A Study of MK0663 and an Approved Drug in the Treatment of Osteoarthritis (0663-077)(COMPLETED)
The purpose of this study is to compare the safety and effectiveness of an investigational drug and an approved drug in the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee and hip.
Drug: MK0663, etoricoxib
Drug: Comparator: celecoxib
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A 26-Week, Randomized, Placebo- and Active-Comparator-Controlled, Parallel-Group, Double-Blind, 2-Part Study to Assess the Safety and Efficacy of Etoricoxib 30 mg Versus Celecoxib 200 mg in Patients With Osteoarthritis (Study 2)|
- Osteoarthritis of the knee & hip as assessed by WOMAC VA 3.0 pain and physical function subscales, Patient/Investigator assessments of disease and response to therapy over 12 weeks of treatment.
- Maintenance of clinical efficacy as assessed by WOMAC subscales and Patient assessments over a 26-wks of treatment. To evaluate the safety / tolerability over a 12-wk and 6-mo treatment period.
|Study Start Date:||March 2004|
|Primary Completion Date:||February 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
The duration of treatment is 26 weeks.