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A Study With Lidocaine 5% Medicated Plaster in Patients Suffering From Postherpetic Neuralgia

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03765697
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 5, 2018
Last Update Posted : December 5, 2018
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Grünenthal GmbH

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE November 27, 2018
First Posted Date  ICMJE December 5, 2018
Last Update Posted Date December 5, 2018
Actual Study Start Date  ICMJE July 16, 2003
Actual Primary Completion Date July 12, 2005   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: December 4, 2018)
Number of participants with treatment emergent adverse events (main study period) [ Time Frame: From first plaster application up to 12 months ]
Treatment emergent adverse events (TEAEs) were continually monitored through the main period of the study (12 months). Incidences were calculated based on all events reported up to 12 months. No primary endpoint was defined for this study.
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Change History No Changes Posted
Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: December 4, 2018)
  • Pain relief (main study period): verbal rating scale [ Time Frame: After 1, 6, 12, 18, 26, 34, 42, and 52 weeks (or early withdrawal) ]
    Pain relief was assessed starting 1 week (new participants) or 6 weeks after treatment initiation (participants from KF10004/01) until the final visit of the main study period. The average pain relief during the last week before the visit was assessed using a 6-item verbal rating scale (VRS) with categories 1 = worse, 2 = no pain relief, 3 = slight, 4 = moderate, 5 = a lot, and 6 = complete.
  • Pain intensity (main study period): Numeric Rating Scale [ Time Frame: At screening/enrollment and after 1, 6, 12, 18, 26, 34, 42, and 52 weeks (or early withdrawal) ]
    The participant's recall of worst, least, and average pain intensity in the last week prior to each visit were assessed using an 11-point Numeric Rating Scale (NRS from 0 = no pain to 10 = pain as bad as you can imagine).
  • Pain relief (extension period): verbal rating scale [ Time Frame: Every 6 months after first plaster application in the extension period up to 4.4 years (or early withdrawal) ]
    The participant's recall of average pain relief during plaster application in the last week prior to each visit in the extension period was assessed using a 6-item VRS with categories 1 = worse, 2 = no pain relief, 3 = slight, 4 = moderate, 5 = a lot, and 6 = complete.
  • Number of participants with treatment emergent adverse events (extension period) [ Time Frame: Every 6 months after first plaster application in the extension period up to 4.4 years (including a follow-up visit 1-2 weeks after last regular 6-month visit or early withdrawal) ]
    Treatment emergent adverse events were continually monitored for or asked about at each visit scheduled every 6 months in the extension period. The extension period lasted for up to 4.4 years and included a follow-up visit (1-2 weeks after last regular 6-month visit [or early withdrawal]). Adverse event incidences were calculated based on all events reported in the extension period.
Original Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Same as current
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures
 (submitted: December 4, 2018)
  • Allodynia severity rating (main study period) [ Time Frame: At screening/enrollment, and after 1, 6, 12, 18, 26, 34, 42, and 52 weeks (or early withdrawal) ]
    Allodynia severity was rated using the following categorical scale: 0 = no pain or discomfort to touch; 1 = uncomfortable, but tolerable to touch; 2 = painful; 3 = extremely painful, participant cannot stand touching. The test was conducted by means of a brush (type N12). The painful PHN area was stroked with the brush and the intensity of allodynic pain was assessed by the participant.
  • Clinical Global Impression of Change (CGIC) (main study period) [ Time Frame: At 26 weeks of treatment in the main study period and at the final visit (at 52 weeks, or early withdrawal) ]
