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EMINEM: Efficacy of Muscoril In NEck Myofascial Syndromes

This study has been completed.
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First Posted: January 6, 2006
Last Update Posted: February 20, 2008
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Study objective:

  • To demonstrate, in patients with myofascial pain syndrome in cervical region, the degree of efficacy of thiocolchicoside ointment administered to trigger point regions compared with the trigger point injection.

Condition Intervention Phase
Myofascial Pain Syndromes Drug: Thiocolchicoside Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Efficacy of Topical Thiocolchicoside in Cervical Myofascial Pain Syndrome: Triple-Arm, Single-Blind, Randomized, Prospective, Phase IV Clinical Study

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Further study details as provided by Sanofi:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Pain relief (Visual Analog Scale and sensitometer) and increase in mobility of neck. Patient and physician satisfaction

Estimated Enrollment: 65
Study Start Date: April 2005

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Submitted to clinic with a complaint of head and neck pain
  • Be diagnosed as having myofascial pain syndrome by determining the active trigger points in trapezius and/or interscapular region according to criteria of Simons and Travel
  • Have 1 to 8 active trigger point(s)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Have evident cervical discopathy and signs of osteoarthritis
  • Have bleeding diathesis or using anticoagulant medication which hinders injection
  • Have known malignity, being used steroids, have immunodepressive disorders and/or being taken immunodepressive drugs
  • Be pregnant or have the possibility of being pregnant or not being used a regular contraceptive method
  • Have known allergic reaction against Thiocolchicoside
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00272532

Istanbul, Turkey
Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Edibe Taylan Sanofi
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00272532     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: L_9892
First Submitted: January 4, 2006
First Posted: January 6, 2006
Last Update Posted: February 20, 2008
Last Verified: February 2008

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Myofascial Pain Syndromes
Pathologic Processes
Muscular Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Gout Suppressants
Antirheumatic Agents
Tubulin Modulators
Antimitotic Agents
Mitosis Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents