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Study of Safety and Efficacy of Diractin® for the Treatment of Osteoarthritis (OA) of the Knee

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00722852
First Posted: July 28, 2008
Last Update Posted: October 5, 2009
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Information provided by:
IDEA AG
  Purpose
The purpose of this study is to provide replicated evidence of safety and efficacy of 100 mg ketoprofen in Diractin®.

Condition Intervention Phase
Osteoarthritis of the Knee Drug: ketoprofen in Diractin® Drug: Placebo Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Multicentre, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Study of Safety and Efficacy of Epicutaneously Applied Diractin® (Ketoprofen in Transfersome® Gel) for the Treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Knee

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Further study details as provided by IDEA AG:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • pain subscale of the WOMAC [ Time Frame: week 12 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Patient global assessment of response to therapy [ Time Frame: week 12 ]
  • function subscale of the WOMAC [ Time Frame: week 12 ]

Enrollment: 555
Study Start Date: June 2008
Study Completion Date: April 2009
Primary Completion Date: February 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 Drug: ketoprofen in Diractin®
100 mg (b.i.d.)
Placebo Comparator: 2 Drug: Placebo
100 mg (b.i.d.)

Detailed Description:
The study will investigate safety and efficacy of Diractin® at relieving signs and symptoms of knee OA, including the primary endpoint of patient assessment of pain.
  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   46 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Informed consent signed and dated
  • Age > 45 years
  • Class I-III OA of the knee and subject meets American College of Rheumatology (ACR) clinical classification criteria for osteoarthritis of the knee

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Skin lesions or dermatological diseases in the treatment area
  • Directly or indirectly involved in the conduct and administration of this study
  • Received any investigational medicinal product within 30 days prior to Screening Visit or participation in any previous clinical study with Diractin®
  • Pregnancy or lactation
  • Residents of psychiatric wards, prisons or other state institutions
  • Malignancy within the past 2 years
  • Depressive disorders requiring treatment with tricyclics, treatment with other antidepressants must be stable for 3 months prior to screening and throughout the study
  • Epilepsy
  • Schizophrenia
  • Neuropathic pain and any other pain condition requiring chronic use of pain medication
  • Known hypersensitivity or allergy (including photoallergy) to NSAID´s including ketoprofen and to ingredients of the IMP
  • Preexisting asthma or bronchospasm after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs
  • Unable to discontinue analgesic therapy including opioids, NSAID´s, tramadol, muscle relaxants, gabapentin, pregabalin, duloxetine, venlafaxine, capsaicine or other drugs approved or used for the treatment of pain for the duration of the study
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00722852


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Sponsors and Collaborators
IDEA AG
Investigators
Study Director: IDEA AG IDEA AG
  More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Dr. med. Matthias Rother, IDEA AG
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00722852     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CL-033-III-06
First Submitted: July 24, 2008
First Posted: July 28, 2008
Last Update Posted: October 5, 2009
Last Verified: October 2009

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis, Knee
Arthritis
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Ketoprofen
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Analgesics
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Antirheumatic Agents
Cyclooxygenase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action