    Investigators were asked to describe their overall impression of the change of the participant's condition/pain by answering the following question: "Compared to the patient's condition at admission to the project, how much has he/she changed?" The categorical scale comprises the categories not assessed = 0, very much improved = 1, much improved = 2, minimally improved = 3, no change = 4, minimally worse = 5, much worse = 6, and very much worse = 7.
  • Short Form-36 Quality of Life Index (SF-36) (main study period) [ Time Frame: At screening, and after 12, 26, 42, and 52 weeks (or early withdrawal) ]
    The Short Form 36 Quality of Life Index (SF-36 [Trade Mark]) standard version with a 4-week recall period was used as a self-assessment. Eleven questions were answered on binomial (Yes/No) or on 3-, 5-, or 6-point categorical scales to generate the 8 raw scales (Physical Functioning, Role-Physical, Bodily Pain, General Health, Vitality, Social Functioning, Role-Emotional, Mental Health). Higher values of the raw scales represent a better outcome. The raw scales were converted into a transformed scale (transformed scale = [(actual raw score - lowest possible raw score) / possible raw score range] x 100).
  • Short Form McGill Pain Questionnaire (SF-MPQ) (main study period) [ Time Frame: At screening, and after 12, 26, 42, and 52 weeks (or early withdrawal) ]
    The SF-MPQ includes 15 words (11 sensory, 4 affective). Each word or phrase is rated on a 4-point intensity scale (0 = none, 1 = mild, 2 = moderate, and 3 = severe). In addition, the 6-point Present Pain Intensity (PPI) rating (no pain, mild, discomforting, distressing, horrible, excruciating) is included as is a visual analogue scale for rating pain intensity. Total score as well as sensory and affective sub-scores were calculated.
  • Clinical Global Impression of Change (CGIC) (extension period) [ Time Frame: Every 6 months after first plaster application in the extension period up to 4.4 years (or early withdrawal) ]
    Investigators were asked to describe their overall impression of the change of the participant's condition/pain by answering the following question: "Compared to the patient's condition at admission to the project, how much has he/she changed?" (categories: not assessed = 0, very much improved = 1, much improved = 2, minimally improved = 3, no change = 4, minimally worse = 5, much worse = 6, very much worse = 7).
  • Patient's Global Impression of Change (PGIC) (extension period) [ Time Frame: Every 6 months after first plaster application in the extension period up to 4.4 years (or early withdrawal) ]
    Participants were asked to describe their overall impression of change of their condition/pain by answering the following question: "Compared to your pain at admission to the project, how much has it changed?" (categories: not assessed = 0, very much improved = 1, much improved = 2, minimally improved = 3, no change = 4, minimally worse = 5, much worse = 6, very much worse = 7).
  • Investigator's Global Evaluation of the IMP (extension period) [ Time Frame: Every 6 months after first plaster application in the extension period up to 4.4 years (or early withdrawal) ]
    The assessment of the investigational medicinal product (IMP) was made on a 5-point categorical scale (poor, fair, good, very good, excellent). Investigators responded to the following question: "How would you rate the study medication the patient received for pain?"
  • Patient's Global Evaluation of the IMP (extension period) [ Time Frame: Every 6 months after first plaster application in the extension period up to 4.4 years (or early withdrawal) ]
    The assessment of the IMP was made on a 5-point categorical scale (poor, fair, good, very good, excellent). Participants responded to the following question: "How would you rate the study medication you received for pain?"
  • Change in concomitant medication (main and extension period) [ Time Frame: At enrollment into main study period; at last assessment in extension period (up to 5.4 years after enrollment) ]
    For each participant, the number of different medications taken for PHN symptoms was determined at enrollment into the and at the last assessment in the study. Participants were classified into 5 groups: 0, 1, 2, 3, and more than 3 different substances taken. Shifts were determined for enrollment to last assessment in the study.
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Same as current
 
Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE A Study With Lidocaine 5% Medicated Plaster in Patients Suffering From Postherpetic Neuralgia
Official Title  ICMJE An Open-label, Multicenter, Multiple-dose, Phase III Study With Lidocaine 5% Medicated Plaster in Patients Suffering From Postherpetic Neuralgia
Brief Summary

This study was performed to evaluate the local and systemic safety profile and the analgesic efficacy of long-term treatment with lidocaine 5% medicated plaster (Lido-Patch).

The study was an open-label, multi-center, multiple-dose, Phase III study and comprised a main and an extension period. 161 participants who completed treatment in KF10004/01 (NCT03745404) and 98 newly recruited participants were enrolled.

Detailed Description

The main period was performed in 34 sites in 12 European countries (259 participants). Treatment duration was up to 12 months. All participants applied lidocaine 5% medicated plaster (containing 700 mg lidocaine per plaster) topically at the site of the skin affected by painful PHN. Depending on the size of the affected skin area, up-to 3 plasters were simultaneously applied for up to 12 hours per day (with a plaster-free interval of at least 12 hours). Study objectives of the main period were to evaluate the local and systemic safety profile and the analgesic efficacy of lidocaine 5% medicated plaster, and to evaluate the pharmacokinetics of lidocaine and its metabolite 2,6-xylidine in the target population after multiple administrations of lidocaine 5% medicated plaster by means of population kinetics. The study results were planned to be evaluated descriptively.

102 participants who were satisfied with the treatment in the main study period entered the open-label extension period with continued treatment. 27 sites in 12 countries participated in the extension period. Enrollment in the extension period coincided with last visit of the main period of the study. Treatment duration was up to 4.4 years in the extension period. The objective of the extension period was to evaluate the long-term local and systemic safety profile and the long-term analgesic efficacy of treatment with lidocaine 5% medicated plaster in the subpopulation who had completed 12 months of treatment in the open-label main study period.

Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Phase 3
Study Design  ICMJE Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition  ICMJE Post Herpetic Neuralgia
Intervention  ICMJE Drug: Lidocaine 5% medicated plaster
Topical application at the site of skin affected by painful PHN for up to 12 hours per day (plaster-free interval at least 12 hours).
Other Names:
  • Versatis (Trade Mark)
  • Neurodol Tissugel (Trade Mark)
  • Lidoderm (Trade Mark)
Study Arms  ICMJE Experimental: Lidocaine 5% medicated plaster
Up to 3 plasters were applied per day.
Intervention: Drug: Lidocaine 5% medicated plaster
Publications *

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Completed
Actual Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: December 4, 2018)
259
Original Actual Enrollment  ICMJE Same as current
Actual Study Completion Date  ICMJE February 12, 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date July 12, 2005   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult participants, male and female, with a minimum age of 50 years at screening.
  • Participants who had postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) for at least 3 months after healing of a herpes zoster skin rash.
  • Only for patients who had not participated in the KF10004/01 (NCT03745404) study: Pain score of at least 4, based on an 11-point numerical rating scale (NRS) (scale of 0-10), at the screening visit. The pain assessment is the participant's recall of the pain intensity since the previous week.
  • Written informed consent given.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Participation in another study of investigational drugs or devices parallel to, or less than 30 days before screening, or previous participation in this study, except previous participation in the KF10004/01 study.
  • Known to or suspected of not being able to comply with the study protocol.
  • Any clinically significant condition that would, in the investigator's opinion, preclude study participation for instance alcohol, medication or drug dependency, neurotic personality, psychiatric illness, epilepsy or suicide risk.
  • Pregnancy or nursing mother.
  • Woman in childbearing age without satisfactory contraception.
  • Hypersensitivity to lidocaine or amide-type local anesthetic drugs.
  • Active herpes zoster lesion or dermatitis of any origin at the affected site with PHN.
  • Evidence of another cause for pain in the area affected by herpes zoster in addition to PHN, such as lumbar radiculopathy, surgery or trauma, if this could confound assessment or self-evaluation of the pain due to PHN.
  • Participants who had neurological ablation by block or neurosurgical intervention for control of pain in PHN.
  • Participants using topically applied analgesic compounds on the PHN affected area.
  • Presence of other severe pain that could confound assessment or self-evaluation of the pain due to PHN.
  • Participants with severe hepatic disorder and/or alanine or aspartate aminotransferase equal to or above 3-fold the upper limit of normal (ULN).
  • Participants with severe renal disorder and/or increased serum creatinine equal to or above 1.5-fold the upper limit of normal (ULN).
  • Participants who are undergoing active treatment for cancer, are known to be infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), or being acutely and intensively immunosuppressed following transplantation.
Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages  ICMJE 50 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers  ICMJE No
Contacts  ICMJE Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE Not Provided
Removed Location Countries  
 
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT03765697
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE KF10004/02
Has Data Monitoring Committee No
U.S. FDA-regulated Product
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE
Plan to Share IPD: No
Responsible Party Grünenthal GmbH
Study Sponsor  ICMJE Grünenthal GmbH
Collaborators  ICMJE Not Provided
Investigators  ICMJE
Study Director: Grünenthal Study Director Grünenthal GmbH
PRS Account Grünenthal GmbH
Verification Date December 2018

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