Efficacy and Safety of ALGRX 4975 in Treatment of Postoperative Pain After Hernia Repair
Hernia repair is one of the most common operations. Whilst there are few complications, pain may last for several weeks and extend the period of convalescence. ALGRX 4975 is an ultra-pure form of capsaicin, which is a pain medicine that has the potential for long-term pain relief following a single administration. This study will determine whether ALGRX 4975 can provide pain relief following hernia repair.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study to Evaluate the Analgesic Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability of ALGRX 4975 in Subjects After Inguinal Hernia Repair|
- The average daily VAS pain scores, assessed on a 100 mm VAS during movement upon arising in the morning and retiring in the evening, during the first week after surgery.
- Time to supplemental medication usage
- Average daily VAS pain scores, assessed during movement upon arising in the morning and retiring in the evening, during the first 4 weeks after surgery
- Safety and tolerability
|Study Start Date:||September 2005|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||February 2006|
Inguinal hernia correction in adults is one of the most common operations with an annual rate of approximately 2,800 per 1 million people in the United States. Whilst there is little intra and postoperative morbidity, pain may persist for one to several weeks postoperatively and may extend the period of convalescence. ALGRX 4975 is an ultra-pure form of capsaicin, which is a pain medicine that has the potential for long-term pain relief following a single administration. The purpose of this study is to determine whether a single dose of ALGRX 4975, administered by instillation, is able to reduce the postoperative pain following inguinal hernia correction and to evaluate the potential for long term pain relief.