Civamide in OA of the Knee(s)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 18, 2004
Last Update Posted : June 8, 2011
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Winston Laboratories

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety of Civamide Cream 0.075% as a Treatment in Subjects with Osteoarthritis (OA) of the Knee(s).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Osteoarthritis, Knee Drug: Civamide Phase 3

Detailed Description:

This is a 52-week open label study wherein subjects are required to apply the study drug on the knee(s) three times a day. Subjects are required to return to the clinic every 13 weeks.

Enrollment Visit (Day 1) At the End-of-Study/Final Visit, Day 84 of Study No. WL-1001-05-01 (or preferably < 30 days following this visit) subjects will be invited to enroll in this long-term open label Study WL-1001-05-04. Subjects will sign a written informed consent prior to being enrolled into the long-term open label study. If enrolled at the final visit or < 30 days after the final visit of Study No. WL-1001-05-01, the final visit physical examination and laboratory examination will serve as baseline for this study. If enrolled > 30 days after the final visit, a new physical examination and laboratory examination will be completed upon enrollment into this study. The subjects will complete an OA Pain Score and Subject Global Evaluation (SGE) for their Target Knee, the same knee designated as the Target Knee in Study No. WL-1001-05-01. A 13-week supply of study drug and subject diaries for the next 13 weeks will be dispensed to each subject. Instructions on how to apply the study drug will be reviewed with the subjects. Subjects will also be instructed to complete their diaries daily (Adverse Events Log and Other Medications Log) and to return their completed diaries and study drug tubes at each clinic visit.

Treatment Period (Days 1- 365) Subjects will apply study drug to their Target Knee three times a day for 52 weeks. If the subject's other knee is affected by osteoarthritis pain, it may be treated with the study drug as well. The study drug tubes will be weighed prior to being dispensed to the subject. Each tube will also be weighed when the subject returns them.

At each clinic visit, the study staff will review the diaries with each subject for completeness and legibility.

Subjects will complete the OA Pain Score and Subject Global Evaluation at clinic visits on Day 1 and Weeks 13, 26, 39, and 52. Concurrent medications, adverse events, and study drug compliance will be reviewed and recorded by the study staff throughout the Treatment Period at clinic visits on Weeks 13, 26, 39, and 52 (End-of-Study/Final Visit). At the week 52 visit (End-of-Study/Final Visit), a physical examination and laboratory examination will be performed.

On Day 365 (End-of-Study/Final Visit) the subject will be discharged after all procedures have been completed.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 351 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Open-Label Multicenter Study Evaluating the Safety of Civamide Cream 0.075% as a Treatment in Subjects With Osteoarthritis of the Knee(s)
Study Start Date : November 2003
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2005
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2005

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MedlinePlus related topics: Osteoarthritis

Intervention Details:
  • Drug: Civamide
    Cream 0.075%, TID for 52 weeks

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Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 76 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria

  • Subject voluntarily agrees to participate in this study and signs an IRB-approved informed consent.
  • Subject has participated (and not withdrawn secondary to any adverse event) in the Phase 3 Osteoarthritis Study WL-1001-05-01 and completed End-of-Study/Final Visit preferably < 30 days prior to Day 1 of this study (WL-1001-05-04).
  • Subject is between 40 and 76 years of age.
  • Subject is generally in good health.
  • Subject is expected to be compliant with study procedures.
  • Female subjects of child-bearing potential must have a negative urine pregnancy test at Day 1.
  • Female subjects of child-bearing potential agree to use an approved form of contraception and must be on the same contraceptive method and dosage schedule during the entire study.

Exclusion Criteria

  • Presence of tendonitis, bursitis, partial or complete joint replacement of knee(s).
  • Presence of active skin disease, erythema, infection, wound, or irritation near the treatment area of the knee(s).
  • Subject has an anticipated need for any surgical or other invasive procedure (e.g., synovial fluid aspiration, arthroscopy, tidal joint irrigation, injectable medications) that will be performed on the knees during the course of the study.
  • Subject has a history and/or diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, connective tissue disease, psoriatic arthritis, erosive inflammatory OA, diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis, severe neurologic or vascular disease.
  • Subject has active (redness, swelling, fever, etc.) gout or pseudo-gout within 6 months prior to screening.
  • Subject has Type I or Type II diabetes with peripheral neuropathies.
  • Subject has had trauma or surgery to the knee(s) within 1 year prior to the Enrollment Period.
  • Subject has an underlying clinical condition, including previous malignancies that in the Investigator's judgment, is unstable.
  • Subject has known allergy or hypersensitivity to capsicum, civamide, or capsaicin-containing products or any constituent of the cream formulation.
  • Subject has a history of substance abuse within the past 12 months.
  • Use of certain medications within the given restriction period prior to randomization and during the study.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00077935

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Winston Laboratories
Study Director: Scott B. Phillips, M.D. Winston Laboratories

Responsible Party: Scott B. Phillips, M.D., Study Director, Winston Laboratories, Inc. Identifier: NCT00077935     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: WL-1001-05-04
First Posted: February 18, 2004    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 8, 2011
Last Verified: February 2004

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Osteoarthritis, Knee
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Dermatologic Agents
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs