A Safety and Effectiveness Study of Immediate Release Tapentadol Hydrochloride Among Filipino Patients With Moderate to Severe Acute Non-Cancer Pain

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01719601
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (The company decided to cancel this study in conformity with PH FDA Circular 2013-004)
First Posted : November 1, 2012
Last Update Posted : September 28, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Janssen Pharmaceutica

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of immediate release tapentadol hydrochloride for the relief of moderate to severe acute non-cancer pain among Filipino patients.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Moderate to Severe Acute Non-Cancer Pain Drug: No intervention

Detailed Description:
This is an open-label (all people know the identity of the intervention), multi-center (study conducted at multiple sites), observational study (study in which the investigators/ physicians observe the patients and measure their outcomes). The study will enroll approximately 100 patients who will be taking immediate release tapentadol hydrochloride with a dosing regimen stipulated in the product insert. As this is an observational study, assessment of patients will be based on the accepted clinical practice in the Philippines. Patients will be monitored at baseline (Day 1) and throughout the 28-day treatment period of tapentadol IR (Day 7, Day 14 and Day 28) for effectiveness with the help of short form Brief Pain Inventory questionnaire. Safety evaluations will include assessment of adverse events, clinical laboratory tests, and co-morbid conditions. The total study will be conducted for 3 years and the duration of treatment will be for 28 days.

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: A Post-Marketing Surveillance (PMS) Study on the Safety and Effectiveness of Immediate Release Tapentadol Hydrochloride Among Adult Filipino Patients With Moderate to Severe Acute Non-Cancer Pain
Study Start Date : October 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date : November 2016
Estimated Study Completion Date : November 2016

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Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Immediate release tapentadol
Patients will be taking immediate release tapentadol hydrochloride as per the product insert approved in Philippines.
Drug: No intervention
This is an observational study. Immediate release tapentadol hydrochloride will be administered as per the recommended doses approved in Philippines. The recommended oral starting dose is 25 mg, 50 mg or 100 mg every 4 to 6 hours depending on the initial pain intensity and thereafter, the dose will be adjusted to maintain adequate analgesia with acceptable tolerability. The dosing regimen will be individualized according to the severity of pain being treated, the previous treatment experience, and the ability to monitor patients.
Other Name: Nucynta IR

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of patients with incidence of adverse events and adverse drug reactions [ Time Frame: From the date of first exposure of patient to the study medication until 30 days after the last dose of the study medication and at anytime the investigator deems it as necessary, as assessed for 3 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. The short form Brief Pain Inventory (BPI) questionnaire scores [ Time Frame: Baseline (Day 1), Day 7, Day 14 and Day 28 ]
    The short form BPI allows patients to rate the severity of their pain on a scale of 0 (no pain) to 10 (pain as bad as you can imagine) and the degree to which their pain interferes with common dimensions of feeling and function (general activity, walking, work, mood, enjoyment of life, relations with others, and sleep) on a scale of 0 (no interference) to 10 (interferes completely).

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Filipino patients with moderate to severe acute non-cancer pain and who are on the approved product label of Immediate release tapentadol hydrochloride

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Filipino patients with moderate to severe non-cancer pain with an onset of 12 weeks or less from the baseline visit Patient is experiencing either an acute exacerbation of non-cancer pain or pain that has progressed to the point with the duration of at least 7 days and in the prescribing physician's judgment requires treatment with a Schedule II opioid
  • Medically stable on the basis of routine physical examination, medical history, and vital signs at the time of baseline visit

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Refuse to protocol-defined use of effective contraception
  • Pregnant and lactating women
  • Patients with severe renal and hepatic impairment, and having or suspected paralytic ileus
  • Patients with conditions where drugs with mu-opioid receptor agonist activity are contraindicated
  • Patients with acute intoxication with alcohol, hypnotics, centrally acting analgesics, or psychotropic drugs or receiving other mu-opioid receptor agonist analgesics, general anesthetics, phenothiazines, other tranquilizers, and sedatives
  • Patients who are receiving Monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors or who have taken them within the last 14 days
  • Patients with documented history of increased intracranial pressure, impaired consciousness, coma and seizure

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01719601

Sponsors and Collaborators
Janssen Pharmaceutica
Study Director: Janssen Pharmaceutica Clinical Trial Janssen Pharmaceutica

Responsible Party: Janssen Pharmaceutica Identifier: NCT01719601     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CR100919
R331333PAI4008 ( Other Identifier: Janssen Pharmaceutica )
TAP-C-12-PH-001-V02 ( Other Identifier: Janssen Pharmaceutica )
First Posted: November 1, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 28, 2015
Last Verified: September 2015

Keywords provided by Janssen Pharmaceutica:
Moderate to severe acute non-cancer pain
Immediate release tapentadol hydrochloride
Tapentadol IR
Nucynta IR