An Extension Study of Duloxetine in Osteoarthritis and Knee Pain (Extension of F1J-JE-HMGX, NCT02248480)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 9, 2015
Results First Posted : November 7, 2017
Last Update Posted : November 7, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Eli Lilly and Company

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to assess the safety and efficacy of duloxetine in participants with osteoarthritis and knee pain. The study will last for 1 year.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Osteoarthritis of the Knee Drug: Duloxetine Phase 3

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 93 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Open Label Extension Study of Phase 3 Trial of Duloxetine in Patients With Osteoarthritis and Knee Pain
Study Start Date : January 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2016

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MedlinePlus related topics: Osteoarthritis

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Duloxetine
Duloxetine 20 milligram (mg) for first week, 40 mg for second week and 60 mg for next 48 weeks administered orally once daily. During tapering period, dose of 40 mg for one week and then 20 mg for the last week.
Drug: Duloxetine
Administered orally
Other Names:
  • LY248686
  • Cymbalta

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Percentage of Participants With Drug Related Adverse Events (AEs) or Any Serious Adverse Events (SAEs) [ Time Frame: Baseline through Week 53 ]
    A summary of drug related (considered by the investigator) AEs and SAEs is located in the Reported Adverse Events module. An AE is summarized if the onset date is on or after the first dose of study drug and within 7 days after the last dose, or it occurred before the first dose of study drug and worsened while on the therapy.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Patient Global Impression-Improvement (PGI-I) at 50 Weeks [ Time Frame: Week 50 ]
    Patient Global Impressions of Improvement Scale: PGI-I measures a participant's perception of improvement at the time of assessment compared with the start of treatment. Score ranges from 1 (very much better) to 7 (very much worse).

  2. Change From Baseline in Clinical Global Impression of Severity (CGI-S) to Week 50 [ Time Frame: Baseline, Week 50 ]
    CSI-S measures severity of illness at the time of assessment compared with start of treatment with scores ranging from 1 (normal, not at all ill) to 7 (among the most extremely ill participants).

  3. Change From Baseline to 50 Weeks on the Brief Pain Inventory-Severity and Interference Rating Short Form (BPI-SF) [ Time Frame: Baseline, Week 50 ]
    Brief Pain Inventory Severity and Interference Scores: BPI-S and BPI-I are self-reported scales measuring severity of pain and interference on function. Severity scores: 0 (no pain) to 10 (severe pain) on each question assessing worst pain, least pain, and average pain in past 24 hours, and pain right now. Interference scores: 0 (does not interfere) to 10 (completely interferes) on each question assessing interference of pain in past 24 hours for general activity, mood, walking ability, normal work, relations with other people, sleep, and enjoyment of life. Average interference = average of non-missing scores of individual interference items.

  4. Change From Baseline to 50 Weeks on the Western Ontario and McMaster Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) Questionnaire Total Score [ Time Frame: Baseline, Week 50 ]
    The 24-question WOMAC Osteoarthritis Index assesses osteoarthritis symptoms using pain (5 questions), stiffness (2 questions) and physical function (17 questions) subscales. The WOMAC Osteoarthritis Index version 3.1 was administered according to the study schedule. The WOMAC total score was calculated for each participant at each time point for analysis as the mean total score, range 0 (none) -96 millimeter (mm)(extreme).

  5. Change From Baseline to 50 Weeks on the 36-Item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36) [ Time Frame: Baseline, Week 50 ]
    36-item Short-Form Health Survey: SF-36 Health Status Survey is a generic, health-related scale assessing participant's quality of life on 8 domains: physical functioning, social functioning, bodily pain, vitality, mental health, role-physical, role-emotional and general health. Each domain is scored by summing the individual items and transforming the scores into a 0 to 100 scale, with higher scores indicating better health status or functioning. Domain scores: general health (range: 5-25); physical functioning (range: 10-30); role-physical (range: 4-8); role-emotional (range: 3-6); social functioning (range: 2-10); bodily pain (range: 2-11); vitality (range: 4-24); mental health (range: 5-30).

  6. Change From Baseline to 50 Weeks on the 5 Dimension (EQ-5D) Version of the European Quality of Life Instrument [ Time Frame: Baseline, Week 50 ]
    The EQ-5D is a generic, multidimensional, health-related, quality-of-life instrument.The profile allows participants to rate their health state in 5 health domains: mobility, self-care, usual activities, pain/discomfort, and anxiety/depression using a three level scale (no problem, some problems, and major problems). These combinations of attributes were converted into a weighted health-state Index Score according to the Japan population-based algorithm with scores ranging from -0.111 to 1.0. A higher score indicates better health state.

