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Safety and Efficacy of Intranasal Ketamine for the Treatment of Postoperative Dental Pain

This study has been completed.
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Javelin Pharmaceuticals Identifier:
First received: June 19, 2007
Last updated: February 5, 2008
Last verified: February 2008
Once patients' postoperative pain intensity reaches a moderate-to-severe level, they are randomized to receive intranasal ketamine or placebo. Patients remain in the study unit for 3 hours post administration and assess pain intensity and pain relief throughout the 3 hour postoperative period.

Condition Intervention Phase
Pain, Postoperative Drug: intranasal ketamine Drug: placebo Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Pilot Study of the Safety and Efficacy of 10 mg, 30 mg, and 50 mg of Transnasal Ketamine Hydrochloride (PMI-100) for the Treatment of Postoperative Dental Pain

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Further study details as provided by Javelin Pharmaceuticals:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • total pain relief over 0-3 hours following dosing [ Time Frame: 3 hours ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • other pain assessments [ Time Frame: 3 hours ]

Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: March 2001
Study Completion Date: April 2001
Primary Completion Date: April 2001 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: A
Intranasal ketamine low dose
Drug: intranasal ketamine
low dose
Experimental: B
intranasal ketamine medium dose
Drug: intranasal ketamine
medium dose
Experimental: C
intranasal ketamine high dose
Drug: intranasal ketamine
high dose
Placebo Comparator: D
Drug: placebo


Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy patients at least 16 years of age requiring two or more third molar extractions

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Less than 16 years old
  • Other exclusion criteria may apply
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00488787

Sponsors and Collaborators
Javelin Pharmaceuticals
Principal Investigator: Kyle Christensen, DDS Jean Brown Associates
  More Information

Responsible Party: Javelin Pharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT00488787     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KET-003
Study First Received: June 19, 2007
Last Updated: February 5, 2008

Keywords provided by Javelin Pharmaceuticals:
2-4 impacted third molars

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pain, Postoperative
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Postoperative Complications
Pathologic Processes
Signs and Symptoms
Tooth Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases
Facial Pain
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anesthetics, Dissociative
Anesthetics, Intravenous
Anesthetics, General
Central Nervous System Depressants
Excitatory Amino Acid Antagonists
Excitatory Amino Acid Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on August 18, 2017