Safety and Efficacy of Lumiracoxib Versus Naproxen in Acute Musculoskeletal Pain

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 15, 2005
Last Update Posted : October 13, 2006
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Brief Summary:
This study is designed to develop our understanding of the risk-benefit of using lumiracoxib in patients with acute musculoskeletal pain due to uncomplicated soft tissue injury.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Musculoskeletal Pain Drug: Lumiracoxib Phase 4

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 419 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A 7-Day Multicenter Randomized Double-Blind, Double-Dummy Parallel Group Trial to Assess the Safety and Efficacy of 400 mg Lumiracoxib Once Daily Versus 500 mg Naproxen Twice Daily in Patients With Acute Musculoskeletal Pain Due to Uncomplicated Soft Tissue Injury
Study Start Date : November 2004

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Drug Information available for: Naproxen
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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Decrease in sum of pain intensity difference scores over first 5 days of treatment

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Decrease in sum of pain intensity difference scores over 7 days of treatment; Improvement in how pts feel about their pain; Comparable perceived pain relief; Comparable treatment satisfaction
  2. Safety and efficacy as compared to naproxen.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All

Inclusion Criteria

  • Patients with acute musculoskeletal pain following an uncomplicated soft tissue injury (within the last 72 hours) which is expected to be self-limiting, requiring short-term treatment with a NSAID.
  • Patients’ acute musculoskeletal pain at baseline must be ≥ 50 mm on a 0 – 100 mm on a Visual Analogue Scale.
  • Patients may have taken analgesic therapy following injury. However, the baseline pain intensity assessment should be taken: (i) 4 hours after the last dose of ≤ 400 mg ibuprofen, ≤ 1000 mg paracetamol, ≤ 600 mg aspirin or ≤ 2 tablets of other over-the-counter analgesic aspirin-based or paracetamol-based combination medications (ii) or 8 hours after the last dose of > 400 mg ibuprofen or ≤ 50 mg diclofenac

Exclusion Criteria

  • Patients whose pain is due to an acute exacerbation of a chronic condition e.g. osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus.
  • Patients who have taken non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in the previous 24 hours (other than aspirin, ibuprofen, diclofenac, as described above).

Other protocol-defined inclusion/ exclusion criteria may apply.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00170898

United Kingdom
For site information contact, Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Limited
Frimley, United Kingdom
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Limited Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Limited Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Limited

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00170898     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CCOX189AGB02
First Posted: September 15, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 13, 2006
Last Verified: June 2006

Keywords provided by Novartis:
Musculoskeletal pain
cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Musculoskeletal Pain
Muscular Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Antirheumatic Agents
Gout Suppressants
Cyclooxygenase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Cyclooxygenase 2 Inhibitors