An Open-label Extension Study With Flexible Dosing of Extended-release (ER) Tapentadol (CG5503) to Treat Patients With Moderate to Severe Chronic Pain
The purpose of the study is to assess the long-term safety profile of Tapentadol (CG5503) extended release (ER) at dosages ranging from 100 to 250 mg twice a day in treating patients with moderate to severe chronic pain over a period of 1 year. The study will also assess dosage requirements over the long term; characterize adverse events and tolerability, sleep quality, and potential symptoms of withdrawal; characterize pain intensity scores and overall impression of change; and characterize patient-related health outcomes.
Low Back Pain
Drug: Tapentadol (CG5503) Extended Release (ER)
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Open-Label Extension, Single-Arm, Flexible-Dosing, Phase 3 Trial With CG5503 Extended-Release (ER) in Patients With Moderate to Severe Chronic Pain|
- Number of Subjects With Treatment-emergent Adverse Events (TEAE) [ Time Frame: 52 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]The number of subjects who reported a TEAE during the treatment period. TEAE was defined as any adverse event that started or worsened on or after the start of the study medication and up to 3 days after the discontinuation of the study medication.
- Change From Baseline in Average Pain Intensity Scores at Week 52 Using the Numerical Rating Scale (NRS) [ Time Frame: Baseline, 52 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]The subjects indicated the average level of pain experienced, at each study visit, over the previous 24 hours on an 11-point Numerical Rating Scale (NRS) where a score of 0 indicated "no pain" and a score of 10 indicated "pain as bad as you can imagine".
|Study Start Date:||June 2007|
|Study Completion Date:||June 2009|
|Primary Completion Date:||June 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Tapentadol (CG5503) Extended Release (ER) 100 150 200 250 mg oral tablet twice daily for 52 weeks
Drug: Tapentadol (CG5503) Extended Release (ER)
100, 150, 200, 250 mg oral tablet twice daily for 52 weeks
All patients who complete the Phase 3 pivotal trials in osteoarthritis (R331333-PAI-3008; KF5503/11) and low back pain (R331333-PAI-3011; KF5503/23) and the Phase 3 safety trial in the non-European sites (R331333-PAI-3007; KF5503/24) will be allowed to continue participation in the program by entering this trial. The trial will consist of three periods (screening, open-label treatment period, and follow-up). In the open-label treatment/maintenance period (1 year), those patients in the safety trial R331333-PAI-3007 (KF5503/24) taking open-label Tapentadol (CG5503) extended release (ER) will continue the dosage they were taking without undergoing titration. All other patients will be titrated to the minimum therapeutic dosage of Tapentadol (CG5503) extended release (ER) over 1 week. The lowest therapeutic dose allowed in the study is 100 mg twice daily, and the maximum upper dosage of Tapentadol (CG5503) extended release (ER) base is 250 mg twice daily. Downward titration (not below the minimum therapeutic dose of 100 mg twice daily) is permitted at any time using the same decrements without any time restriction. Dosages will be assessed at the scheduled (and unscheduled, if any) visits and adjustment under investigator supervision will be made as necessary. Dosage adjustments should be kept to a minimum. Intake of paracetamol/acetaminophen two 500 mg tablets daily is permitted during the titration week, and during the remainder of the open-label treatment/maintenance period up to a maximum of 7 consecutive days but no more than 14 out of 30 days. Following Week 4, all visits will be scheduled at 4-week intervals, through Week 52. The end-of-treatment visit at Week 52 will include both safety and efficacy assessments. Patients will return to the site for a follow-up visit approximately 4 days after their last dose of Tapentadol (CG5503) extended release (ER) for final safety evaluations and completion of the opioid withdrawal assessments (clinical opioid withdrawal scale, or COWS, and subjective opioid withdrawal scale, or SOWS). Patients experiencing withdrawal symptoms prior to the follow-up visit may telephone and request to be seen sooner. Additionally, the research staff at the site will telephone subjects approximately 10 to 14 days after the last dose of Tapentadol (CG5503) extended release (ER) to inquire if any adverse events have occurred since the previous visit. Tapentadol (CG5503) extended release (ER): 50, 100, 150, 200, and 250 mg orally, taken twice daily (morning and evening) for a maximum duration of 1 year.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00487435
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|Study Director:||Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L. C. Clinical Trial||Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.|