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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

This study has been completed.
Grünenthal GmbH
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C. Identifier:
First received: August 4, 2006
Last updated: April 10, 2014
Last verified: April 2014
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.

Condition Intervention Phase
Osteoarthritis, Hip
Osteoarthritis, Knee
Lower Back Pain
Drug: Oxycodone CR
Drug: Tapentadol (CG5503) ER
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
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

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Participants With Treatment-emergent Adverse Events (TEAE) [ Time Frame: 52 weeks ]
    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.

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change From Baseline in Average Pain Intensity Scores at Week 52 Using the Numerical Rating Scale (NRS) [ Time Frame: Baseline, Week 52 ]
    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.

Enrollment: 1123
Study Start Date: November 2006
Study Completion Date: July 2008
Primary Completion Date: July 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
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.

Detailed Description:
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.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical diagnosis of knee or hip osteoarthritis with history of pain at the reference joint for at least 3 months or clinical diagnosis of low back pain of benign origin for at least 3 months
  • Must be dissatisfied with their current analgesic therapy (e.g. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs NSAIDS, COX-2 inhibitors, opioids, paracetamol/acetaminophen
  • Have a pain intensity >4 on Numerical Rating Scale

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Life-long history of seizure disorder or epilepsy
  • Any of the following within one year: mild/moderate traumatic brain injury, stroke, transient ischemic attack, and brain neoplasm
  • Severe traumatic brain injury within 15 years (consisting of more than one of the following: brain contusion (injuries resulting in hemorrhage), intracranial hematoma, unconsciousness or post traumatic amnesia lasting for more than 24 hours) or residual sequelae suggesting transient changes in consciousness
  • History of malignancy within past 2 years, with exception of a successfully treated basal cell carcinoma
  • Presence of significant pain associated with conditions other than osteoarthritis or low back pain that could confound the assessment or self-evaluation of pain
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00361504

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.
Grünenthal GmbH
Study Director: Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L. C. Clinical Trial Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.
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Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C. Identifier: NCT00361504     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CR011074
R331333PAI3007 ( Other Identifier: Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C. )
Study First Received: August 4, 2006
Results First Received: July 24, 2009
Last Updated: April 10, 2014

Keywords provided by Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.:
Low Back Pain
Hip Pain
Knee Pain

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Back Pain
Chronic Pain
Osteoarthritis, Knee
Low Back Pain
Osteoarthritis, Hip
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
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 processed this record on April 27, 2017