A Crossover Study to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability and Efficacy of XPF-002 in Subjects With Postherpetic Neuralgia (PHN) (XEN402)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01195636
First received: August 31, 2010
Last updated: September 20, 2013
Last verified: September 2013
  Purpose

The purpose of this trial is to determine if XPF-002 is safe and effective for the treatment of pain in subjects with Postherpetic Neuralgia


Condition Intervention Phase
Postherpetic Neuralgia
Drug: XPF-002
Drug: Placebo
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 2a, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Two-Period Crossover Study to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability, Preliminary Efficacy, and Systemic Exposure of Topical XPF-002 in Subjects With Postherpetic Neuralgia

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Further study details as provided by Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in Mean Daily Pain Score From Baseline to Week 3 (With LOCF) [ Time Frame: 3 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    Subjects recorded their pain scores 4 times each day (using an 11-point Likert numerical rating scale (NRS); 0-10, where 0 = no pain and 10 = worst pain imaginable). An average (mean) daily pain score was calculated.

    This measurement is the 'Change in mean daily pain score from baseline between the 3rd week of XPF-002 treatment and the 3rd week of placebo treatment for each subject'. Any missing mean daily pain scores were imputed using last observation carried forward (LOCF).

    The reduction in pain on each treatment compared to baseline is reported as a negative number. A larger negative number, indicates a greater reduction in pain. (A positive number would indicate pain was increased compared to baseline.)



Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in Mean Daily Pain Score From Baseline to Week 1 [ Time Frame: 1 week ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    Subjects recorded their pain scores 4 times each day (using an 11-point Likert numerical rating scale (NRS); 0-10, where 0 = no pain and 10 = worst pain imaginable). An average (mean) daily pain score was calculated.

    This measurement is the 'Change in mean daily pain score from baseline between the 1st week of XPF-002 treatment and the 1st week of placebo treatment for each subject'. Missing data were not imputed.

    The reduction in pain on each treatment compared to baseline is reported as a negative number. A larger negative number, indicates a greater reduction in pain. (A positive number would indicate pain was increased compared to baseline.)


  • Change in Mean Daily Pain Score From Baseline to Week 2 [ Time Frame: 2 week ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    Subjects recorded their pain scores 4 times each day (using an 11-point Likert numerical rating scale (NRS); 0-10, where 0 = no pain and 10 = worst pain imaginable). An average (mean) daily pain score was calculated.

    This measurement is the 'Change in mean daily pain score from baseline between the 2nd week of XPF-002 treatment and the 2nd week of placebo treatment for each subject'. Missing data were not imputed.

    The reduction in pain on each treatment compared to baseline is reported as a negative number. A larger negative number, indicates a greater reduction in pain. (A positive number would indicate pain was increased compared to baseline.)


  • Change in Mean Daily Pain Score From Baseline to Week 3 [ Time Frame: 3 Weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    Subjects recorded their pain scores 4 times each day (using an 11-point Likert numerical rating scale (NRS); 0-10, where 0 = no pain and 10 = worst pain imaginable). An average (mean) daily pain score was calculated.

    This measurement is the 'Change in mean daily pain score from baseline between the 3rd week of XPF-002 treatment and the 3rd week of placebo treatment for each subject'. Missing data were not imputed.

    The reduction in pain on each treatment compared to baseline is reported as a negative number. A larger negative number, indicates a greater reduction in pain. (A positive number would indicate pain was increased compared to baseline.)


  • Proportion of Subjects Achieving at Least a 1 Point Improvement in Mean Daily Pain Score (Measured Using the 11-point Likert NRS) From Baseline to Week 3 on XPF-002 Compared to Placebo [ Time Frame: 3 Weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Subjects recorded their pain scores 4 times each day (using an 11-point Likert numerical rating scale (NRS); 0-10, where 0 = no pain and 10 = worst pain imaginable). An average (mean) daily pain score was calculated.

  • Proportion of Subjects Achieving 50% Improvement in Mean Daily Pain Score From Baseline to Week 3 on XPF-002 Treatment Compared to Placebo Treatment [ Time Frame: 3 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Proportion of Subjects Achieving 30% Improvement in Mean Daily Pain Score From Baseline to Week 3 on XPF-002 Treatment Compared to Placebo Treatment [ Time Frame: 3 Weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Proportion of Subjects Using Rescue Analgesic Medications During XPF-002 Treatment Compared to Placebo Treatment [ Time Frame: 3 Weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Change in Overall Neuropathic Pain Symptom Inventory (NPSI) From Baseline to Week 3 (With LOCF) [ Time Frame: 3 Weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    Subjects completed the NPSI questionaire at various timepoints during the study. An overall NPSI score (the sum of 10 quantitative responses, each scored 0-10, max score = 100) was calculated each time the NPSI questionaire was completed.

    This measurement is the 'Change in Neuropathic Pain Symptom Inventory (NPSI) score from baseline between the 3rd week of XPF-002 treatment and the 3rd week of placebo treatment for each subject. If the NPSI score for Week 3 was missing, the last value from within the same treatment period was used (ie last observation carried forward (LOCF)).

    The reduction in NPSI on each treatment compared to baseline is reported as a negative number. A larger negative number, indicates a greater reduction in neuropathic pain symptoms. (A positive number would indicate neuropathic pain symptoms were increased compared to baseline.)


