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Efficacy and Safety of Diclofenac 1.16% Gel in Subjects With Acute Neck Pain

This study has been completed.
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First received: April 13, 2011
Last updated: June 14, 2012
Last verified: June 2012
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of diclofenac 1.16% gel compared with placebo applied four times a day in subjects with acute neck pain.

Condition Intervention Phase
Neck Pain
Drug: Diclofenac diethylamine 1.16% gel
Drug: Placebo gel
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Multi-center Parallel Group Phase IV Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Diclofenac 1.16% Gel in Subjects With Acute Neck Pain

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Further study details as provided by Novartis:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Pain on Movement [ Time Frame: 48 h ]
    Pain on movement on a 100 mm visual analog scale. Minimum score =0 mm "no pain". Maximum score =100 mm "extreme pain".

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Pain at Rest [ Time Frame: 96h ]
    Pain at Rest on a 100 mm visual analog scale. Minimum score =0 mm "no pain". Maximum score =100 mm "extreme pain".

  • Neck Disability Index [ Time Frame: 96h ]
    Neck Disability Index total score. Minimum = 0 "Best". Maximum = 50 "Worst"

Enrollment: 72
Study Start Date: April 2011
Study Completion Date: July 2011
Primary Completion Date: July 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Diclofenac diethylamine 1.16% gel Drug: Diclofenac diethylamine 1.16% gel
Diclofenac diethylamine 1.16% gel
Placebo Comparator: placebo gel Drug: Placebo gel
Placebo gel


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female subjects, age range 18 and over.
  • Patient with acute neck pain meeting baseline pain intensity level and duration

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pain medication was taken within the 6 hours that precede randomization.
  • Patient with chronic neck pain as defined as pain for 3 months or longer
  • Any neck pain that is attributable to any organic disease, such as prolapsed disc, spondylolisthesis, osteomalacia, inflammatory arthritis, metabolic, neurological diseases or tumors.
  • Any recent strains of the neck muscles documented by the clinical evaluation and anamnesis
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01335724

NCH investigative site
Cologne, Germany
NCH investigative site
Essen, Germany
NCH investigative site
Munich, Germany
Sponsors and Collaborators
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Responsible Party: Novartis Identifier: NCT01335724     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 862-P-201
Study First Received: April 13, 2011
Results First Received: May 11, 2012
Last Updated: June 14, 2012

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neck Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
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 processed this record on May 25, 2017