Study of NGX-4010 for the Treatment of Painful HIV-Associated Neuropathy

This study has been completed.
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NeurogesX
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00064623
First received: July 10, 2003
Last updated: March 4, 2008
Last verified: March 2008

July 10, 2003
March 4, 2008
August 2003
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Percent change from baseline in the "average pain for the past 24 hours" Numeric Pain Rating Scale (NPRS) score (i.e., average of scores during Weeks 2-12, compared to baseline)
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  • Percent change from baseline in the "average pain for the past 24 hours" NPRS score (i.e., average of scores during Weeks 2-4 and 2-8, respectively, compared to baseline)
  • Proportion of subjects reaching 30% decrease from baseline in their "average pain for the past 24 hours" NPRS scores on average during Weeks 2-12, within each treatment group
  • Proportion of subjects reaching 30% decrease from baseline in their "average pain for the past 24 hours" NPRS scores on average during Weeks 2-4 and 2 8, respectively, within each treatment group
  • Percent change from baseline in the "worst pain for the past 24 hours" and "pain now" NPRS scores (baseline score compared to the average of scores from Weeks 2 -12), within each treatment group
  • "Pain now" on evening of treatment day
  • Mean onset and duration of efficacy in days within each treatment group
  • Proportion of subjects with significant changes in concomitant pain medication usage during Weeks 2-12, compared to baseline
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Study of NGX-4010 for the Treatment of Painful HIV-Associated Neuropathy
A Randomized, Double-Blind, Controlled Dose Finding Study of NGX-4010 for the Treatment of Painful HIV-Associated Distal Symmetrical Polyneuropathy

The purpose of the study is to determine if an investigational drug, NGX-4010 (high-concentration capsaicin patch), is effective in treating painful HIV-associated neuropathy.

The C107 study is a randomized, double-blind, controlled dose finding study of NGX-4010 for the treatment of painful symptoms of HIV-associated neuropathy. Participants will be randomly assigned to receive initial treatment according to one of three doses (application durations), and to receive double-blind NGX-4010 patch (high-concentration capsaicin) or matching control (low-concentration capsaicin).

Participants who complete study evaluations through Week 12 will have the option of receiving up to 3 additional open-label treatments.

Interventional
Phase 3
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • HIV Infections
  • Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
  • Pain
Drug: Capsaicin Dermal Patch
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
300
November 2005
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Documented evidence of HIV-1 infection
  • Documented diagnosis of painful HIV-associated distal symmetrical polyneuropathy established by a neurologist resulting from HIV disease and/or antiretroviral drug exposure, with primary symptoms of pain, burning or dysesthetic discomfort in both feet for at least 2 months prior to Screening Visit, and absent or diminished ankle reflexes, and at least one of the following: distal diminution of vibration sensation or pain or temperature sensation in the legs
  • Either no neurotoxic antiretroviral (didanosine, zalcitabine or stavudine) exposure for at least 8 weeks prior to Screening Visit, or currently on stable dose(s) of any neurotoxic antiretroviral(s) for at least 8 weeks prior to Screening Visit
  • Screening Pain Sum Score of 12 to 36
  • Karnofsky Performance Score of greater than or equal to 60
  • Intact, unbroken skin over the painful area(s) to be treated
  • If taking chronic pain medications, be on a stable (not PRN) regimen for at least 21 days prior to Treatment Visit and willing to maintain these medications at the same stable dose(s) and schedule throughout the study
  • Female subjects with child-bearing potential: negative serum pregnancy test performed at Screening Visit
  • Willing to use effective methods of birth control and/or refrain from participating in a conception process during study and for 30 days following experimental drug exposure
  • Willing and able to comply with protocol requirements for duration of study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Concomitant opioid medication, unless orally or transdermally administered and not exceeding a total daily dose of morphine 60 mg/day, or equivalent. Parenteral opioid use is excluded, regardless of dose
  • Unavailability of an effective rescue medication strategy for the subject, such as unwillingness to use opioid analgesics during treatment, or high tolerance to opioids precluding the ability to relieve treatment-associated discomfort with Roxicodone® or Vicodin®, as judged by the Investigator
  • Active substance abuse or history of chronic substance abuse within the past year, or prior chronic substance abuse judged likely to recur during the study period by the investigator
  • Recent use (within 21 days preceding the Treatment Visit of any topically applied pain medication, such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, menthol, methyl salicylate, local anesthetics (including Lidoderm®), steroids or capsaicin products on the painful areas
  • Current use of any investigational agent or Class 1 anti-arrhythmic drugs
  • Significant pain of an etiology other than painful HIV-associated neuropathy; significant ongoing pain from other cause(s) that may interfere with judging HIV-associated neuropathy pain
  • Evidence of another contributing cause for peripheral neuropathy, e.g., diabetes mellitus requiring medication control (i.e., oral hypoglycemics, insulin); hereditary neuropathy; vitamin B12 deficiency (B12 level ≤ 200 pg/mL) or less than 3 months of B12 supplementation prior to Screening Visit; or treatment within 90 days prior to Screening Visit with any drug that may have contributed to the sensory neuropathy
  • Any implanted medical device (spinal cord stimulator, intrathecal pump or peripheral nerve stimulator) for the treatment of neuropathic pain
  • Treatment for acute opportunistic infections within 14 days before Treatment Visit
  • Presence of acute, active opportunistic infection, except oral thrush; oral, genital, or rectal herpes; and Mycobacterium avium bacteremia within 2 weeks prior to Screening Visit
  • Currently have active malignant disease
  • Significant ongoing or untreated abnormalities in cardiac, renal, hepatic, or pulmonary function that may interfere either with the ability to complete the study or the evaluation of adverse events
  • Hypersensitivity to capsaicin (i.e., chili peppers or OTC capsaicin products), local anesthetics, Roxicodone®, Vicodin®, or adhesives
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18 Years and older
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United States
 
NCT00064623
C107
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NeurogesX
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Principal Investigator: David M Simpson, MD Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Study Director: Jeffrey Tobias, MD NeurogesX
NeurogesX
March 2008

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