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Rizatriptan 5 mg and 10 mg, Sumatriptan 100 mg, and Placebo Comparison Study (0462-030)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. Identifier:
First received: May 8, 2009
Last updated: February 13, 2015
Last verified: February 2015
A study to compare rizatriptan 10 mg verse sumatriptan 100 mg in the treatment of migraine attacks and duration of relief provided. This study will also provide additional efficacy data on rizatriptan 5 mg and 10 mg for the treatment of migraine.

Condition Intervention Phase
Migraine Headache Drug: rizatriptan benzoate Drug: Comparator: sumatriptan Drug: Comparator: Placebo Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel-Groups, Outpatient Study to Examine the Safety, Tolerability, and Efficacy of Single Oral Doses of MK0462 5 mg, MK0462 10 mg, and Sumatriptan 100 mg for Acute Treatment of Migraine

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Further study details as provided by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Pain Relief at 2 Hours After Dose [ Time Frame: 2 hours after dose ]
    Patients reporting pain relief defined as a reduction of headache severity from grades 2 or 3 (moderate or severe pain) at baseline to grades 0 or 1 (no headache or mild pain) at 2 hours after treatment

  • Time to Relief Within 2 Hours After Dose [ Time Frame: within 2 hours after dose ]
    Patients reporting time to relief defined as the first time point at which a patient reported headache severity grade 1 or 0 (mild pain or no headache) within 2 hours after dose

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Pain Free at 2 Hours After Dose [ Time Frame: 2 hours after dose ]
    Patients pain free (defined as a reduction of headache severity to grade 0 [no pain]) at 2 hours after treatment. Each patient rated headache severity on a 4-point scale (0 = no headache; 1 = mild pain; 2 = moderate pain; 3 = severe pain).

  • Functional Status at 2 Hours After Dose [ Time Frame: 2 hours after dose ]
    Patients with no functional disability measured by the level of impairment to daily activities at 2 hours after treatment. Each patient rated functional disability on a 4-grade scale (0 = no functional disability; 1 = daily activities mildly impaired; 2 = daily activities severely impaired; 3 = unable to carry out daily activities, requires bed rest).

  • Nausea at 2 Hours After Dose [ Time Frame: 2 hours after dose ]
    Patients who recorded the presence or absence of nausea 2 hours after dose

Enrollment: 1268
Study Start Date: September 1995
Study Completion Date: September 1996
Primary Completion Date: May 1996 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
rizatriptan 5 mg
Drug: rizatriptan benzoate
single dose administration of 5mg rizatriptan (by Mouth) p.o.
Other Names:
  • rizatriptan
  • MK0462
Experimental: 2
rizatriptan 10 mg
Drug: rizatriptan benzoate
single dose administration of 10 mg rizatriptan p.o.
Other Names:
  • rizatriptan
  • MK0462
Active Comparator: 3
sumatriptan 100 mg
Drug: Comparator: sumatriptan
single dose administration of sumatriptan 100 p.o.
Other Name: sumatriptan
Placebo Comparator: 4
Drug: Comparator: Placebo
placebo to rizatriptan


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient had at least a 6-month history of migraine, with or without aura
  • Patient was male, or if female must have been postmenopausal, surgically sterilized, or taking adequate contraceptive precautions.
  • Patient was judged to be in good health, apart from migraine

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient was pregnant or a nursing mother
  • Patient had abused drugs or alcohol within 12 months prior to entering the study
  • Patient had a history of cardiovascular disease
  • Patient had clinically significant Electrocardiography (ECG) abnormality
  • Patient had a resting systolic blood pressure of greater than 145 mm Hg or diastolic of less than 95 mm Hg at screening
  • Patient received treatment with an investigational device or compound within 30 days of the study start
  • Patient typically suffered from less then 1 or more than 8 attacks of migraine per month
  • Patient had difficulty in distinguishing his/her migraine attacks from tension or interval headaches
  • Patient had hypersensitivity to sumatriptan
  • Patient had participated in any previous study involving rizatriptan
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00898677

Sponsors and Collaborators
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Study Director: Medical Monitor Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
  More Information

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. Identifier: NCT00898677     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0462-030
Study First Received: May 8, 2009
Results First Received: May 21, 2009
Last Updated: February 13, 2015

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Migraine Disorders
Headache Disorders, Primary
Headache Disorders
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms
Vasoconstrictor Agents
Serotonin 5-HT1 Receptor Agonists
Serotonin Receptor Agonists
Serotonin Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
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