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Etoricoxib for Routine Post-operative Pain Prophylaxis in Laparoscopic Surgery

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 8, 2006
Last Update Posted : July 1, 2011
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
University of Oslo
Information provided by:
Oslo University Hospital

Brief Summary:
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 or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Hysterectomy Tubal Excision Ovariectomy Postoperative Pain Drug: etoricoxib Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 126 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Etoricoxib for Routine Post-operative Pain Prophylaxis in Laparoscopic Gynaecologic Surgery With Expected Need of Post-operative Opioids
Study Start Date : March 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2007

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Equal opioid consumption in both groups postoperatively

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

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
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 (NCT number): NCT00373464

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Ullevaal University Hospital
Oslo, Norway
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ullevaal University Hospital
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
University of Oslo
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Study Director: Johan Ræder, Prof.MD,PhD Ullevaal University Hospital
Principal Investigator: Harald Lenz, MD Ullevaal University Hospital
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00373464    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2005-003078-92
First Posted: September 8, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 1, 2011
Last Verified: August 2005
Keywords provided by Oslo University Hospital:
Postoperative pain
Laparoscopic Surgery
Surgical Procedures, Gynecologic
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Pain, Postoperative
Postoperative Complications
Pathologic Processes
Neurologic Manifestations
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Antirheumatic Agents
Cyclooxygenase 2 Inhibitors
Cyclooxygenase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action