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The Effect of Intravenous Lidocaine on Trigeminal Neuralgia

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Pain Relief & Palliative Care Center, Athens, Greece Identifier:
First received: September 30, 2013
Last updated: October 7, 2013
Last verified: September 2013
The aim of this randomized double blind, placebo controlled, crossover study is to investigate in a prospective way the effect of lidocaine in patients with trigeminal neuralgia. Included patients will undergo four weekly sessions, two of which with lidocaine (5mgs/kg) and two with placebo infusions administered over 60 minutes. Effect will be measured with pain diaries and visual analogue scales.

Condition Intervention
Trigeminal Neuralgia
Drug: Lidocaine

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care

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Further study details as provided by Pain Relief & Palliative Care Center, Athens, Greece:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Pain intensity [ Time Frame: 24h ]

Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: April 2006
Primary Completion Date: September 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Lidocaine Drug: Lidocaine


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

Inclusion Criteria:

(1) confirmed diagnosis of TN according to IASP definition, (2) age equal to or greater than 18 years, (3) visual analogue scale (VAS) score equal to or greater than 3 (out of a maximum 10), (4) DN4 score equal to or greater than 4 (out of a maximum 10), (5) having received the recommended medications for TN (antiepileptics, spasmolytics, opioids, anti-inflammatory and simple analgesic drugs) for an adequate period without therapeutic results, (6) TN duration of at least 12 months, (8) no history of allergy to lidocaine, (9) no history of substance abuse, (10) absence of severe psychiatric diseases, (11) not being pregnant, (12) not lactating, (13) absence of severe cardiac, hepatic and renal decease, and (14) be willing to provide a written informed consent to undergo the experimental procedures.

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Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Pain Relief & Palliative Care Center, Athens, Greece Identifier: NCT01955967     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 001
Study First Received: September 30, 2013
Last Updated: October 7, 2013

Keywords provided by Pain Relief & Palliative Care Center, Athens, Greece:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Trigeminal Neuralgia
Trigeminal Nerve Diseases
Facial Neuralgia
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Facial Nerve Diseases
Mouth Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases
Cranial Nerve Diseases
Anesthetics, Local
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents
Voltage-Gated Sodium Channel Blockers
Sodium Channel Blockers
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on May 22, 2017