A Study of Rofecoxib Versus Naproxen in the Treatment of Chinese Patient With Rheumatoid Arthritis

This study has been terminated.
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Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: September 7, 2005
Last updated: November 30, 2006
Last verified: November 2006

A study to compare rofecoxib versus naproxen in the treatment of Chinese patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Condition Intervention Phase
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Drug: MK0966; rofecoxib
Drug: Comparator: naproxen tablet 500 mg
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multicenter, Randomized, Parallel-Group, 8-Week, Double-Blind, and Active Comparator-Controlled Study to Assess the Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of Rofecoxib Tablet 25 mg Once Daily Versus Naproxen Table 500 mg Twice Daily in the Treatment of Chinese Patient With Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Tender joint count
  • swollen joint count
  • patient's global assessment of disease activity
  • investigator's global assessment of disease activity

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Patient pain asessment
  • patient's global assessment of response to therapy
  • investigator's global assessment of response to therapy

Estimated Enrollment: 150
Study Start Date: February 2004

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Chinese males or females at least 18 years of age with rheumatoid arthritis
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00157872

Merck Sharp & Dohme (China) Ltd.
Beijing, China, 100738
Sponsors and Collaborators
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Study Director: Medical Monitor Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00157872     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2005_063
Study First Received: September 7, 2005
Last Updated: November 30, 2006
Health Authority: China: Ministry of Health

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Arthritis, Rheumatoid
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Antirheumatic Agents
Gout Suppressants
Cyclooxygenase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Central Nervous System Agents
Cyclooxygenase 2 Inhibitors

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