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Etoricoxib for Routine Post-operative Pain Prophylaxis in Laparoscopic Surgery

This study has been completed.
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
University of Oslo
Information provided by:
Oslo University Hospital Identifier:
First received: September 6, 2006
Last updated: June 30, 2011
Last verified: August 2005
The aim of this trial is to compare if a single dose of oral etoricoxib 120 mg will have equal post-operative analgesic efficacy as an optimal regiment of intravenous ketorolac 30 mg + 30 mg during the first 18 hours (+/- 1 hour) after gynaecologic laparoscopic surgical procedures, where the need for post-operative opioid is expected.

Condition Intervention Phase
Hysterectomy Tubal Excision Ovariectomy Postoperative Pain Drug: etoricoxib Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Etoricoxib for Routine Post-operative Pain Prophylaxis in Laparoscopic Gynaecologic Surgery With Expected Need of Post-operative Opioids

Further study details as provided by Oslo University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Equal opioid consumption in both groups postoperatively

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Equal visual analogue scale (VAS) and verbal rating scale (VRS) in the first 4 hours

Estimated Enrollment: 126
Study Start Date: March 2006
Study Completion Date: March 2007
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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients (American Society of Anaesthesiologists [ASA] I and II) due for elective, laparoscopic gynaecologic surgery with the expected need for post-operative opioids: hysterectomy, removal of tube(s) and/or ovarium.
  • Written informed consent.
  • Weight between 50 and 120 kg.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who use nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDs) in the last 48 hours (h) before surgery or are allergic to NSAIDs. Patients using steroids, anti-emetic drugs, or opioids in the last 48 h before surgery.
  • Sensitivity to the study drug or its components.
  • Cardiovascular risk conditions: heart failure, unstable hypertension, coronary artery disease (i.e. angina, previous myocardial infarction, previous coronary artery bypass surgery).
  • Cerebrovascular disease.
  • Other applicable exclusion criteria.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00373464

Ullevaal University Hospital
Oslo, Norway
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ullevaal University Hospital
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
University of Oslo
Study Director: Johan Ræder, Prof.MD,PhD Ullevaal University Hospital
Principal Investigator: Harald Lenz, MD Ullevaal University Hospital
  More Information Identifier: NCT00373464     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2005-003078-92
Study First Received: September 6, 2006
Last Updated: June 30, 2011

Keywords provided by Oslo University Hospital:
Postoperative pain
Laparoscopic Surgery
Surgical Procedures, Gynecologic

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pain, Postoperative
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Postoperative Complications
Pathologic Processes
Signs and Symptoms
Cyclooxygenase 2 Inhibitors
Cyclooxygenase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
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