  7. Change From Baseline to 50 Weeks on the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI-II) Total Score [ Time Frame: Baseline, Week 50 ]
    Beck Depression Inventory-II: BDI-II is a 21-item, participant-completed questionnaire to assess characteristics of depression. Each of the 21 items corresponding to symptoms of depression were scored on a 4-point scale ranging from 0 to 3 and was summed to give a single score. A total score of 0-13 was considered minimal range, 14-19 was mild, 20-28 was moderate, and 29-63 was severe.

  8. Percentage of Participants With Fall Events From Fall Questionnaire [ Time Frame: Baseline through Week 50 ]
    Participants reported the details of their falls. Percentage equals the number of participants with fall events / total in treatment group * 100.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 79 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

(Consecutive Participants)

  • Participants who have completed the 15-week treatment in the preceding study HMGX.

(New Participants)

  • Participants with present osteoarthritis (OA) based on American College of Rheumatology (ACR) classification of idiopathic OA of the knee.
  • Have pain for ≥14 days of each month for 3 months prior to study entry.
  • Have a score of ≥4 on the BPI average pain score at the start of the study.

(Consecutive and New Participants)

  • Females of child-bearing potential must test negative (-) on a pregnancy test.

Exclusion Criteria:

(New Participants)

  • Participants who have any previous diagnosis of psychosis, bipolar disorder, or schizoaffective disorder.
  • Participants who have major depressive disorder as determined using depression module of the Mini-International Neuropsychiatric Interview (M.I.N.I.).
  • Participants who have received intrarticular hyaluronate or steroids, joint lavage, or other invasive therapies to the knee in the past 1 week.
  • Participants who have had knee arthroscopy of the index knee within the past year or joint replacement of the index knee or osteotomy at any time.
  • Participants have a prior synovial fluid analysis showing a white blood cell (WBC) ≥2000 cubic millimeters (mm3) that is indicative of a diagnosis other than OA.
  • Participants who have a history of having more than one medical allergy.
  • Are non-ambulatory or require the use of crutches or a walker.
  • Have frequent falls that could result in hospitalization or could compromise response to treatment.
  • Have a history of drug abuse or dependence within the past year, including alcohol and excluding nicotine and caffeine.
  • Have a positive urine drug screen for any substances of abuse or excluded medication.
  • Have received administration of another investigational drug within the 30 days prior to enrollment.
  • Have had previous exposure to duloxetine or completed/withdrawn from any study investigating duloxetine.

(Consecutive and New Participants)

  • Participants who have serious cardiovascular, hepatic, renal, endocrine, respiratory, or hematologic illness, peripheral vascular disease, or other medical condition or neuropsychiatric conditions or clinically significant laboratory abnormalities or electrocardiographic abnormalities.
  • Participants who have alanine aminotransferase (ALT) or aspartate aminotransferase (AST) higher than 100 international units per liter (IU/L) or total bilirubin higher than 1.6 milligrams/deciliter (mg/dL).
  • Participants having serum creatinine level higher than 2.0 mg/dL, or had renal transplantation or receiving renal dialysis.
  • Participants who have a diagnosis of inflammatory arthritis (that is, rheumatoid arthritis) or an autoimmune disorder (excluding inactive Hashimoto's thyroiditis and Type 1 diabetes).
  • Participants who have uncorrected thyroid disease, uncontrolled narrow-angle glaucoma, history of uncontrolled seizures, or uncontrolled or poorly controlled hypertension.
  • Participants who have end stage bone disease or surgery planned during the trial for the index joint.
  • Participants treated with a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAO) within 14 days prior to baseline, or those with the potential need to use MAO inhibitor during the study or within 5 days of discontinuation of investigational drug.
  • Participants who answer 'yes' to any of the questions about active suicidal ideation/intent/behaviors occurring within the past month (Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale, suicide ideation section-questions 4 and 5; suicidal behaviors section).
  • Have a primary painful condition that may interfere with assessment of the index joint, i.e., knee.
  • Pregnant participants, female participants who wish to be pregnant during the clinical study period, or participants who are breast-feeding; or male participants who wish pregnancy of the partner.
  • Participants who cannot use appropriate contraceptive method or do not want to use that from the start of the study until one month after the end of administration of the investigational drug.
  • Considered as inappropriate participation to the study for any medical or other reason by the investigator.

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Responsible Party: Eli Lilly and Company Identifier: NCT02335346     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 15611
F1J-JE-HMHD ( Other Identifier: Eli Lilly and Company )
First Posted: January 9, 2015    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: November 7, 2017
Last Update Posted: November 7, 2017
Last Verified: October 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Yes
Plan Description:

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This access is provided in a timely fashion after the primary publication is accepted. Researchers need to have an approved research proposal submitted through Access to the data will be provided in a secure data sharing environment after signing a data sharing agreement.

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Duloxetine Hydrochloride
Osteoarthritis, Knee
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Serotonin and Noradrenaline Reuptake Inhibitors
Neurotransmitter Uptake Inhibitors
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Neurotransmitter Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Antidepressive Agents
Psychotropic Drugs
Dopamine Agents