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A 2 Week Study of Topical KD7040 in the Treatment of Postherpetic Neuralgia (PHN)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00576108
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 18, 2007
Last Update Posted : July 22, 2008
Information provided by:
Kalypsys, Inc.

Brief Summary:
This study will evaluate the safety and efficacy of 2 weeks of topical KD7040 versus placebo in the treatment of postherpetic neuralgia.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Postherpetic Neuralgia Shingles Herpes Zoster Neuropathic Pain Drug: KD7040 Topical Gel Drug: Placebo gel Phase 2

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 48 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : November 2007
Primary Completion Date : July 2008
Study Completion Date : July 2008

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MedlinePlus related topics: Shingles
U.S. FDA Resources

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: KD7040 topical gel Drug: KD7040 Topical Gel
KD7040 topical gel
Placebo Comparator: Placebo gel Drug: Placebo gel
Placebo gel

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Worst daily pain [ Time Frame: Once daily ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Average daily pain [ Time Frame: Once daily ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female subjects ages 18-85 years
  • Previous diagnosis of Shingles (Herpes Zoster) with pain persisting for at least 3 months, but not longer than 5 years, after healing of rash
  • Subject with intact skin in the targeted treatment area
  • Female subjects of childbearing potential must have a negative serum pregnancy test at screening, a negative urine human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) test prior to randomization, and must use medically acceptable methods of birth control. All subjects must agree to take every precaution to ensure that pregnancy will not occur during the study.
  • Subject must be willing and able to complete screening and study procedures as described int he protocol.
  • Subject must voluntarily provide written Informed Consent prior to participation.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects with known hypersensitivity to KD7040 or methylparaben, or previous exposure to KD7040.
  • Subjects pregnant, nursing or planning to become pregnant.
  • Subjects who are immunocompromised or have clinically significant hematological abnormalities.
  • Subjects with system dermatological conditions (e.g., psoriasis, atopic dermatitis) or impaired wound healing.
  • Subjects who have had local anesthetic nerve blocks within 48 hours of study entry.
  • Subjects having other sever pain which may confound assessment of PHN.
  • Subjects who have serious, unstable, or clinically significant medical or psychological conditions, which, in the opinion of the Investigator(s) would compromise the subjects' participation in the study.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00576108

United States, Missouri
United Bioscience Corporation
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Sponsors and Collaborators
Kalypsys, Inc.

Responsible Party: Kalypsys, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00576108     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KD7040-NP02
First Posted: December 18, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 22, 2008
Last Verified: July 2008

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Herpes Zoster
Neuralgia, Postherpetic
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Herpesviridae Infections
DNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases