A Study to Evaluate Long-Term Safety of Multiple Doses of Tapentadol (CG5503) Prolonged-Release (PR) and Oxycodone Controlled-Release (CR) in Patients With Chronic Pain
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety profile of tapentadol (CG5503) PR at doses of 100 mg - 250 mg administered twice daily over a maximum one year period to patients with at least a 3-month history of low back pain, or pain caused by knee or hip osteoarthritis.
Lower Back Pain
Drug: Oxycodone CR
Drug: Tapentadol (CG5503) ER
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A One-Year, Randomized, Open-Label, Parallel-Arm, Phase 3 Long-Term Safety Trial, With Controlled Adjustment of Dose, of Multiple Doses of CG5503 PR and Oxycodone CR in Subjects With Chronic Pain|
- Number of Participants With Treatment-emergent Adverse Events (TEAE) [ Time Frame: 52 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]The number of participants who reported a TEAE during the treatment period. TEAE was defined as any adverse event that started or worsened on or after the start of the study medication and up to 3 days after the discontinuation of the study medication.
- Change From Baseline in Average Pain Intensity Scores at Week 52 Using the Numerical Rating Scale (NRS) [ Time Frame: Baseline, Week 52 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]The Participants indicated the average level of pain experienced, at each study visit, over the previous 24 hours on an 11-point Numerical Rating Scale (NRS) where a score of 0 indicated "no pain" and a score of 10 indicated "pain as bad as you can imagine". Baseline was the average pain intensity scores measured prior to randomization (At Week 1). At Week 52 again the average pain intensity scores were collected and the change in scores at Week 52 from the baseline scores was considered as the change from baseline in average pain intensity scores at Week 52.
|Study Start Date:||November 2006|
|Study Completion Date:||July 2008|
|Primary Completion Date:||July 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Tapentadol (CG5503)
Tapentadol (CG5503) extended release (ER) 100 to 250 mg twice daily (BID) for up to one year.
Drug: Tapentadol (CG5503) ER
Tapentadol (CG5503) ER 50 mg oral tablet BID administered for first 3 days, 100 mg oral tablet BID administered for next 4 days, 100 to 250 mg oral tablet BID administered for the next 51 weeks.
Other Name: CG5503
Active Comparator: Oxycodone
Oxycodone controlled release (CR) 20 to 50 mg twice daily (BID) for up to one year.
Drug: Oxycodone CR
Oxycodone CR 10 mg oral tablet BID administered for first 3 days, 20 mg oral tablet BID administered for next 4 days, 20 to 50 mg oral tablet BID administered for the next 51 weeks.
Other Name: Oxycodone CR
Tapentadol (CG5503) is a centrally active pain-relieving drug being investigated for the treatment of acute and chronic pain. This study is a randomized (patients are assigned different treatments based on chance in a ratio of 4 patients on tapentadol (CG5503) PR to every 1 patient on oxycodone CR), open-label (both the Investigator and the patient know what medication is allocated), active-controlled, parallel-group, multicenter study. It is designed to investigate the long-term safety (side effects during up to one year of administration) and effectiveness (level of pain control) of tapentadol (CG5503) PR compared to oxycodone CR (an opioid commonly used for relief of moderate to severe pain) taken orally. The study consisted of a screening period (up to 14 days), a washout period (3 to 7 days), and an active treatment phase with titration and maintenance (total duration of 52 weeks). The doses of both of these medications will be adjusted to give the best therapeutic benefit for the patient. A total of 1123 patients will be screened. Safety evaluations include monitoring of adverse events, physical examinations, and clinical laboratory tests. Assessments of pain relief include the pain intensity numerical rating scale, and patient global impression of change scale (PGIC). Venous blood samples will be collected for the determination of serum concentrations of tapentadol (CG5503) and oxycodone. Tapentadol (CG5503) PR is also referred to as Tapentadol (CG5503) Extended Release (ER). Starting oral dose is randomly assigned to tapentadol (CG5503) PR 50 mg or oxycodone CR 10 mg twice daily (BID) x 3 days; then increase to tapentadol (CG5503)100 mg BID, oxycodone CR 20 mg BID x 4 days; during the maintenance phase upward titration may occur at a minimum of 3 day intervals in increments of tapentadol (CG5503) PR 50 mg BID or oxycodone CR 10 mg BID. The maximum doses are tapentadol (CG5503) PR 250 mg BID or oxycodone CR 50 mg BID.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00361504
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|Study Director:||Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L. C. Clinical Trial||Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.|