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Safety and Tolerability of Long-term Administration of OROS Hydromorphone HCI (Slow Release) in Cancer Pain

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00410787
First Posted: December 13, 2006
Last Update Posted: April 27, 2010
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Information provided by:
Alza Corporation, DE, USA
  Purpose
The primary purpose of this study was to characterize the pain control achieved with long-term repeated dosing of OROS hydromorphone (slow release) in patients with chronic cancer pain and the secondary purpose was to characterize the effects of pain on the patients' quality of life with long-term, repeated dosing of OROS hydromorphone (slow release) taken by patients with chronic cancer pain.

Condition Intervention Phase
Analgesics, Opioid Pain Drug: OROS hydromorphone HCI (slow release) Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Safety and Tolerability of Long-Term Administration of Dilaudid SR (Hydromorphone HCI) in Cancer Pain

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Further study details as provided by Alza Corporation, DE, USA:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Study results indicated that long-term treatment with OROS hydromorphone can be useful in the management of persistent, moderate-to-severe chronic pain in patients with cancer

Enrollment: 68
Study Completion Date: April 2002
Detailed Description:
Study DO-118X was a phase-3, multicenter, open-label extension study in adult patients with cancer pain who had successfully completed Study DO-118 with dose-stable pain control taking at least 8 mg of OROS hydromorphone (slow release) or its equivalent morphine sulfate SR (slow release) dosage. Patients were started on the dose of OROS hydromorphone equivalent to the opioid dose on which they had achieved dose-stable pain control in the SR (slow release) phase of Study DO-118. Patients returned to their study clinic once a month for 1 year. Dosage adjustments to study medications and breakthrough pain medication were permitted. OROS hydromorphone HCI (slow release) tablets in 8, 16, 32 and 64mg doses administered orally every 24 hours
  Eligibility

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who have chronic cancer pain, and who have successfully completed the OROS hydromorphone SR (slow release) study, DO-118
  • Patients must have been in dose-stable pain control in the last two days of the slow release phase of the study
  • Patients who require at least 8mg of OROS hydromorphone slow release every 24 hours for the management of chronic cancer pain

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pain which is not considered to be potentially responsive to opioids
  • Gastrointestinal disease of sufficient severity to be likely to interfere with oral analgesia including: dysphagia, vomiting, no bowel movement or bowel obstruction due to impaction within the 5 days prior to the start of the trial, severe gut narrowing that may affect the absorption or transit of orally administered drugs, particularly the insoluble OROS outer coating
  • Any patient in whom the risks of treatment with hydromorphone outweigh the potential benefits. Such risk categories include: raised intracranial pressure, hypotension, hypothyroidism, asthma, reduced respiratory reserve, prostatic hypertrophy, hepatic impairment, renal impairment, elderly and debilitated, convulsive disorders and Addison's disease
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00410787


Sponsors and Collaborators
Alza Corporation, DE, USA
Investigators
Study Director: Alza Corporation Clinical Trial ALZA
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00410787     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CR013264
First Submitted: December 12, 2006
First Posted: December 13, 2006
Last Update Posted: April 27, 2010
Last Verified: April 2010

Keywords provided by Alza Corporation, DE, USA:
Chronic cancer pain
OROS hydromorphone HCI (slow release)
long-term repeated dosing

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hydromorphone
Analgesics, Opioid
Narcotics
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Analgesics
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents