A Study to Evaluate the Effect of Analgesics on a Walking Model of Knee Pain (0000-105)(COMPLETED)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00772967
First received: October 13, 2008
Last updated: November 5, 2013
Last verified: November 2013
  Purpose

This study will evaluate a walking model of osteoarthritis for use in testing of new therapeutic agents. The primary hypothesis is that participants treated with Naproxen or Ultracet will have lower Pain Intensity (PI) than those treated with Placebo during self-paced walks on Day 3 of treatment.


Condition Intervention Phase
Osteoarthritis
Drug: Naproxen
Drug: Placebo
Drug: Ultracet
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, 3-Period Crossover Study to Evaluate the Analgesic Effects of Naproxen and Ultracet in a Walking Model of Osteoarthritis Knee Pain

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change From Baseline in Time Weighted Average (TWA) Pain Intensity (PI) on a Numeric Rating Scale (NRS) Due to Self-paced Walks on Day 3 [ Time Frame: Baseline and Day 3 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Baseline measurements of participant-specific knee PI were gathered pre-dose on Day 1 from the briskest possible self-pace constant walks on a treadmill over the course of a 20 minute interval. Over this interval PI readings were taken at time points 0,3,6,9,12,15,18 and 20 minutes, rated on an 11-point numeric rating scale (NRS), with 0: No Pain - 10: Worst Pain You Can Imagine. Following a single treatment on Day 3, PI was similarly measured over 20 minute self paced walks at 4 and 6 hrs post-dose. The difference between the TWA (0-20 minutes) PI determined at baseline, and the average of the two TWA (0-20 minutes) PI from the self-paced walks on Day 3 is reported as units on a scale.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change From Baseline in Time Weighted Average (TWA) Pain Intensity (PI) on a Numeric Rating Scale (NRS) Due to Self-paced Walks on Day 1 [ Time Frame: Baseline and Day 1 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Baseline measurements of participant-specific knee PI were gathered pre-dose on Day 1 from the briskest possible self-pace constant walks on a treadmill over the course of a 20 minute interval. Over this interval PI readings were taken at time points 0,3,6,9,12,15,18 and 20 minutes, rated on an 11-point numeric rating scale (NRS), with 0: No Pain - 10: Worst Pain You Can Imagine. Following the first treatment on Day 1, PI was similarly measured over 20 minute self-paced walks at 2, 4, and 6 hrs post-dose . The difference between the TWA (0-20 minutes) PI determined at baseline, and the average of the three TWA (0-20 minutes)PI from the self-paced walks on Day 1 is reported as units on a scale.

  • Change From Baseline in Time Weighted Average (TWA) Pain Intensity (PI) on a Numeric Rating Scale (NRS) Due to High-paced Walks on Day 1 [ Time Frame: Baseline and Day 1 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Baseline measurements of participant-specific knee PI were gathered pre-dose on Day 1 from the briskest possible self-pace constant walks on a treadmill over the course of a 20 minute interval. Over this interval PI readings were taken at time points 0,3,6,9,12,15,18 and 20 minutes,rated on an 11-point numeric rating scale (NRS), with 0: No Pain - 10: Worst Pain You Can Imagine. Following the first treatment on Day 1, PI was similarly measured over a 20 minute high-paced treadmill walk at 5 hrs post-dose. A high-paced walk is the highest pace that can be walked safely for at least 5 minutes that is at a 10-30% higher rate than a self-paced walk. The difference between the TWA (0-20 minutes) PI determined at baseline, and the TWA (0-20 minutes) PI of the high-paced walk on Day 1 is reported as units on a scale.

  • Change From Baseline in Time Weighted Average (TWA) Pain Intensity (PI) on a Numeric Rating Scale (NRS) Due to High-paced Walks on Day 3 [ Time Frame: Baseline and Day 3 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Baseline measurements of participant-specific knee PI were gathered pre-dose on Day 1 from the briskest possible self-pace constant walks on a treadmill over the course of a 20 minute interval. Over this interval PI readings were taken at time points 0,3,6,9,12,15,18 and 20 minutes, rated on an 11-point numeric rating scale (NRS), with 0: No Pain - 10: Worst Pain You Can Imagine. Following a single treatment on Day 3, PI was similarly measured over a 20 minute high-paced treadmill walk, at 5 hrs post-dose. A high-paced walk is the highest pace that can be walked safely for at least 5 minutes that is at a 10-30% higher rate than a self-paced walk. The difference between the TWA (0-20 minutes) PI determined at baseline, and the TWA (0-20 minutes) PI of the high-paced walk on Day 3 is reported as units on a scale.


