STARS Research Study

A Clinical Trial Open to Those With Seizures

The STARS (Stand Together Against pRolonged Seizures) Research Study is a clinical trial for a drug called Alprazolam, which is sometimes used to treat seizures. Alprazolam is the active ingredient in Xanax, a commonly known drug. This study is a phase 3 clinical trial and will determine if Alprazolam, administered via a Staccato Inhaler Device, will work to stop prolonged seizures that last more than 3 minutes.

Watch Now: Overview of STARS Study, Staccato Inhaler in LGS

Presented by: Michael Chez, MD, Pediatric Epileptologist, Sutter Health, California

*Dr. Michael Chez is a Pediatric Epilepsy Expert and regularly treats LGS patients. This video was recorded in early 2022 at the request of the LGS Foundation to provide information to our family members about this medication. The Foundation does not endorse this or any product and is here only to provide information relevant to patient families. 


Study Sites:

  • Akron Children’s Hospital (OH)
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital (MD)
  • Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital (TN)
  • UC, Irvine Medical Center (CA)
  • University of Florida (FL)
  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)
  • And More… Click here to see all sites!

Additional Information:

View STARS Participant Brochure

Watch the STARS Study Town Hall Recording

Visit the STARS Research Study Website

The information here is not intended to provide diagnosis, treatment, or medical advice and should not be considered a substitute for advice from a healthcare professional. The content provided is for informational purposes only. LGS Foundation is not responsible for actions taken based on the information included on this webpage. Please consult with a physician or other healthcare professional regarding any medical or health-related diagnosis or treatment options.

Updated 7/27/23