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Boston, Massachusetts 02115


The purpose of this study is to determine if treatment using a medication (anastrozole/Arimidex), which lowers estrogen levels in the blood is better than placebo, a tablet that does not contain any active medication, when combined with testosterone replacement to treat reproductive and sexual dysfunction in men with epilepsy. Anastrozole, the medication that is currently under study, does not, at this time, have FDA approval for use for this indication.

Study summary:

This is a three-month study where baseline information is collected at the first visit and then each patient is started on treatment with testosterone supplementation and either anastrozole or placebo. Lab tests, seizure frequency, sexual function and mood will be monitored on a monthly basis.


Inclusion Criteria: - Subject must be a male between the ages of 18 and 50 years. - Subject must have localization-related epilepsy with complex partial and/or secondary generalized seizures. - Subject will meet criteria for hypogonadism (abnormally low bioactive testosterone levels and abnormally low scores on questionnaires of reproductive and sexual function). - Subject will have had a normal urogenital and rectal/prostate exam during the year prior to entry. - Subject will have had documentation of therapeutic range serum AED levels, a normal CBC, and hepatic enzyme (ALT,AST, alkaline phosphatase) levels that are less than twofold elevated during the 6 months prior to entry. Exclusion Criteria: - Subject that has taken hormones, major tranquilizers or antidepressants in the three months prior to entry.



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Andrew Herzog, M.D., M.Sc.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

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Location Contact:

Boston, Massachusetts 02115
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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