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A Study of Rizatriptan Co-Administered With Acetaminophen for the Treatment of Acute Migraine

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00300924
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 10, 2006
Last Update Posted : May 28, 2008
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
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Diamond Headache Clinic

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to test an experimental drug combination of two medications currently approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for migraine headache or other pain. These are called rizatriptan given with acetaminophen.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Migraine Drug: Rizatriptan co-administered with Acetaminophen Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 200 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Double-Blind, Double-Dummy, Randomized, Parallel-Group, Placebo Controlled Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Tolerability of Rizatriptan 10mg Co-Administered With Acetaminophen for the Treatment of Acute Migraine.
Study Start Date : March 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2007

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MedlinePlus related topics: Headache Migraine

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. To compare the efficacy of rizatriptan co-administered with acetaminophen to placebo, acetaminophen and rizatriptan for the acute treatment of migraine, as measured by the percentage of patients with pain relief at 2 hours.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. 24 hour sustained pain relief
  2. Pain relief at 30, 45,60,90 minutes and 4 hours post dose
  3. Pain freedom at 30,45,60,90 minutes and 2 and 4 hours post dose
  4. 24 sustained pain freedom
  5. Associated symptoms of phonophobia, photophobia, nausea and vomiting
  6. Functional disability
  7. Use of rescue medication
  8. Self-reported adverse experiences

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subject is at least 18 years of age
  • Subject has at least a 6 month history of migraine, with or without aura
  • Subject can distinguish between migraine attacks and other types of headaches
  • Subject of childbearing potential agrees to use adequate contraception

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subject typically has fewer than 1 or greater than 6 migraine attacks per month
  • Subject typically has greater than 10 headache days per month
  • Subject has evidence of ischemic heart disease
  • Subject has uncontrolled high blood pressure
  • Subject has a history, within 1 year, or current evidence of drug or alcohol abuse

*This list is not all inclusive*

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00300924

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United States, California
SanFrancisco Headache Clinic
San Francisco, California, United States, 94109
United States, Illinois
Diamond Headache Clinic
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60614
United States, Michigan
Westside Family Medical Center
Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States, 49009
United States, Missouri
Springfield, Missouri, United States
Mercy Health Research
St. Louis, Missouri, United States, 63141
United States, New York
Elkind Headache Center
Mount Vernon, New York, United States, 10550
United States, Ohio
West Chester, Ohio, United States, 44121
Sponsors and Collaborators
Diamond Headache Clinic
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
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Study Director: Merle Diamond, M.D. Diamond Headache Clinic

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Responsible Party: Karin E. Brooks, BSN, RN Director of Clinical Research, Diamond Headache Clinic Identifier: NCT00300924     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Merck 075-00
Merk 075-00
First Posted: March 10, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 28, 2008
Last Verified: May 2008
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Migraine Disorders
Headache Disorders, Primary
Headache Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Serotonin Receptor Agonists
Serotonin Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action