Enrollment: 22
Study Start Date: June 2008
Study Completion Date: November 2008
Primary Completion Date: November 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Placebo, Naproxen, Ultracet
Participants were treated with Placebo for 3 days in Treatment Period 1, Naproxen for 3 days in Treatment Period 2, and Ultracet for 3 days in Treatment Period 3. The treatment periods were separated by a 4-6 day break.
Drug: Naproxen
Naproxen tablets 500 mg twice daily on Day 1, a first dose at t = 0 hrs, and a second dose at t = 12 hrs. Twice daily on Day 2 and 500 mg once daily on Day 3. Walking tests will be performed on Days 1 and 3 of the treatment period.
Drug: Placebo
Placebo capsules twice daily on Day 1, a first dose at t = 0 hrs, and a second dose at t = 12 hrs. Three times daily on Day 2, and 2 capsules on the morning of Day 3. Walking tests will be performed on Days 1 and 3 of the treatment period.
Drug: Ultracet
Ultracet (tramadol/acetaminophen) 37.5/325 mg/mg capsules twice daily on Day 1, a first dose at t = 0 hrs, and a second dose at t = 12 hrs. Three times daily on Day 2, and two 37.5/325 mg capsules on the morning of Day 3. Walking tests will be performed on Days 1 and 3 of the treatment period.
Experimental: Naproxen, Ultracet, Placebo
Participants were treated with Naproxen for 3 days in Treatment Period 1, Ultracet for 3 days in Treatment Period 2, and Placebo for 3 days in Treatment Period 3. The treatment periods were separated by a 4-6 day break.
Drug: Naproxen
Naproxen tablets 500 mg twice daily on Day 1, a first dose at t = 0 hrs, and a second dose at t = 12 hrs. Twice daily on Day 2 and 500 mg once daily on Day 3. Walking tests will be performed on Days 1 and 3 of the treatment period.
Drug: Placebo
Placebo capsules twice daily on Day 1, a first dose at t = 0 hrs, and a second dose at t = 12 hrs. Three times daily on Day 2, and 2 capsules on the morning of Day 3. Walking tests will be performed on Days 1 and 3 of the treatment period.
Drug: Ultracet
Ultracet (tramadol/acetaminophen) 37.5/325 mg/mg capsules twice daily on Day 1, a first dose at t = 0 hrs, and a second dose at t = 12 hrs. Three times daily on Day 2, and two 37.5/325 mg capsules on the morning of Day 3. Walking tests will be performed on Days 1 and 3 of the treatment period.
Experimental: Ultracet, Placebo, Naproxen
Participants were treated with Ultracet for 3 days in Treatment Period 1, Placebo for 3 days in Treatment Period 2, and Naproxen for 3 days in Treatment Period 3. The treatment periods were separated by a 4-6 day break.
Drug: Naproxen
Naproxen tablets 500 mg twice daily on Day 1, a first dose at t = 0 hrs, and a second dose at t = 12 hrs. Twice daily on Day 2 and 500 mg once daily on Day 3. Walking tests will be performed on Days 1 and 3 of the treatment period.
Drug: Placebo
Placebo capsules twice daily on Day 1, a first dose at t = 0 hrs, and a second dose at t = 12 hrs. Three times daily on Day 2, and 2 capsules on the morning of Day 3. Walking tests will be performed on Days 1 and 3 of the treatment period.
Drug: Ultracet
Ultracet (tramadol/acetaminophen) 37.5/325 mg/mg capsules twice daily on Day 1, a first dose at t = 0 hrs, and a second dose at t = 12 hrs. Three times daily on Day 2, and two 37.5/325 mg capsules on the morning of Day 3. Walking tests will be performed on Days 1 and 3 of the treatment period.
Experimental: Placebo, Ultracet, Naproxen
Participants were treated with Placebo for 3 days in Treatment Period 1, Ultracet for 3 days in Treatment Period 2, and Naproxen for 3 days in Treatment Period 3. The treatment periods were separated by a 4-6 day break.
Drug: Naproxen
Naproxen tablets 500 mg twice daily on Day 1, a first dose at t = 0 hrs, and a second dose at t = 12 hrs. Twice daily on Day 2 and 500 mg once daily on Day 3. Walking tests will be performed on Days 1 and 3 of the treatment period.
Drug: Placebo
