12-Week No-Rofecoxib Plus Aspirin Endoscopy Study (0782-003)

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Recruitment Status : Terminated
First Posted : October 15, 2007
Last Update Posted : June 2, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

Brief Summary:

This study will look at the incidence of gastric and/or duodenal ulcers in patients with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis in four different treatment groups (a) MK0782 21 mg plus enteric-coated aspirin, (b) MK0782 42 mg plus enteric-coated aspirin, (c) celecoxib 200 mg plus enteric-coated aspirin, and enteric-coated aspiring alone.

This is an early phase trial and some specific protocol information is in progress and not publicly available at this time. (Full information is available to trial participants).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Arthritis, Rheumatoid Osteoarthritis Drug: MK0782 Phase 2

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 49 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : August 2004
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2004
Actual Study Completion Date : November 2004

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Ages Eligible for Study:   45 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Has osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis for at least 6 months prior to start of study
  • Osteoarthritis (OA): must have diagnosis of OA in knee, hip, hand or spine

Patient is not on chronic aspirin therapy (taking aspirin at any dose, on a daily basis, for a minimum of 4 weeks prior to Visit 2 for any medical condition

  • Must be willing to limit alcohol use to no more than 2 drinks per day
  • Avoid strenuous physical activity

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Mentally or legally incapacitated
  • Has systemic lupus erythematosus, Paget's disease
  • Has a history of esophageal, gastric biliary, or small intestine surgery (hiatal surgeries and any GI surgery that causes clinical malabsorption or delayed gastric emptying
  • Has uncontrolled hypertension
  • Has uncontrolled diabetes
  • Has had heart attack, unstable angina, coronary angioplasty, stent placement, coronary artery bypass grafting in the last 6 months
  • Has congestive heart failure
  • Has had active liver disease within the last 2 years

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00543465

Sponsors and Collaborators
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Study Director: Medical Monitor Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

Responsible Party: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. Identifier: NCT00543465     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0782-003
First Posted: October 15, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 2, 2015
Last Verified: June 2015

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Arthritis, Rheumatoid
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases