Study of NGX-4010 for the Treatment of Postherpetic Neuralgia
The purpose of the study is to assess the efficacy and safety of NGX-4010 applied for 60 minutes for the treatment of postherpetic neuralgia (PHN).
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A Multicenter Randomized, Double-Blind, Controlled Study of NGX-4010 for the Treatment of Postherpetic Neuralgia|
- Percent change from baseline in "average pain for the past 24 hours" Numeric Pain Rating Scale (NPRS) score (i.e., average of scores during Weeks 2 to 12, compared to baseline)
- Percent change from baseline in "average pain for the past 24 hours" NPRS score (i.e., average of scores during Weeks 2 to 8, compared to baseline)
- Proportion of subjects reaching 30% and 50% decrease, respectively, from baseline in "average pain for the past 24 hours" NPRS scores on average during Weeks 2 to 8 and 2 to 12, respectively
|Study Start Date:||March 2006|
|Study Completion Date:||August 2007|
This study is a 12-week randomized, double-blind, controlled multi-center evaluation of the efficacy, safety and tolerability of NGX-4010 for the treatment of PHN. Eligible subjects will have pain from PHN, with average numeric pain rating scale (NPRS) scores during screening of 3 to 9 (inclusive). Painful areas of up to 1000 square centimeters will be treated during a single treatment administration in this study. Subjects will be randomly assigned to receive active NGX-4010 patches or low-concentration control patches that are identical in appearance, according to a 1:1 allocation scheme.
Subjects may be on stable chronic oral pain medication regimens, but currently will not be using any topical pain medications on the affected areas. NPRS scores for the average pain in the past 24 hours will be recorded daily in the evening, beginning on the day of the Screening Visit (usually on Day -14). Subjects will continue to record NPRS scores in a take-home diary from the evening on the day of treatment through the evening before the Termination Visit at Week 12. Subjects will return for interim follow-up visits at Weeks 4 and 8 following study treatment.