMIT and 31 patients received placebo for a treatment duration of 8 weeks. Adverse reactions from these trials are presented below. Approximately 53% of patients were female and the mean age was 9.2 years. All patients were taking clobazam and valproate.
There were 2 patients in whom adverse reactions led to discontinuation of DIACOMIT treatment: one patient had an adverse reaction of status epilepticus; the second patient had drowsiness, balance impaired and sialorrhea.
The most common adverse reactions, occurring in at least 10% of DIACOMIT-treated patients and more frequently than on placebo, included somnolence (67%), decreased appetite (45%), agitation (27%), ataxia (27%), weight decreased (27%), hypotonia (24%), nausea (15%), tremor (15%), dysarthria (12%), and insomnia (12%).
Table 1 lists the adverse reactions that occurred in 5% or more of DIACOMIT-treated patients and at a rate greater than in patients on placebo in the 2 randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, clinical trials in patients with Dravet syndrome (Study 1 and Study 2).
Table 1. Adverse Reactions in 5% or More of DIACOMIT-Treated Patients and More Frequently than on Placebo in Patients with Dravet Syndrome (Study 1 and Study 2)
|Adverse Reactions||Study 1 and 2 – Pooled Total|
|General disorders and administration site conditions|
|Infections and infestations|
|Metabolism and nutrition disorders|
|Nervous system disorders|
SRC: NLM .