Effect of Valdecoxib Pretreatment on Pain and Secondary Hyperalgesia in Healthy Volunteers

This study has been completed.
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Penn State University
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First received: November 29, 2005
Last updated: May 29, 2007
Last verified: May 2007
Tis study was designed to test the hypothesis that pretreatment with valdecoxib, prior to injury could reduce or prevent the development of secondary hyperalgesia around the area of primary injury. A heat/capsaicin model of induced hyperalgesia was tested in healthy volunteers in a randomized, double blind, cross-over trial of a single dose of 40 mg vadecoxib versus control. Subjects rated pain intesnsity and unpleasantness following heat stimulation of the forearm, the area of hyperalgesia was also mapped over the course of the experiment.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: valdecoxib
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Effect of Valdecoxib Pretreatment on Pain and Secondary Hyperalgesia: a Randomized Controlled Trial in Healthy Volunteers

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Reduction in the area of secondary hyperalgesia

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Reduction in pain threshold
  • Reduction in pain unpleasantness

Estimated Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: August 2004
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2004

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • healthy male of non-pregnant female; 18yo or older
  • not currently taking NSAID
  • able and willing to provide informed consent
  • willing to avoid other NSAIDs in 24 hour period following study
  • no known hypersentitivites or contraindications to NSAIDS, sulfonomides or capsaicin

Exclusion Criteria:

  • pregnant or breast feeding
  • use of NSAIDS or other analgesic medications in past 7 days
  • unwilling or unable to give informed consent
  • contraindication to any study medication or other NSAID
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00260325

United States, Pennsylvania
Penn State University College of Medicine
Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States, 17033
Sponsors and Collaborators
Penn State University
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Principal Investigator: Piotr K Janicki, MD, PhD Penn State University, Dept of Anesthesiology
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00260325     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 70,328-01  IIG Pfizer(PJK)  MOIRR10732 
Study First Received: November 29, 2005
Last Updated: May 29, 2007
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Penn State University:
healthy volunteers

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

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