Efficacy and Safety of Diclofenac Sodium Gel in Hand Osteoarthritis

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First received: September 13, 2005
Last updated: April 13, 2015
Last verified: April 2015
This study will test the efficacy and safety of topical diclofenac sodium gel in the treatment of hand osteoarthritis.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: Diclofenac topical sodium gel 1%
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Efficacy and Safety of Diclofenac Sodium Gel in Hand Osteoarthritis

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • OA pain intensity in target hand at Week 4 and 6
  • Total AUSCAN score in target hand at Week 4 and 6
  • Global rating of disease activity by patient at Week 4 and 6

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • OA pain intensity and total AUSCAN score in target hand, and global rating of disease activity by patient at Weeks 1, 2 and 8
  • AUSCAN pain, stiffness and physical function scores in target hand, and global rating of benefit by patient at Weeks 1, 2, 4, 6 and 8
  • OA pain intensity in target hand and use of rescue medication recorded in diary
  • Global evaluation of treatment at final visit
  • Treatment responder rate according to OARSI criteria

Estimated Enrollment: 360
Study Start Date: May 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2005

Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Key Inclusion criteria:

• Osteoarthritis of the hand

Key Exclusion Criteria:

  • Other rheumatic disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis
  • Active gastrointestinal ulcer during the last year
  • Known allergy to analgesic drugs
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00171665

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00171665     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: VOSG-PE-315 
Study First Received: September 13, 2005
Last Updated: April 13, 2015
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Novartis:
Hand osteoarthritis, Topical NSAID, Diclofenac sodium

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Antirheumatic Agents
Cyclooxygenase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents

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