A Study Comparing the Effectiveness and Safety of ULTRACET® (Tramadol HCl/Acetaminophen) Versus Placebo for the Treatment of Acute Pain From a Migraine Headache
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of tramadol HCl/acetaminophen as a pain medication compared with placebo in the treatment of acute pain from a migraine headache. Although tramadol HCl/acetaminophen is approved to treat acute pain, it is not approved for the treatment of acute pain associated with migraine headache. The study hypothesis is that tramadol HCl/acetaminophen is safe and effective as a pain medication in the treatment of acute pain associated with a migraine headache.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A Comparison of the Efficacy and Safety of ULTRACET® (Tramadol HCl/Acetaminophen) Versus Placebo for the Acute Treatment of Migraine Headache Pain|
- Change in baseline headache pain severity at 2 hours post-dose from severe or moderate to mild or none, without using any nausea medication or other pain medication
- Pain free at 2, 6 and 24 hrs post-dose; difference in pain intensity and response to therapy over the first 6 hrs post-dose; reduction in occurrence and severity of symptoms; change in functional disability; subject overall rating of change.
|Study Start Date:||April 2003|
|Study Completion Date:||August 2003|
Although new drugs and procedures are available to treat acute migraine pain, inadequacies in treatment still exist. The ingredients in tramadol HCl/acetaminophen tablet and the way it works may be effective in the treatment of the pain of acute migraine headache. The combination of tramadol HCl/ acetaminophen works faster than tramadol alone and lasts longer than acetaminophen alone. This is a multicenter, single-dose, outpatient, randomized (study with two groups one in treatment and one control group), double-blind (neither patient nor investigator knows which patient is receiving study drug or control treatment), placebo-controlled, parallel-group (each group receives only one type of treatment) study of adult patients who experience at least moderate pain from migraine headaches. After being randomly assigned to a group patients will leave the study center with one dose (2 tablets) of study medication, either active treatment or placebo. The next time the patient has a migraine headache of at least moderate pain, the patient will take the study medication and start to answer questions about their headache pain and pain relief in a study diary. Patients should return to the study center within 72 hours of taking this dose. The study hypothesis is that tramadol HCl/acetaminophen is safe and effective as a pain medication in the treatment of acute pain associated with a migraine headache.
2 tramadol HCl (37.5 milligrams)/acetaminophen (325 milligrams) combination tablets or 2 matching placebo (inactive substance) tablets for tramadol HCl/acetaminophen taken one time orally
|Study Director:||Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development, L.L.C. Clinical Trial||Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.|