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Study Assessing the Efficacy of Etoricoxib in Female Patients With Fibromyalgia

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified August 2012 by Meir Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Meir Medical Center Identifier:
First received: September 18, 2008
Last updated: August 9, 2012
Last verified: August 2012
The main of the proposed study is to assess whether the use of the Cox-2 inhibitor Etoricoxib is beneficial for the use in fibromyalgia. We intend to seek whether this medication may improve psychiatric and rheumatologic parameters of the disease.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: etoricoxib
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Study Proposal - A Randomized Double-blinded Study Comparing Adding Etoricoxib Versus Placebo to Female Patients With Fibromyalgia-analysis of Organic and Psychiatric Measures

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Further study details as provided by Meir Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Brief pain inventory [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Tender point count, SF-36, Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

Estimated Enrollment: 80
Study Start Date: September 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2012
Primary Completion Date: October 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
No Intervention: B
Experimental: A
adding Etoricoxib to the basic therapeutic regimen
Drug: etoricoxib

Treating Fibromyalgia with etoricoxib

etoricoxib - 90mg

Other Name: Arcoxia

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • • Women with established primary FMS who signed an informed consent form

    • Women 18-75 years old.
    • The score on the average pain severity item of the BPI is > 5 at randomization.
    • Patients on stable physical therapy or anelgestic pain treatment throughout the duration of the study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • • Confirmed pregnancy

    • Breast feeding patients
    • Patients with active coronary artery disease with documented myocardial ischemia proven by coronary angiography, thallium scan or exercise stress test.
    • Patients with congestive heart failure
    • Patients with coexistent neoplastic conditions (not including basal cell carcinoma)
    • Patients with coexistent t rheumatic/inflammatory conditions
    • Patients with active gastrointestinal bleeding
    • Patients with renal failure
    • Patients with comorbid conditions causing significant disability
    • Patients with uncontrolled hypertension.
    • Patient with contraindications for the trial drug based on the drug's physician leaflet.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00755521

Contact: Howard Amital, MD MHA 972-9-7472598

Department of Medicine 'D', Meir Medical Center Recruiting
Kfar-Saba, Israel, 44281
Contact: Howard Amital, MD MHA    972-9-7472598   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Meir Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Howard Amital, MD MHA Meir Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Meir Medical Center Identifier: NCT00755521     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0134-08-MMC
Study First Received: September 18, 2008
Last Updated: August 9, 2012

Keywords provided by Meir Medical Center:
widespread pain

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Myofascial Pain Syndromes
Muscular Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Cyclooxygenase 2 Inhibitors
Cyclooxygenase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Antirheumatic Agents processed this record on March 29, 2017