A Study Comparing the Effectiveness and Safety of ULTRACET® (Tramadol HCl/Acetaminophen) Versus Placebo for the Treatment of Acute Pain From a Migraine Headache

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
PriCara, Unit of Ortho-McNeil, Inc.
Information provided by:
Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00297375
First received: February 24, 2006
Last updated: June 8, 2011
Last verified: April 2010

February 24, 2006
June 8, 2011
April 2003
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Change in baseline headache pain severity at 2 hours post-dose from severe or moderate to mild or none, without using any nausea medication or other pain medication
Same as current
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Pain free at 2, 6 and 24 hrs post-dose; difference in pain intensity and response to therapy over the first 6 hrs post-dose; reduction in occurrence and severity of symptoms; change in functional disability; subject overall rating of change.
Same as current
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A Study Comparing the Effectiveness and Safety of ULTRACET® (Tramadol HCl/Acetaminophen) Versus Placebo for the Treatment of Acute Pain From a Migraine Headache
A Comparison of the Efficacy and Safety of ULTRACET® (Tramadol HCl/Acetaminophen) Versus Placebo for the Acute Treatment of Migraine Headache Pain

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of tramadol HCl/acetaminophen as a pain medication compared with placebo in the treatment of acute pain from a migraine headache. Although tramadol HCl/acetaminophen is approved to treat acute pain, it is not approved for the treatment of acute pain associated with migraine headache. The study hypothesis is that tramadol HCl/acetaminophen is safe and effective as a pain medication in the treatment of acute pain associated with a migraine headache.

Although new drugs and procedures are available to treat acute migraine pain, inadequacies in treatment still exist. The ingredients in tramadol HCl/acetaminophen tablet and the way it works may be effective in the treatment of the pain of acute migraine headache. The combination of tramadol HCl/ acetaminophen works faster than tramadol alone and lasts longer than acetaminophen alone. This is a multicenter, single-dose, outpatient, randomized (study with two groups one in treatment and one control group), double-blind (neither patient nor investigator knows which patient is receiving study drug or control treatment), placebo-controlled, parallel-group (each group receives only one type of treatment) study of adult patients who experience at least moderate pain from migraine headaches. After being randomly assigned to a group patients will leave the study center with one dose (2 tablets) of study medication, either active treatment or placebo. The next time the patient has a migraine headache of at least moderate pain, the patient will take the study medication and start to answer questions about their headache pain and pain relief in a study diary. Patients should return to the study center within 72 hours of taking this dose. The study hypothesis is that tramadol HCl/acetaminophen is safe and effective as a pain medication in the treatment of acute pain associated with a migraine headache.

2 tramadol HCl (37.5 milligrams)/acetaminophen (325 milligrams) combination tablets or 2 matching placebo (inactive substance) tablets for tramadol HCl/acetaminophen taken one time orally

Interventional
Phase 4
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Migraine
  • Head Pain
  • Headache
Drug: tramadol HCl/acetaminophen
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Silberstein SD, Freitag FG, Rozen TD, Kudrow DB, Hewitt DJ, Jordan DM, Fisher AC, Rosenthal NR; CAPSS-223 Investigators. Tramadol/acetaminophen for the treatment of acute migraine pain: findings of a randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Headache. 2005 Nov-Dec;45(10):1317-27.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
375
August 2003
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient with a history of diagnosis of migraine with or without a warning sign (aura), that meets the criteria for a migraine, for at least 1 year
  • History of migraine pain at least moderate in intensity
  • Incidence of 1 to 6 headaches per month in the past year
  • If female, using acceptable method of birth control

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with routine headaches that could be confused with migraines
  • No more than 13 headache days per month in the past 6 months
  • Onset of migraines after age 50
  • Patients with migraines involving the eyes, chronic migraine or cluster headaches
  • Patients using one or more of the following medications before study entry: more than 1 type of migraine prevention medicine in the past 6 weeks, tramadol within 30 days, vitamins/herbal remedies or non-drug-related remedies for migraine for < 30 days, St. John's Wort within 30 days, investigational drug in past 30 days or any other disallowed medications
Both
18 Years and older
No
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NCT00297375
CR002821
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Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.
PriCara, Unit of Ortho-McNeil, Inc.
Study Director: Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development, L.L.C. Clinical Trial Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.
Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.
April 2010

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