Buprenorphine Transdermal System (BTDS) in Subjects w/Mod-sev Osteoarthritis (OA) Chronic Pain of Knee

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Purdue Pharma LP
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00531427
First received: September 17, 2007
Last updated: September 5, 2012
Last verified: September 2012
  Purpose

The objective of this study is to determine the analgesic efficacy and safety of Buprenorphine Transdermal System (BTDS) 10 and 20 compared to placebo in opioid-naïve subjects with moderate to severe chronic pain due to osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. The double-blind treatment intervention duration is 12 weeks, during which time supplemental analgesic medication (immediate-release oxycodone for the first 6 days postrandomization and acetaminophen or ibuprofen for the remainder of the double-blind phase) will be provided to all subjects in addition to study drug.


Condition Intervention Phase
Chronic Pain
Osteoarthritis of the Knee
Drug: Buprenorphine
Drug: Placebo
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled With Open-label Run-in Assessing Efficacy, Tolerability,Safety of BTDS 10 or 20 Compared to Placebo in Opioid-naïve Subjects w/Moderate to Severe, Chronic Pain Due to OA of Knee

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Further study details as provided by Purdue Pharma LP:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • "Average Pain Over the Last 24 Hours" Score of the Study Knee at Week 12 of the Double Blind Phase. [ Time Frame: 24 hours (week 12) ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    "Average pain over the last 24 hours" scores of the study knee at week 12 was evaluated on an 11-point scale: 0 = no pain, 10 = worst pain imaginable, recorded daily.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Mean Daily Number of Tablets of Nonopioid Supplemental Analgesic Used From Week 2 to 12 of the Double-blind Phase. [ Time Frame: 10 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Subjects were permitted to take sponsor-provided supplemental analgesic medication after week 1 of the double-blind treatment (acetaminophen or ibuprofen).

  • Sleep Disturbance Subscale of the MOS-Sleep Scale at Weeks 4, 8, and 12 of the Double-blind Phase. [ Time Frame: Weeks 4, 8, and 12 of the double-bind phase ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    The MOS Sleep Scale consists of 12 individual items (4 sleep disturbance, 2 sleep adequacy, 1 quantity of sleep and optimal sleep, 3 somnolence, 1 snoring, and 1 shortness of breath) and takes 5 to 10 minutes to complete. Question 1 is scored on a scale of 1 to 5 ( 1 = 0-15 min to more than 60 min) and Questions 2 to 12 are scored on a scale of 1 to 6 (1 = all of the time to 6 = none of the time. The Sleep Disturbance Subscale score is derived from the scores to Questions 1, 3, 7, and 8 and ranges from 0 to 100, where higher scores indicate greater sleep disturbance.


Enrollment: 567
Study Start Date: September 2007
Study Completion Date: November 2009
Primary Completion Date: April 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Buprenorphine transdermal system 10 and 20 applied for 7-day wear
Drug: Buprenorphine
transdermal system 10 and 20 applied for 7-day wear
Placebo Comparator: 2
Placebo transdermal system to match BTDS patches, applied for 7-day wear
Drug: Placebo
transdermal system (placebo) applied for 7-day wear

Detailed Description:

Buprenorphine is a synthetic opioid analgesic with over 25 years of international clinical experience indicating it to be safe and effective in a variety of therapeutic settings for the relief of moderate to severe pain. BTDS is a transdermal system formulation that is designed to deliver a consistent and a steady dose of buprenorphine over a 7-day period with limited blood concentration fluctuation.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • subjects with moderate to severe chronic osteoarthritis (OA) pain of the knee (lasting several hours daily) as their predominant pain condition,
  • clinical diagnosis of OA of the knee 1 year or longer,
  • subjects treated within the 14 days prior to screening with nonopioid therapy only, or with therapy including opioids at a dose of < 5 mg oxycodone (or equivalent) per day,
  • subjects whose OA knee pain is not adequately controlled with nonopioid analgesic medication and who the investigator feels are appropriate candidates for around-the-clock opioid therapy.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • subjects who have had arthroscopy on either knee or hip within 6 months of entering the study or open surgery on either knee or hip within 9 months of entering the study,
  • subjects who are allergic to buprenorphine or who have a history of allergies to other opioids,
  • subjects who have allergies or other contraindications to transdermal delivery systems or patch adhesives.

Other protocol-specific inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply.

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Sponsors and Collaborators
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  More Information

Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Purdue Pharma LP
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00531427     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BUP3025
Study First Received: September 17, 2007
Results First Received: July 28, 2010
Last Updated: September 5, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Purdue Pharma LP:
Chronic pain,
OA of the knee,
opioid,
transdermal

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Osteoarthritis
Chronic Pain
Osteoarthritis, Knee
Arthritis
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Buprenorphine
Analgesics, Opioid
Narcotics
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions
Analgesics
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Central Nervous System Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Narcotic Antagonists

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