Gabapentin and Donepezil Combination on Experimental Human Pain Models

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
GlaxoSmithKline
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01485185
First received: September 29, 2011
Last updated: December 6, 2012
Last verified: December 2012
  Purpose

This study will compare the effects of gabapentin alone, and gabapentin + donepezil given together in two types of experimental electrical pain tests in up to 48 healthy male subjects (after 24 recruited in the first cohort an interim analysis will be performed).

The study is a randomized, double blind, placebo controlled, 3 was cross-over design study with incomplete block design and 4 treatment options. Placebo, gabapentin alone (lower dose and higher dose) or gabapentin (lower dose) with donepezil.


Condition Intervention Phase
Pain, Neuropathic
Drug: Gabapentin lower dose
Drug: Donepezil
Other: Placebo (Dop)
Other: Placebo (Gaba)
Drug: Gabapentin higher dose
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Pharmacodynamics Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: A Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo Controlled Study to Investigate the Effect of Donepezil and Gabapentin Combination on an Experimental Pain Model in Healthy Subjects

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Further study details as provided by GlaxoSmithKline:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Area of pin-prick hyperalgesia [ Time Frame: Change from baseline visit to day 14 of treatment sessions ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Change in Area between treatment arms (compared to baseline), measured during the electrical hyperalgesia model using 26 Milli Neuton(mN) von Frey filament

  • Area of touch-evoked allodynia [ Time Frame: Change from baseline visit to day 14 of treatment sessions ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Change in Area between treatment arms (compared to baseline), measured during the electrical hyperalgesia model using a cotton bud


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Pain threshold [ Time Frame: Change from baseline visit to day 14 of treatment sessions ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Change in threshold between treatment arms (compared to baseline), measured from single electrical stimulation of sural nerve

  • Ongoing pain intensity rating [ Time Frame: Change from baseline visit to day 14 of treatment sessions ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Change in intensity between treatment arms (compared to baseline), measured from 11-point numeric rating scale (NRS) where 0=no pain, 10=maximum pain imaginable

  • Pain Tolerance [ Time Frame: Change from baseline visit to day 14 of treatment sessions ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Change in tolerance between treatment arms(compared to baseline), measured from single electrical stimulation of sural nerve

  • Pain Temporal Summation [ Time Frame: Change from baseline visit to day 14 of treatment sessions ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Change in temporal summation between treatment arms (compared to baseline), measured from repetitive electrical stimulation of sural nerve

  • Intensity of flare [ Time Frame: Change from baseline visit to day 14 of treatment sessions ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Change in intensity between treatment arms (compared to baseline), measured from Laser Doppler imaging evoked by electrical hyperalgesia model


Enrollment: 48
Study Start Date: October 2011
Study Completion Date: June 2012
Primary Completion Date: June 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Gabapentin lower dose alone
low dose
Drug: Gabapentin lower dose
Repeat, oral dose
Active Comparator: Gabapentin higher dose alone
higher dose
Other: Placebo (Dop)
Placebo to donepezil, Repeat, oral dose
Experimental: Gabapentin in combination with donepezil
Gabapentin lower dose and donepezil
Drug: Donepezil
Repeat, oral dose
Drug: Gabapentin higher dose
Repeat, oral dose
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Placebo
Other: Placebo (Gaba)
Placebo to gabapentin, Repeat, oral dose

Detailed Description:

This study will compare the effects of gabapentin alone, and gabapentin + donepezil given together in two types of experimental electrical pain tests which will be conducted on the forearm and the lower leg, in 24 healthy male subjects initially. Gabapentin (a drug for treatment of seizure disorders) is one of the drugs being used for the treatment of pain caused by the damage to the nerves. Donepezil is a treatment to improve memory in patients with Alzheimer's disease. 24 more subjects may be recruited following a formal analysis during the trial (called interim analysis), if required for optimal scientific value. The study consists of 1 screening visit,1 visit to establish the baseline pain recordings before any treatment is given, then 3 treatment sessions, followed by a followup visit. Each treatment session consists of 12 days of dosing at home and 2 inpatient days for dosing and pain tests. Each volunteer takes part in 3 treatment sessions. In total, the study will last 15 weeks for each volunteer. There will be 4 treatment options: placebo, higher dose of gabapentin, low dose of gabapentin, low dose of gabapentin + donepezil. All subjects will receive the last two options and one out of the first two options, in a random order selected by a computer before the study starts; neither the volunteers nor the persons conducting the pain assessments nor the study team will know which treatment the volunteers receive during the visits (known as a randomised, double−blind study). The study will be conducted in a specialist clinical research unit with adequate facilities with regard to safety and compliance. The results of the tests in the study will help to understand the effects of gabapentin and donepezil together to design future clinical trials.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 55 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Male between 18 and 55 years of age inclusive, at the time of signing the informed consent.
  2. Body weight ≥ 50 Kilogram (kg) and BMI within the range 18.5-29.9 Killogram per square meter (kg/m2) (inclusive).
  3. Healthy as determined by a responsible and experienced physician, based on a medical evaluation including medical history, physical examination, psychiatric history, psychiatric evaluation, laboratory tests and cardiac monitoring.
  4. Aspartate aminotransferase (AST), Alanine aminotransferase (ALT), alkaline phosphatase and bilirubin ≤ 1.5x Upper Limit of Normal (ULN)
  5. QT duration corrected for heart rate by Bazett's formula (QTcB) or QT duration corrected for heart rate by Fridericia's formula (QTcF) < 450 milli second (msec).

