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A Study to Evaluate the Safety of an Investigational Drug (Etoricoxib) in Patients With Osteoarthritis (OA) or Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)(0663-066)

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00250445
First Posted: November 8, 2005
Last Update Posted: July 30, 2015
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
  Purpose
The study is designed to compare the risk of cardiovascular events (heart attacks, strokes) in patients receiving either etoricoxib or diclofenac. It will also compare the gastrointestinal tolerability of the two medicines. The study will be conducted in patients with either rheumatoid or osteo-arthritis.

Condition Intervention Phase
Rheumatoid Arthritis,Osteoarthritis Drug: MK0663, etoricoxib Drug: Comparator: Diclofenac sodium Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Active-Comparator-Controlled, Parallel-Group Study to Evaluate the Safety of Etoricoxib in Patients With Osteoarthritis or Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Further study details as provided by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Incidence of Confirmed Thrombotic Cardiovascular Serious Adverse Experiences based on combined data from this trial and MK0663 Protocols 061 & 072 (GI Tolerability in OA Patients and GI Tolerability Study in RA Patients ), respectively.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Incidence of Confirmed Thrombotic Cardiovascular Serious Adverse Experiences from this trial alone. Gastrointestinal tolerability based on the percentage of patients that discontinue for clinical or laboratory gastrointestinal adverse experiences.

Enrollment: 23498
Study Start Date: January 2003
Study Completion Date: May 2006
Primary Completion Date: May 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient has a clinical diagnosis of either Osteoarthritis or Rheumatoid Arthritis and in the opinion of the investigator will require chronic nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory or COX-2 inhibitor therapy for at least 1.5 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Concurrent medical or arthritic disease that could confound or interfere with efficacy evaluation.
  • Concomitant therapy of warfarin, heparin, high-dose aspirin (>100 mg/day).
  • Impaired kidney function, clinical gastrointestinal malabsorption, congestive heart failure with symptoms that occur at rest, unstable angina, uncontrolled high blood pressure, active hepatitis/hepatic disease
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00250445


Sponsors and Collaborators
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Investigators
Study Director: Medical Monitor Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00250445     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0663-066
2005_100
First Submitted: November 7, 2005
First Posted: November 8, 2005
Last Update Posted: July 30, 2015
Last Verified: July 2015

Keywords provided by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.:
Arcoxia

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Arthritis
Osteoarthritis
Arthritis, Rheumatoid
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Diclofenac
Etoricoxib
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Analgesics
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
Cyclooxygenase 2 Inhibitors