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Comparison of BTDS (Buprenorphine Transdermal System) and Placebo in Low Back Pain

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Mundipharma Pte Ltd. Identifier:
First received: June 27, 2006
Last updated: April 11, 2008
Last verified: April 2008
The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of BTDS compared to placebo in subjects with moderate to severe low back pain.

Condition Intervention Phase
Low Back Pain Drug: Placebo Drug: Buprenorphine Transdermal System Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Multicenter, Placebo-Controlled Study to Determine the Efficacy and Safety of BTDS Compared to Placebo in Subjects With Moderate to Severe Low Back Pain

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Further study details as provided by Mundipharma Pte Ltd.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The time to the development of inadequate analgesia. [ Time Frame: Up to 12weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Percentage of subjects who developed inadequate analgesia, 'Average pain over the last 24 hours' scores [ Time Frame: Up to 12 weeks ]

Enrollment: 238
Study Start Date: May 2006
Study Completion Date: July 2007
Primary Completion Date: July 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: 0 Drug: Placebo
Corresponding placebo is applied for 12weeks
Experimental: 1 Drug: Buprenorphine Transdermal System
Buprenorphine Transdermal System 5, 10 or 20 mg/patch is applied for 12weeks

Detailed Description:
The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of buprenorphine transdermal system (BTDS) compared to placebo in subjects with moderate to severe low back pain who have a sub-optimal response to their non-opioid analgesic treatment and require opioid analgesics for pain control.

Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Males or females age 20 years or older.
  • Clinical diagnosis of low back pain for 4 weeks or longer with non-malignant pain etiology.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects who have a current chronic disease(s) or who have a past history and high possibilities to relapse, in addition to low back pain, requiring frequent analgesic therapy (e.g. headache, fibromyalgia, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and diabetic neuropathy).
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00346047

Investigational Site
Ichikawa, Chiba, Japan
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Matsudo, Chiba, Japan
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Noda, Chiba, Japan
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Asakura, Fukuoka, Japan
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Kasuya, Fukuoka, Japan
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Takasaki, Gunma, Japan
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Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
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Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
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Yuki, Ibaraki, Japan
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Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan
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Komatsu, Ishikawa, Japan
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Hanamaki, Iwate, Japan
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Morioka, Iwate, Japan
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Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
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Sendai, Miyagi, Japan
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Yao, Osaka, Japan
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Koshigaya, Saitama, Japan
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Tokorozawa, Saitama, Japan
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Hikone, Shiga, Japan
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Adachi, Tokyo, Japan
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Arakawa, Tokyo, Japan
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Edogawa, Tokyo, Japan
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Itabashi, Tokyo, Japan
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Ota, Tokyo, Japan
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Suginami, Tokyo, Japan
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Toshima, Tokyo, Japan
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Fukuoka, Japan
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Niigata, Japan
Investigational Site
Osaka, Japan
Sponsors and Collaborators
Mundipharma K.K.
Study Chair: Mutsukuni Kataoka Department Head, Clinical Trial Operations, Clinical Development, Mundipharma K.K.
  More Information

Responsible Party: Mutsukuni Kataoka, Mundipharma K.K. Identifier: NCT00346047     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BUP3802
Study First Received: June 27, 2006
Last Updated: April 11, 2008

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Back Pain
Low Back Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Analgesics, Opioid
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Narcotic Antagonists processed this record on September 21, 2017