A Comparison Study of Pain Relief From Dysmenorrhea Between the Vipon Tampon and Ibuprofen
The purpose of this study is to compare the Vipon tampon with ibuprofen in relieving pain in women with dysmenorrhea. Subjects completed a total of 4 treatment intervals; each subject was randomized to use the VIPON as their treatment for two intervals and Ibuprofen as their treatment for two intervals.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A Randomized Four-Way Crossover Comparison Study of Pain Relief From Dysmenorrhea Between the Vipon Tampon and Ibuprofen|
- Percentage of Intervention Uses That Resulted in at Least 1 Point Decrease in Pain and Requiring no Rescue Medication Using the Modified Melzack-McGill Scale Using a Mixed Model [ Time Frame: 1 month, 2 months, 3 months, 4 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Modified Melzack-McGill Scale measures general pain (0=none, 1-3=mild, 4-6=moderate, 7-9=severe, 10=worst pain) Total Number of Uses Analyzed is a sum of the Number of Uses collected at each time point.
|Study Start Date:||November 2006|
|Study Completion Date:||September 2009|
|Primary Completion Date:||September 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
The Vipon is a tampon with a small motor unit within, which produces vibratory stimulation, used during menstruation to provide pain relief for women with dysmenorrhea.
Other Name: Vipon, vibrating tampon
|Active Comparator: Ibuprofen||
400 mg daily
Other Name: Ibuprofen, NSAIDs
Pain caused by dysmenorrhea can range from mild to severe. At least 50% of all menstruating women experience appreciable pain at some time during their menstruation. An estimated 600 million work hours are lost annually to this affliction with an average loss of time of two or more workdays per year per female employee. Treatment of dysmenorrhea may include either non-pharmacological or pharmacological measures. Pharmacological treatments include oral contraceptives to treat hormonal imbalances, over-the-counter analgesics or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. The Vipon is a tampon with a small motor unit within, which produces vibratory stimulation. This study aims to provide information on the safety and efficacy of the Vipon in a randomized controlled clinical trial.
|United States, Missouri|
|Truman Medical Center|
|Kansas City, Missouri, United States, 64108|
|University of Kansas Medical Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology|
|Kansas City, Missouri, United States, 66160|