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Efficacy and Safety of Diclofenac Sodium Gel in Knee Osteoarthritis

This study has been completed.
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First received: September 13, 2005
Last updated: April 20, 2012
Last verified: April 2012
This study will test the efficacy and safety of topical diclofenac sodium gel in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis.

Condition Intervention Phase
Osteearthritis Drug: Diclofenac Topical Sodium Gel 1% Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Efficacy and Safety of Diclofenac Sodium Gel in Knee Osteoarthritis

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Further study details as provided by Novartis:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • WOMAC pain score in target knee at Week 12
  • WOMAC physical function score in target knee at Week 12
  • Global rating of disease activity by patient at Week 12

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • WOMAC pain and physical function scores in target knee and global rating of disease activity by patient at Weeks 1, 4 and 8
  • WOMAC stiffness score, pain on movement and spontaneous pain in target knee, and global rating of benefit by patient, at Weeks 1, 4, 8 and 12
  • Pain on movement in target knee and use of rescue medication recorded in diary
  • Global evaluation of treatment at final visit
  • Treatment responder rate according to OARSI criteria

Estimated Enrollment: 480
Study Start Date: October 2004
Study Completion Date: August 2005
Primary Completion Date: August 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   35 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Key Inclusion criteria

  • OA of the knee 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 identifier: NCT00171678

United States, New Jersey
Novartis Consumer Health Inc.
Parsippany, New Jersey, United States
Sponsors and Collaborators
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Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Novartis Identifier: NCT00171678     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: VOSG-PN-310
Study First Received: September 13, 2005
Last Updated: April 20, 2012

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

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Osteoarthritis, Knee
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Antirheumatic Agents
Cyclooxygenase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on September 21, 2017