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A Study to Evaluate the Impact on Skin (Injection Site) Reactions of Using Alcohol Wipes Prior to Daily Injections of Copaxone®.

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00220922
First received: September 20, 2005
Last updated: April 7, 2011
Last verified: April 2011
  Purpose

This study is designed to compare injection site reactions with or without the use of alcohol wipes prior to performing the patients' daily Copaxone® injection.


Condition Intervention Phase
Multiple Sclerosis
Procedure: Alcohol Wipes vs. No Alcohol Wipes
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: An Open-Label, Randomized, Single Cross-Over Study of Isopropyl Alcohol Wipes Versus No Injection Site Preparation on Local Injection Site Reactions Among Persons With Multiple Sclerosis Who Perform Daily Injections of Copaxone®

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Further study details as provided by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Total number of local injection site reactions (LISRs) noted at 5-minutes post-injection [ Time Frame: four weeks of Period 1 and the four weeks of Period 2 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • The total number of LISRs noted at 2-minutes post-injection The total number of LISRs noted immediately after injection [ Time Frame: four weeks of Period 1 and the four weeks of Period 2 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: August 2004
Study Completion Date: February 2006
Primary Completion Date: October 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
injection site reactions with the use of alcohol wipes prior to performing the patients' daily Copaxone® injection
Procedure: Alcohol Wipes vs. No Alcohol Wipes
Other Name: Copaxone
Experimental: 2
injection site reactions without the use of alcohol wipes prior to performing the patients' daily Copaxone® injection
Procedure: Alcohol Wipes vs. No Alcohol Wipes
Other Name: Copaxone

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or Female
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Diagnosis of RRMS
  • Beginning or recently (within 3 months) began self-injecting Copaxone® subcutaneously

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unable to perform subcutaneous self-injection
  • Pregnant, or trying to become pregnant, or breast feeding during the study
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00220922

Sponsors and Collaborators
Teva Neuroscience, Inc.
Investigators
Study Director: MerriKay Oleen-Burkey, Ph.D. Teva Neuroscience, Inc.
  More Information

Additional Information:
No publications provided

Responsible Party: Thomas Smith, M.D., Vice President, Medical Affairs, Teva Neuroscience
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00220922     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PM013
Study First Received: September 20, 2005
Last Updated: April 7, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries:
Copaxone

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Multiple Sclerosis
Sclerosis
Autoimmune Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases of the Nervous System
Demyelinating Autoimmune Diseases, CNS
Demyelinating Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Copolymer 1
Ethanol
Adjuvants, Immunologic
Anti-Infective Agents
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Central Nervous System Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Immunologic Factors
Immunosuppressive Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Therapeutic Uses

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