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A Study of ABT-652 in Combination With a Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAID) in Adults With Osteoarthritis Pain of the Knee

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
AbbVie ( AbbVie (prior sponsor, Abbott) ) Identifier:
First received: September 28, 2011
Last updated: May 7, 2013
Last verified: May 2013
To evaluate the safety and efficacy of ABT-652 in combination with a Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug (NSAID) compared to NSAID alone in adults with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee.

Condition Intervention Phase
Osteoarthritis of the Knee Drug: ABT-652 NSAID Drug: Placebo NSAID Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 2, Randomized Withdrawal Study of the Analgesic Efficacy and Safety of ABT-652 as an Add On Therapy in Subjects With Osteoarthritis of the Knee Experiencing Partial Benefit of a Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug

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Further study details as provided by AbbVie ( AbbVie (prior sponsor, Abbott) ):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Subject's Assessment of Arthritis Pain Intensity [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]
    Subject reported 24-hour average pain score measured by Visual Analogue Scale

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Western Ontario and McMaster (WOMAC™ ) Osteoarthritis Index [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]
    Self administered, patient-centered, health status questionnaire

  • Subject's Global Assessment of Arthritis Status [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]
    Subject reported pain intensity measured by Visual Analog Scale

  • Cognitive Functioning in Patients with Chronic Pain [ Time Frame: 6 weeks ]
    Subject reported assessment of cognitive functioning

Enrollment: 202
Study Start Date: October 2011
Study Completion Date: April 2012
Primary Completion Date: April 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: ABT-652 NSAID
ABT-652 capsules -2 ABT-652 capsules twice daily (add-on) NSAID - as prescribed
Drug: ABT-652 NSAID
ABT-652 capsules - 2 ABT-652 capsules twice daily (add-on) NSAID- as prescribed
Placebo Comparator: Placebo NSAID
Placebo - 2 placebo capsules twice daily NSAID - as prescribed
Drug: Placebo NSAID
Placebo - 2 placebo capsules twice daily NSAID- as prescribed

Detailed Description:
This is a randomized withdrawal design study, containing a 4 week open-label period followed by a 6 week double-blind period. The total treatment period will be 10 weeks.

Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • History of osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee joint and meeting American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Clinical and Radiographic criteria,
  • Currently taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and still experiencing pain as per the protocol requirements.
  • Willing to washout of analgesics and to follow treatment plan, visit schedules and study procedures.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorder, arthritis other than osteoarthritis involving the study joint, or other painful syndrome that could interfere with the assessment of pain at the study joint
  • Any cardiac, respiratory, neurological, psychiatric disorder or any other medical condition or illness that is not well controlled with treatment
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01444365

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Sponsors and Collaborators
AbbVie (prior sponsor, Abbott)
Study Director: Wolfram Nothaft, MD AbbVie
  More Information

Responsible Party: AbbVie (prior sponsor, Abbott) Identifier: NCT01444365     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: M13-237
Study First Received: September 28, 2011
Last Updated: May 7, 2013

Keywords provided by AbbVie ( AbbVie (prior sponsor, Abbott) ):
Osteoarthritis of the knee

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Osteoarthritis, Knee
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antirheumatic Agents processed this record on August 17, 2017