Synera™ for Epidural Needle Insertion

This study has been completed.
Duke University
Information provided by:
IWK Health Centre Identifier:
First received: November 27, 2007
Last updated: NA
Last verified: January 2007
History: No changes posted

We hypothesized that the analgesic effect of Synera™ analgesic patch would be superior to traditional infiltration with lidocaine for pain of epidural needle insertion in laboring parturients.

Condition Intervention Phase
Pain Associated With Epidural Needle Insertion
Drug: Synera(TM)
Other: Placebo patch
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Controlled Trial of the Synera™ vs. Lidocaine for Epidural Needle Insertion in Laboring Women

Further study details as provided by IWK Health Centre:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Subject VRS (0 - 11) with epidural needle insertion [ Time Frame: 1 hour ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Anesthesia provider perceived VRS [ Time Frame: 1 hour ]
  • Need for deep infiltration with local anesthesia [ Time Frame: 1 hour ]

Enrollment: 33
Study Start Date: February 2007
Study Completion Date: March 2007
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: Placebo Other: Placebo patch
placebo patch applied 20 minutes prior to epidural
Experimental: Synera(TM) Drug: Synera(TM)
Synera(TM) patch applied 20 minutes prior to epidural


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • older than 18 years, body mass index less than 45 kg•m-2, requesting a labor epidural

Exclusion Criteria:

  • hypersensitivity to any study medications
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00564785

United States, North Carolina
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina, United States, 27710
Sponsors and Collaborators
IWK Health Centre
Duke University
Principal Investigator: Ronald B George, MD FRCPC IWK Health Centre
  More Information

No publications provided Identifier: NCT00564785     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DWA-2007-001
Study First Received: November 27, 2007
Last Updated: November 27, 2007
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board processed this record on April 17, 2014