Placebo capsules twice daily on Day 1, a first dose at t = 0 hrs, and a second dose at t = 12 hrs. Three times daily on Day 2, and 2 capsules on the morning of Day 3. Walking tests will be performed on Days 1 and 3 of the treatment period.
Drug: Ultracet
Ultracet (tramadol/acetaminophen) 37.5/325 mg/mg capsules twice daily on Day 1, a first dose at t = 0 hrs, and a second dose at t = 12 hrs. Three times daily on Day 2, and two 37.5/325 mg capsules on the morning of Day 3. Walking tests will be performed on Days 1 and 3 of the treatment period.
Experimental: Naproxen, Placebo, Ultracet
Participants were treated with Naproxen for 3 days in Treatment Period 1, Placebo for 3 days in Treatment Period 2, and Ultracet for 3 days in Treatment Period 3. The treatment periods were separated by a 4-6 day break.
Drug: Naproxen
Naproxen tablets 500 mg twice daily on Day 1, a first dose at t = 0 hrs, and a second dose at t = 12 hrs. Twice daily on Day 2 and 500 mg once daily on Day 3. Walking tests will be performed on Days 1 and 3 of the treatment period.
Drug: Placebo
Placebo capsules twice daily on Day 1, a first dose at t = 0 hrs, and a second dose at t = 12 hrs. Three times daily on Day 2, and 2 capsules on the morning of Day 3. Walking tests will be performed on Days 1 and 3 of the treatment period.
Drug: Ultracet
Ultracet (tramadol/acetaminophen) 37.5/325 mg/mg capsules twice daily on Day 1, a first dose at t = 0 hrs, and a second dose at t = 12 hrs. Three times daily on Day 2, and two 37.5/325 mg capsules on the morning of Day 3. Walking tests will be performed on Days 1 and 3 of the treatment period.
Experimental: Ultracet, Naproxen, Placebo
Participants were treated with Ultracet for 3 days in Treatment Period 1, Naproxen for 3 days in Treatment Period 2, and Placebo for 3 days in Treatment Period 3. The treatment periods were separated by a 4-6 day break.
Drug: Naproxen
Naproxen tablets 500 mg twice daily on Day 1, a first dose at t = 0 hrs, and a second dose at t = 12 hrs. Twice daily on Day 2 and 500 mg once daily on Day 3. Walking tests will be performed on Days 1 and 3 of the treatment period.
Drug: Placebo
Placebo capsules twice daily on Day 1, a first dose at t = 0 hrs, and a second dose at t = 12 hrs. Three times daily on Day 2, and 2 capsules on the morning of Day 3. Walking tests will be performed on Days 1 and 3 of the treatment period.
Drug: Ultracet
Ultracet (tramadol/acetaminophen) 37.5/325 mg/mg capsules twice daily on Day 1, a first dose at t = 0 hrs, and a second dose at t = 12 hrs. Three times daily on Day 2, and two 37.5/325 mg capsules on the morning of Day 3. Walking tests will be performed on Days 1 and 3 of the treatment period.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   45 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Has osteoarthritis of the knee and primary source of pain is knee
  • Females must not be pregnant or nursing and must agree to use birth control throughout the study
  • Is willing to limit alcohol and caffeine intake
  • Is willing to abstain from smoking during study visits
  • Must be able to walk on a treadmill at a pace of at least 1 mile/hour

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Has a medical/arthritic disease that would interfere with evaluation
  • Is unable to take naproxen or Ultracet
  • Has congestive heart failure or angina
  • Has a history of stroke
  • Has a history of uncontrolled high blood pressure
  • Has a history of cancer
  • Regularly uses a walker or cane
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00772967

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

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Responsible Party: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00772967     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0000-105, 2008_566
Study First Received: October 13, 2008
Results First Received: November 19, 2009
Last Updated: November 5, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

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

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