A Pharmacodynamic/Pharmacokinetic Study to Determine the Onset of Analgesic Effect and Plasma Levels of Tramadol in Patients With Acute Low Back Pain Receiving a Single 200 mg Dose of Tramadol Contramid® Once-a-Day

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Labopharm Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00952068
First received: April 16, 2009
Last updated: April 25, 2012
Last verified: April 2012
  Purpose

The primary objective of this study is to determine the time of onset of analgesic effect of Tramadol Contramid® Once-A-Day (OAD) in acute low back pain. Secondary objectives include determining the relationship between analgesic effect and plasma levels for Tramadol Contramid® OAD and to examine safety after single dose administration of 200 mg of Tramadol Contramid® OAD.


Condition Intervention Phase
Acute Low Back Pain
Drug: Tramadol Contramid® OAD 200mg
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Pharmacokinetics/Dynamics Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Pharmacodynamic/Pharmacokinetic Study to Determine the Onset of Analgesic Effect and Plasma Levels of Tramadol in Patients With Acute Low Back Pain Receiving a Single 200 mg Dose of Tramadol Contramid® Once-a-Day

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Further study details as provided by Labopharm Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Time to Onset of Perceptible Pain Relief [ Time Frame: 6 hours ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Kaplan-Meier estimates of time to perceptible pain relief. Patients who discontinued or completed the study without perceptible pain relief were censored at the time point of their last pain intensity score. A confidence interval for the median survival time was calculated.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Patient Rating of Pain Intensity at Onset of Perceptible Pain Relief, 3 Hours and 6 Hours Post Dose [ Time Frame: Baseline, 3 hours post-dose, 6 hours post-dose, time of onset of perceptible pain relief ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Pain intensity rating at baseline, time of onset of perceptible pain relief, 3 hours and 6 hours post-dose or if the patient discontinued earlier. "What is your current level of pain intensity?" 0=none, 1=mild, 2=moderate, 3=severe. Missing data were imputed using Last Observation Carried Forward (LOCF).

  • Patient Rating of Pain Relief at Onset of Perceptible Pain Relief, 3 Hours and 6 Hours Post Dose [ Time Frame: 3 hours post-dose, 6 hours post-dose, at time of onset of perceptible pain relief ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Pain relief rating at time of onset of perceptible pain relief, 3 hours and 6 hours post-dose or if the patient discontinued earlier. " How would you rate the pain relief the study medication has given you?" ranging from 0=none to 4=complete relief. Missing data were imputed using Last Observation Carried Forward (LOCF).

  • Plasma Levels of Tramadol at 0 Hour (Baseline), Onset of Perceptible Pain Relief, 3 Hours and 6 Hours Post-dose [ Time Frame: Baseline, time of onset of perceptible pain relief, 3 hours post-dose, 6 hours post-dose ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    PK samples were drawn at the end of the Screening Phase, at the onset of perceptible pain relief, at 3 hours and at 6 hours post-dose or if the patient discontinues early. PK samples were always drawn after the completion of the patient ratings of pain relief and of pain intensity scales. They were processed in a central laboratory and the plasma levels of tramadol were collected.

  • Number of Participants With Adverse Events [ Time Frame: 6 hours ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
    All adverse events reported during treatment with study drug were considered and reported as treatment emergent adverse events (TEAE) whether or not medication for this adverse event was required by the participant and were summarized in the same table.


Enrollment: 47
Study Start Date: January 2007
Study Completion Date: April 2007
Primary Completion Date: April 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Tramadol Contramid® OAD 200mg
1 Tramadol Contramid® OAD 200mg tablet daily.
Drug: Tramadol Contramid® OAD 200mg
1 Tramadol Contramid® OAD 200mg tablet daily.
Other Name: Tramadol Contramid® OAD 200mg

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Males or females in generally good health aged 18-80 years with acute low back pain are eligible for this study.
  • Patients must have pain of moderate to severe intensity on the patient rating of pain intensity scale without analgesia.
  • Oral and written language comprehension at a level sufficient to comply with the protocol and complete study-related materials.
  • Must have signed and dated an REB-approved written Informed Consent form which was also signed and dated by the Investigator prior to study participation.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Known history or symptoms suspicious of:

    • Spinal fracture
    • Cancer (i.e. constitutional symptoms such as recent unexplained chills or weight loss)
    • Spinal infection (e.g. IV drug abuse, immunosuppression)
  • Cauda equina syndrome
  • Spina bifida
  • Foot drop
  • Spinal surgery within 1 year of study entry
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) > 37
  • Continuous chronic back pain
  • More severe pain in a region other than the lower back
  • Treatment of the back pain with non-pharmacological therapy (e.g. acupuncture chiropractic adjustment, Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation, physiotherapy etc.) in the 3 weeks prior to study entry
  • Use of any sedative hypnotics, topical preparations/medications and anaesthetics or muscle relaxants within 5 half-lives of the dose of study medication
  • Use of any analgesic within 6 hours of the dose of study medication. In rare cases, if a patient is in moderate to severe pain despite having taken a short-acting analgesic and if at least 2 hours have passed since the dose of short-acting analgesic, the patient may be entered.
  • A major illness, requiring hospitalisation during the 3 months before commencement of the screening period
  • Unwillingness to stop taking pain medication other than the study medication
  • Previous failure of treatment with tramadol or discontinuation of treatment with tramadol due to adverse events
  • Treatment within the last 3 weeks with any of the following medications: monoamine oxidase inhibitors; tricyclic antidepressants and other tricyclic compounds (e.g. cyclobenzaprine, promethazine); neuroleptics; selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs); serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) or any other drug that reduces seizure threshold
  • Treatment with another investigational agent within the last 30 days
  • History of seizure disorder other than Infantile Febrile Seizures
  • Previous or current opioid dependency
  • Bowel disease causing malabsorption
  • Pregnant or lactating women
  • Known significant liver disease or symptoms of significant liver disease
  • Known significant renal disease or symptoms of significant renal disease
  • Current or past substance abuse or dependence, other than nicotine
  • Allergy to tramadol or any structurally similar drugs (e.g. opiates)
  • Any other condition that, in the opinion of the Investigators, would adversely affect the patient's ability to complete the study or its measures
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  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications:
Responsible Party: Labopharm Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00952068     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MDT2-002
Study First Received: April 16, 2009
Results First Received: April 16, 2009
Last Updated: April 25, 2012
Health Authority: Romania: National Medicines Agency

Keywords provided by Labopharm Inc.:
Back Pain

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Back Pain
Low Back Pain
Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Analgesics
Tramadol
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions
Central Nervous System Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Narcotics
Central Nervous System Depressants
Analgesics, Opioid

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