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. The subject has either a previous disease or current medical condition, which as judged by the Investigator, may compromise safety or affect the interpretation of efficacy data.
  2. History of known or suspected seizures, including infantile febrile, unexplained significant and recent loss of consciousness or history of significant head trauma with loss of consciousness or a family history (first degree relative) of epilepsy or seizures (fits).
  3. Abnormalities in 12-lead Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  4. Systolic blood pressure (BP) below 90 or above 160mm Hg, or diastolic blood pressure below 50 or above 100 millimeters of mercury (mmHg).
  5. History of sensitivity to any of the study medications
  6. History of regular alcohol consumption within 6 months of the study defined as: an average weekly intake of >21 units. One unit is equivalent to 8 g of alcohol: a half-pint (~240 millil litre [ml]) of beer, 1 glass (125 ml) of wine or 1 (25 ml) measure of spirits.
  7. A positive pre-study drug/alcohol screen at the screening visit.
  8. Excessive caffeine drinkers (~5 or more cups a day) .
  9. Excessive smokers (>5 /day)
  10. Use of prescription or non-prescription drugs, including vitamins, herbal and dietary supplements (including St John's Wort) within 7 days (or 14 days if the drug is a potential enzyme inducer) or 5 half-lives (whichever is longer) prior to screening, unless in the opinion of the Investigator and GSK Medical Monitor the medication will not interfere with the study procedures or compromise subject safety.
  11. Use of any topical steroid or capsaicin preparations in the previous 30 days to screening, unless in the opinion of the Investigator and GSK Medical Monitor the medication will not interfere with the study procedures or compromise subject safety.
  12. The subject is needle phobic
  13. The subject is unable to tolerate the electrical hyperalgesia model or nerve stimulation, including anxiety or atypical response to the stimulation on the training at the screening visit.
  14. The subject does not produce an area of allodynia or hyperalgesia to the electrical hyperalgesia model during the screening session.
  15. Subject who, in the investigator/designee's judgement, poses a significant suicide risk. Evidence of serious suicide risk may include any history of suicidal behaviour and/or any evidence of suicidal ideation on any questionnaires e.g. type 4 or 5 on the C-SSRS in the last 6 months.
  16. The subject has participated in a clinical trial and has received an investigational product within the following time period prior to the baseline session in the current study: 90 days, 5 half-lives or twice the duration of the biological effect of the investigational product (whichever is longer).
  17. Where participation in the study would result in donation of blood or blood products in excess of 500 mL within a 84 day period.
  18. A positive pre-study Hepatitis B surface antigen or positive Hepatitis C antibody result within 3 months of screening
  19. Unwillingness or inability to follow the procedures outlined in the protocol.
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01485185

Locations
United Kingdom
GSK Investigational Site
Cambridge, United Kingdom, CB2 2GG
Sponsors and Collaborators
GlaxoSmithKline
Investigators
Study Director: GSK Clinical Trials GlaxoSmithKline
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: GlaxoSmithKline
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01485185     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 115484
Study First Received: September 29, 2011
Last Updated: December 6, 2012
Health Authority: United Kingdon: No Health Authority
United States: Food and Drug Administration
United Kingdom: Research Ethics Committee
United Kingdom: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Keywords provided by GlaxoSmithKline:
Donepezil
allodynia
Gabapentin
Sural nerve stimulation
Electrical hyperalgesia

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neuralgia
Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Gabapentin
Donepezil
Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid
Analgesics
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions
Central Nervous System Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Anticonvulsants
Antiparkinson Agents
Anti-Dyskinesia Agents
Calcium Channel Blockers
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Cardiovascular Agents
Anti-Anxiety Agents
Tranquilizing Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Psychotropic Drugs
Excitatory Amino Acid Antagonists
Excitatory Amino Acid Agents

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