Efficacy and Safety of Bicifadine in the Treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 24, 2006
Last Update Posted : January 30, 2007
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DOV Pharmaceutical, Inc.

Brief Summary:
  • The primary objectives of this placebo-controlled clinical trial are to evaluate the analgesic efficacy and safety of bicifadine 200 mg BID compared with placebo in patients with moderate to severe chronic low back pain.
  • The secondary objectives are to evaluate the effect of bicifadine on function and general quality of life, to evaluate safety following discontinuation of bicifadine treatment and to investigate the population pharmacokinetics of bicifadine.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Chronic Low Back Pain Drug: Bicifadine Phase 3

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multi-Center, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Randomized Study of Bicifadine 200 mg BID in the Treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain
Study Start Date : October 2005

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MedlinePlus related topics: Back Pain

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Pain Severity Rating (100 mm visual analog scale)

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Short-Form McGill Pain Questionnaire (SF-MPQ)
  2. Roland-Morris Disability Questionnaire (RDQ)
  3. Short-Form 36 (SF-36) Health Survey
  4. Patient's Global Impression of Change (7-point categorical scale)

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Main Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with low back pain assessed as Class 1, Class 2 or Class 3 according to the Quebec Task Force Classification for Spinal Disorders and without detectable leg weakness on neurological examination.
  • Patients with pain categorized as Class 1 according to the Quebec Task Force Classification must have a Roland-Morris Disability Rating of >17 at baseline to qualify. Patients with pain categorized as Class 2 or Class 3 according to the Quebec Task Force Classification must have a Roland-Morris Disability Rating of at least 10 at baseline to qualify.
  • Patients must have required daily analgesics for the treatment of low back pain for at least 3 months prior dosing.

Main Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients may not have persistent moderate or severe pain in a location other than the lower back (with the exception of radiation to the lower extremity).
  • Patients must not have had lower back surgery within 6 months prior to baseline, nor epidural corticosteroid injections within 3 months prior to baseline.
  • Patients may not have an unstable medical condition. Identifier: NCT00295724     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DOV-075-021
First Posted: February 24, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 30, 2007
Last Verified: January 2007

Keywords provided by DOV Pharmaceutical, Inc.:
chronic low back pain

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Back Pain
Low Back Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms