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Safety and Efficacy of AEG33773 Versus Placebo in Patients With Painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00891683
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 1, 2009
Last Update Posted : May 31, 2010
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Aegera Therapeutics

April 30, 2009
May 1, 2009
May 31, 2010
March 2009
December 2009   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
To evaluate the potential efficacy of AEG33773 in reducing chronic pain due to DPN [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
Same as current
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  • To evaluate a range of AEG33773 doses that provide efficacy [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
  • To determine a minimally effective dose of AEG33773 [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
  • To determine a maximally tolerated dose of AEG33773 [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
  • To evaluate the safety and tolerability of AEG33773 [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
  • To explore AEG33773-dependent pharmacodynamic (PD) effects in blood of patients [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
Same as current
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Safety and Efficacy of AEG33773 Versus Placebo in Patients With Painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study Comparing the Safety and Efficacy of AEG33773 Versus Placebo in Patients With Painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
Two Phase 1 studies have been conducted with AEG33773 and available safety and tolerability data from these studies support further clinical development of AEG33773. The current study is proposed as a proof-of-concept study to assess the potential analgesic efficacy of AEG33773 to reduce pain associated with chronic Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy.

Doses of AEG33773 selected for evaluation in this study provide a dose range (i.e., 100-400 mg) that may potentially include both a minimally effective dose and a maximum tolerated dose. Doses up to 400 mg were well tolerated in single- and multiple-dose Phase 1 studies.

Before initiation of treatment with study drug, other analgesic medications will be discontinued during a 7-day Washout Period, and neuropathic pain will be assessed (in the absence of analgesic medication) over the next 3 days (Pain Assessment Period). Pain intensity level during these 3 days will be recorded daily, and only those subjects who meet predefined pain intensity threshold criteria on all 3 days will be eligible to receive study drug. Because pain may increase after analgesic medications have been discontinued, the combined length of the Washout and Pain Assessment Periods is limited in order that subjects who experience increased pain during this time may begin treatment with study drug without undue delay. This design will allow for adequate Baseline pain assessment over 3 days while avoiding a more prolonged period of increasing pain in the absence of analgesic medications.

Interventional
Phase 2
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Chronic Pain
Drug: AEG33773 oral dosing
AEG33773 capsules: subjects will receive a daily dose of either 100 mg, 200 mg, or 400 mg AEG33773. Placebo capsules: subjects will receive a daily dose of placebo (matching test product). Capsules will be taken by mouth, over 28 consecutive days
  • Placebo Comparator: Placebo
    4 Capsules of Placebo
    Intervention: Drug: AEG33773 oral dosing
  • Active Comparator: 100 mg
    One 100 mg capsule and 3 placebo capsules of AEG33773
    Intervention: Drug: AEG33773 oral dosing
  • Active Comparator: 200 mg
    Two 100 mg capsules and two placebo capsules
    Intervention: Drug: AEG33773 oral dosing
  • Active Comparator: 400 mg
    Four 100 mg AEG33773 capsules
    Intervention: Drug: AEG33773 oral dosing
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Completed
128
Same as current
February 2010
December 2009   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female age 18 to 75 years
  • Patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • DPN as determined by the investigator based on clinical history, clinical examination, and assessment of signs and symptoms
  • Stable diabetic control over the preceding 3 months, as determined by the investigator based on available medical information (e.g., hemoglobin A1c [HbA1c] and/or blood glucose levels)
  • HbA1c ≤ 12 % at the Screening visit
  • Pain persisting for more than 3 months and less than 5 years
  • Completion of 3 daily pain intensity reports (using the 11-point NPRS) over the 3 days immediately preceding the day of randomization
  • Pain intensity (NPRS) score of ≥ 5 for all 3 of the 3 days immediately preceding the day of randomization
  • Completed a washout (before first NPRS assessment) of at least 7 days for any of the following medications: α2-δ antagonists (e.g., gabapentin, pregabalin), opiate analgesics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), topical lidocaine, anti-epileptic drugs, serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) (e.g., duloxetine), tricyclic antidepressants prescribed for pain, skeletal muscle relaxants, orally administered steroids, capsaicin, mexiletene, centrally acting analgesics (dextromethorphan, tramadol), alpha lipoic acid, and any supplement or herbal product used to treat DPN symptoms
  • Women must be neither pregnant nor lactating. Women of childbearing age must have a confirmed negative pregnancy test and must practice medically acceptable methods of contraception throughout the trial and for at least 30 days after the last dose of study drug
  • Male subjects and/or their female partners must be using medically acceptable methods of contraception for the entire duration of the study, and for at least 90 days after the last study drug dose
  • Evidence of a personally signed and dated informed consent document indicating that the subject has been informed of all pertinent aspects of the study
  • A willingness and ability to comply with scheduled visits, treatment plan, laboratory tests, and other study procedures

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age younger than 18 years or older than 75 years
  • Are pregnant or breast feeding
  • Female patients of childbearing potential unwilling to use a medically acceptable form of contraception (i.e., hormonal birth control, intrauterine device [IUD], double barrier [male condom or female condom with a diaphragm], or a barrier method plus a spermicidal agent [contraceptive foam, jelly, or cream]) Female patients are considered to be of childbearing potential unless they have been postmenopausal for at least 1 year, are biologically sterile, or are surgically sterile (history of hysterectomy, bilateral oophorectomy, or bilateral tubal ligation.
  • Male patients (and/or their female partners) unwilling to use a medically acceptable form of contraception during participation in the study and for at least 90 days after the last dose of study drug. Medically acceptable forms of contraception are hormonal birth control, intrauterine device (IUD), double barrier (male condom or female condom with a diaphragm), or a barrier method plus a spermicidal agent (contraceptive foam, jelly, or cream)
  • Treatment with local anesthetic nerve blocks within the last 30 days before the Screening visit
  • Other severe pain which may impair the self-assessment of pain due to DPN
  • Participation in another study within 30 days before the Screening visit and/or during study participation
  • History of drug or alcohol abuse within the past 2 years
  • Creatinine clearance < 50 mL/min at the Screening visit
  • Malignancy other than basal cell carcinoma and carcinoma in situ within the past 2 years
  • History of chronic hepatitis B or C, hepatitis within the past 3 months before the Screening visit, or any history of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection
  • Clinically significant hepatic, respiratory, hematological, cardiovascular, renal, or neurological disease, with the exception of diabetic peripheral neuropathy
  • Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) or aspartate aminotransferase (AST) > 2.5 times higher than the upper limit of the laboratory normal reference range at the Screening visit
  • ECG with a QTcB > 470 ms at the Screening visit or at Baseline (if at either the Screening visit or Baseline the ECG shows a QTcB > 470 ms, then the investigator may immediately repeat the ECG twice and the QTcB value for inclusion/exclusion purposes will be determined by calculating the average of the 3 readings)
  • Immunocompromised state
  • Other severe acute or chronic medical or psychiatric condition or laboratory abnormality that may increase the risk associated with study participation
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
No
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Bulgaria,   Canada,   Romania,   United States
 
 
NCT00891683
AEG33773-201
Yes
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Jacques Jolivet, MD, Senior VP Clinical, Aegera Therapeutics Inc
Aegera Therapeutics
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Study Director: Jacques Jolivet, MD, FRCP(C) Aegera Therapeutics, Inc
Aegera Therapeutics
May 2010

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