A Study to Examine the Safety and Tolerability of MK0517 for the Prevention of Post-Operative Nausea and Vomiting (0517-015)(COMPLETED)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00231777
First received: September 30, 2005
Last updated: June 16, 2014
Last verified: June 2014
  Purpose

A new intravenous medication is being tested for the prevention of the nausea and vomiting that occurs after surgery. This new medication is being compared to another intravenous medication that is already available to patients for this indication.


Condition Intervention Phase
Post-Operative Nausea and Vomiting
Drug: Comparator: MK0517
Drug: Comparator: ondansetron
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Active Comparator-Controlled, Parallel-Group Study Conducted Under In-House Blinding Conditions, to Examine the Safety and Tolerability of IV MK0517 for the Prevention of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting (PONV)

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Further study details as provided by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Patients With Clinical Adverse Experiences (CAEs) [ Time Frame: Baseline and 24 hours ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    An adverse experience (AE) is defined as any unfavorable and unintended change in the structure, function, or chemistry of the body temporally associated with the use of the SPONSOR'S product, whether or not considered related to the use of the product

  • Number of Patients With Laboratory Adverse Experiences (LAEs) [ Time Frame: Baseline and 24 hours ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    A laboratory adverse experience (LAE) is defined as any unfavorable and unintended change in the chemistry of the body temporally associated with the use of the SPONSOR'S product, whether or not considered related to the use of the product.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Patients With Drug-related CAEs [ Time Frame: Baseline and 24 hours ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Patients with drug-related (as assessed by an investigator who is a qualified physician according to his/her best clinical judgment) CAEs

  • Number of Patients With Serious CAEs [ Time Frame: Baseline and 24 hours ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    Serious CAEs are any AEs occurring at any dose that; Results in death; or Is life threatening; or Results in a persistent or significant disability/incapacity; or Results in or prolongs an existing inpatient hospitalization; or Is a congenital anomaly/birth defect; or Is a cancer; or Is an overdose


Enrollment: 216
Study Start Date: July 2005
Study Completion Date: November 2005
Primary Completion Date: November 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
40 mg MK0517 IV
Drug: Comparator: MK0517
a single administration of 40 mg MK0517 by IV immediately prior to surgery
Active Comparator: 2
4 mg ondansetron IV
Drug: Comparator: ondansetron
a single administration of 4 mg ondansetron by IV immediately prior to surgery
Other Name: Zofran

  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Open abdominal surgery requiring 24 hour hospital stay
  • General anesthesia
  • Post-operative opioids
  • ASA status of I-III

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient exhibits evidence of any clinically significant respiratory, metabolic, hepatic, renal dysfunction, or cardiovascular condition or congestive heart failure (CHF)
  • Morbid obesity
  • Patient is mentally incapacitated or has a significant emotional or psychiatric disorder
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00231777

Sponsors and Collaborators
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Investigators
Study Director: Medical Monitor Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00231777     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0517-015, 2005_074
Study First Received: September 30, 2005
Results First Received: May 10, 2010
Last Updated: June 16, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Nausea
Vomiting
Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive
Signs and Symptoms
Postoperative Complications
Pathologic Processes
Ondansetron
Fosaprepitant
Aprepitant
Antiemetics
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions
Central Nervous System Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Gastrointestinal Agents
Antipruritics
Dermatologic Agents
Serotonin Antagonists
Serotonin Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antipsychotic Agents
Tranquilizing Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Psychotropic Drugs
Anti-Anxiety Agents
Neurokinin-1 Receptor Antagonists

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