Etoricoxib Versus Ibuprofen in Third Molar Extraction Pain

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified March 2009 by Universita di Verona.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : March 4, 2009
Last Update Posted : March 4, 2009
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Brief Summary:

The aim of this study is to evaluate the analgesic efficacy of etoricoxib compared with a well known and widely used non-steroid antinflammatory drug, ibuprofen, in third molar extraction pain. At this time, there are no data about the efficacy of etoricoxib for reducing pain following dental extraction.

This will be a single center, randomized, double-blind study, in which patients with moderate to severe pain following third molar extraction will be randomized to receive etoricoxib (120 mg in a single dose + 2 dose of placebo pro day for 3 days) or ibuprofen (1800 mg in 3 doses pro day for 3 days). Paracetamol plus codeine will be used as rescue medication. Pain assessment will be performed using a 11-point pain intensity scale (0 = no pain and 10 = worster pain) during the first 3 days after dental extraction. Patients will be enrolled 15 days before the dental extraction. During enrollment visit a complete clinical evaluation with particular attention for potential exclusion criteria (e.g. hypertension and cardiovascular risk factors) as well as blood analyses will be performed. A follow-up visit will be performed 15 days after the dental extraction. Tolerability will be assessed through recording of adverse events.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Dental Extraction Drug: etoricoxib Drug: ibuprofen Phase 4

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 110 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Evaluation of Analgesic Efficacy of Etoricoxib Compared With Ibuprofen in Third Molar Extraction Pain.
Study Start Date : April 2009
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date : April 2010

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Etoricoxib
Etoricoxib 120 mg/day x 3 days
Drug: etoricoxib
etoricoxib 120 mg/day for 3 days

Active Comparator: Ibuprofen
Ibuprofen 1800 mg/day x 3 days
Drug: ibuprofen
ibuprofen 1,800 mg/day for 3 days

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. analgesic efficacy [ Time Frame: 3 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. side effects [ Time Frame: 3 days ]

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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:

  • subjects with age > 18 years
  • in good health status (assessed in occasion of enrollment visit) without any major systemic illness
  • candidate to third molar extraction and presenting local pain within 2 hours after dental extraction

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patients with any major systemic illness
  • patients with a clinical history of drug abuse
  • patients with hypertension and/or a condition of increased cardiovascular risk
  • pregnant or lactating women
  • patients with a history of hypersensitivity/allergy to analgesic drugs, including classical NSAID or coxibs
  • patients with either high levels of liver enzymes (major of 1.5x the upper limit of reference interval) or of creatinine(major of 1.2x the upper limit of reference interval)
  • patients with either a history of peptic ulcer or of haemorrhagic diathesis
  • patients who can not ensure an adequate compliance for the study

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00855777

Contact: Roberto Corrocher, MD +39-045-8124401

Sponsors and Collaborators
Universita di Verona
Study Director: Roberto Corrocher, MD Universita di Verona

Responsible Party: professor Roberto Corrocher, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine - University of Verona Identifier: NCT00855777     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: University of Verona - CE1597
First Posted: March 4, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 4, 2009
Last Verified: March 2009

Keywords provided by Universita di Verona:
third molar extraction
analgesic efficacy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
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
Cyclooxygenase 2 Inhibitors