Effect of Rofecoxib and a Narcotic Analgesic to Treat Pain Following Arthroscopic Surgery (0966-179)(COMPLETED)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00390260
First received: October 18, 2006
Last updated: May 20, 2013
Last verified: May 2013
  Purpose

Study the effect of rofecoxib 50 mg compared to both placebo, and hydrocodone 7.5 mg with acetaminophen 750 mg, to treat moderate to severe pain following arthroscopic knee surgery.


Condition Intervention Phase
Pain, Postoperative Arthroscopy.
Drug: MK0966 / Duration of Treatment: 1 Days
Drug: Comparator: acetaminophen (+) hydrocodone bitartrate / Duration of Treatment: 1 Days
Drug: Comparator: placebo (unspecified) / Duration of Treatment: 1 Days
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of the Effect of Rofecoxib 50 mg and Hydrocodone 7.5 mg With Acetaminophen 750 mg in Patients With Postoperative Arthroscopic Pain

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

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Total Pain Relief over 6 hours following a single oral dose compared to placebo. [ Time Frame: 6 hours ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Total Pain Relief over 6 hours following a single oral dose compared to hydrocodone + acetaminophen. [ Time Frame: 6 hours ]

Estimated Enrollment: 420
Study Start Date: February 2002
Primary Completion Date: February 2003 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Elective outpatient arthroscopic knee surgery expected to last <= 90 minutes using general anesthesia
  • Patients must experience moderate to severe pain following surgery
  • Patient must be in general good health as judged by the primary investigator

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Osteoarthritis; rheumatoid arthritis
  • Allergy/sensitivity to aspirin, ibuprofen, indomethacin, other NSAIDs, COX-2 inhibitors (e.g., rofecoxib, celecoxib), hydrocodone, acetaminophen
  • Asthma associated with nasal polyps
  • Any arthroscopic knee surgery in the past 6 months
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00390260

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

Publications:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00390260     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2006_535
Study First Received: October 18, 2006
Last Updated: May 20, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pain, Postoperative
Postoperative Complications
Pathologic Processes
Pain
Signs and Symptoms
Acetaminophen
Rofecoxib
Hydrocodone
Narcotics
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Analgesics
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions
Central Nervous System Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Antipyretics
Analgesics, Opioid
Central Nervous System Depressants
Antitussive Agents
Respiratory System Agents
Cyclooxygenase 2 Inhibitors
Cyclooxygenase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Antirheumatic Agents

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