  • Change in Daily Sleep Interference Scale (DSIS) From Baseline to Week 3 of XPF-002 Treatment Compared to Week 3 of Placebo Treatment (With LOCF) [ Time Frame: 3 Weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

    Subjects recorded their sleep interference scores each morning for the previous night's sleep (using an 11-point Likert numerical rating scale (NRS); 0-10, where 0 = no interference with sleep and 10 = pain completely interfered with sleep). A daily sleep interference score was calculated.

    This measurement is the 'Change in DSIS score from baseline between the 3rd week of XPF-002 treatment and the 3rd week of placebo treatment for each subject'. Any missing scores were imputed using last observation carried forward (LOCF).

    The reduction in DSIS on each treatment compared to baseline is reported as a negative number. A larger negative number, indicates a greater reduction in sleep interference due to pain. (A positive number would indicate sleep interference due to pain was increased compared to baseline.)



Enrollment: 70
Study Start Date: August 2010
Study Completion Date: March 2011
Primary Completion Date: March 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: XPF-002 Drug: XPF-002
Twice daily application of XPF-002 ointment which contains 8% of the XPF-002 active ingredient
Placebo Comparator: Placebo Drug: Placebo
Twice daily application of Placebo ointment

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 18 to 80 years (inclusive);
  • Males or females of non-childbearing potential (ie, 12 months or more of spontaneous amenorrhea, bilateral oophorectomy at least 6 months prior to randomization, hysterectomy with bilateral oophorectomy at least 6 months prior to randomization, or for females over 50 years of age, hysterectomy without bilateral oophorectomy at least 6 months prior to randomization);
  • Male subjects with sexual partners of childbearing potential must agree to use contraception (abstinence, birth control pills, rings or patches, diaphragm and spermicide, intrauterine device, condom and vaginal spermicide, surgical sterilization, vasectomy, progestin implant or injection);
  • Persistent pain for more than 6 months from the appearance of herpes zoster rash that is not located on the face, above the scalp hairline, or in proximity to mucous membranes;
  • Diagnosis of PHN;
  • Persistent neuropathic pain that involves at least 1 dermatome and covering no more than 400 cm2;
  • Mean daily pain intensity score in the target area of greater than or equal to 4 on an 11-point Likert NRS for a minimum of 4 days during the single-blind, placebo run-in period;
  • Subject agrees to take only the protocol-defined rescue medication as prescribed;
  • Intact skin over the painful area to be treated; and
  • Able and willing to provide informed consent and comply with study procedures.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subject with systemic disease that would put him/her at an additional risk or limit his/her ability to participate in the study in the opinion of the investigator;
  • Creatinine clearance less than 30 mL/min;
  • Subject with known history of human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis C, or hepatitis B;
  • Malignancy other than basal cell carcinoma and carcinoma in situ within the past 2 years;
  • Subject with history of serious mental illness or psychiatric illness such as dementia, depression, or schizophrenia, that will limit his/her ability to comply with study procedures;
  • Subject who is unable to apply, or have a care giver apply, study ointment to the area of most painful skin segments, BID, once within 2 hours of waking and once in the evening after dinner;
  • Subject with known sensitivity to topical products;
  • Subject with active herpes zoster lesions or dermatitis;
  • Other severe or chronic pain that may impair the self-assessment of the pain due to PHN;
  • Treatment with local anesthetic in the last 2 weeks or nerve blocks within the last 30 days;
  • Subject who is taking any opioid medications to treat his/her PHN pain and is unable to washout of these medications for the duration of the study;
  • Subject who is taking any prohibited medication and is unable to washout of these treatments for the duration of the study;
  • Subject who is taking more than 2 permitted concomitant medications for the treatment of PHN and is unable to washout of all but 2 of these treatments for the duration of the study;
  • Subject who is taking any local prescription or non-prescription therapy (lidocaine patch, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, etc.) and is unable to washout of these treatments for the duration of the study;
  • Subject who has used Qutenza® patches in the 90 days prior to screening or has used other capsaicin preparations on a daily basis in the 90 days prior to screening;
  • Subject who has participated in more than 1 other topical study for pain and more than 3 other PHN clinical studies;
  • Pregnant or lactating females;
  • Subject who has an active history of alcohol or drug abuse;
  • Subject who has participated in any other investigational study within 60 days prior to screening;
  • Subject who is employed by the Sponsor, study staff, and their families; or
  • Subject who has any condition that would make him/her, in the opinion of the investigator or Sponsor, unsuitable for the study.
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Locations
United States, Arkansas
Jonesboro, Arkansas, United States
United States, California
Lomita, California, United States
Westlake Village, California, United States
United States, Florida
Bradenton, Florida, United States
Naples, Florida, United States
New Port Richey, Florida, United States
Ocala, Florida, United States
Sunrise, Florida, United States
Tampa, Florida, United States
United States, Georgia
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Decatur, Georgia, United States
Marietta, Georgia, United States
United States, Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
United States, Michigan
Bay City, Michigan, United States
United States, Missouri
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
United States, Nevada
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
United States, New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
United States, New York
Hartsdale, New York, United States
United States, Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
United States, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
West Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
United States, Texas
Austin, Texas, United States
Houston, Texas, United States
Sugar Land, Texas, United States
Sponsors and Collaborators
Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01195636     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: XPF-002-201
Study First Received: August 31, 2010
Results First Received: July 17, 2013
Last Updated: September 20, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc.:
Pain from Shingles, PHN, Postherpetic Neuralgia

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Neuralgia
Neuralgia, Postherpetic
Pain
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Signs and Symptoms

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