Study of Duloxetine in the Reduction of Pain in Patient With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01269866|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 4, 2011
Last Update Posted : February 5, 2013
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Systemic Lupus Erythematosus||Drug: Cymbalta|
Duloxetine (Cymbalta) is a reuptake inhibitor of both serotonin and norepinephrine. By increasing levels of serotonin and norepinephrine, the descending inhibitory pain pathways may function better. These pathways lessen the perception of pain. Results of double blind, placebo controlled, clinical trials investigating the effectiveness of Duloxetine (Cymbalta) have shown that at doses of 60 mg once a day or 60 mg twice a day, Duloxetine (Cymbalta) demonstrated significantly higher rates of treatment response for pain when compared to placebo.
Given the positive findings in other clinical trial studies for Duloxetine (Cymbalta) such as Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (Raskin et al., 2005) and Fibromyalgia (e.g. Arnold et al., 2005), the investigators hypothesize that Duloxetine (Cymbalta) may reduce the pain severity, frequency and intensity of exacerbations in patients with SLE.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||26 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Duloxetine (Cymbalta) in the Reduction of Pain Severity in Patient With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A Pilot Study|
|Study Start Date :||December 2010|
|Primary Completion Date :||May 2012|
|Study Completion Date :||May 2012|
Cymbalta 60 to 120 mg
Cymbalta 60 to 120 mg PO QD
Other Name: Duloxetine
- Changes in the Brief Pan Inventory average pain questionnaire [ Time Frame: Up to 8 weeks ]
This is a pilot study designed to explore the efficacy of Duloxetine (Cymbalta) 60 mg to 120 mg once daily (QD) on the reduction of pain in patients with Lupus pain. The primary objective will be measured by comparing changes from baseline and end of study in:
1. The Brief Pain Inventory (BPI-SF) average pain questionnaire.
- 1. Change in Patient Global Impression of Improvement (PGI-I) score 2. Change in Montgomery Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) Total Score. 3. Change in Clinician Global of Impression (CGI) score [ Time Frame: Up to 8 weeks ]
- Change in Patient Global Impression of Improvement (PGI-I) score
- Change in Montgomery Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) Total Score.
- Change in Clinician Global of Impression (CGI) score
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01269866
|United States, New York|
|Brain Resource Center|
|New york, New York, United States, 10023|
|Principal Investigator:||Jesus Gutierrez Stone, MD||Brain Resouce Center|