A Study To Compare Pregabalin/PF-00489791 Combination Versus Pregabalin Alone In Post-Herpetic Neuralgia

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 24, 2008
Last Update Posted : October 12, 2009
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Brief Summary:
Pregabalin is an alpha-2 delta ligand approved for the treatment of neuropathic pain, however, not all patients will respond to this drug. This study will compare the efficacy of pregabalin when administered with an experimental drug PF-00489791, in patients with post-herpetic neuralgia. The efficacy of this combination will be compared to pregabalin alone.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Postherpetic Neuralgia Drug: pregabalin Drug: pregabalin/PF-00489791 Drug: Placebo Phase 2

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 130 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Two Week Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Crossover Study To Compare The Efficacy And Safety Of A Pregabalin/PF-00489791 Combination Versus Pregabalin Alone In Patients With Post-Herpetic Neuralgia
Study Start Date : March 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2008

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MedlinePlus related topics: Shingles
Drug Information available for: Pregabalin

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: 1 Drug: pregabalin
75mg bid titrating to 150mg bid on day 4

Experimental: 2 Drug: pregabalin/PF-00489791
Pregabalin 75mg bid titrating to 150mg bid on day 4; PF-00489791: 4mg od titrating to 10mg od on day 4

Placebo Comparator: 3 Drug: Placebo

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The primary endpoint will be the 11-point Daily Pain Rating Scale. This will be collected daily by means of a telephone interactive voice recognition (IVR) system. [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Secondary efficacy endpoints will consist of the Patient Global Assessment of Change (PGIC), and the Neuropathic Pain Symptom Inventory (NPSI). [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]
  2. Safety endpoints will consist of adverse event reports, vital signs (blood pressure and heart rate) sitting and standing, 12-lead ECG, and laboratory safety tests. [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female of non-childbearing potential
  • Pain present for more than 3 months after healing of herpes zoster skin rash
  • VAS score of >=40mm at screening and baseline visits

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with pain conditions which might impair the assessment of postherpetic neuralgia
  • Skin conditions in the affected dermatome that could alter sensation other than postherpetic neuralgia
  • History or diagnosis of DSM IV major depressive disorder

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00599638

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Pfizer Call Center Pfizer

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Director, Clinical Trials Disclosure Group, Pfizer, Inc. Identifier: NCT00599638     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: B0261002
First Posted: January 24, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 12, 2009
Last Verified: October 2009

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neuralgia, Postherpetic
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Calcium Channel Blockers
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Anti-Anxiety Agents
Tranquilizing Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Psychotropic Drugs