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Efficacy and Safety of Diclofenac Sodium Topical Gel 1% Applied Four Times Daily in Subjects With Acute Ankle Sprain

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01272934
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 10, 2011
Results First Posted : January 15, 2013
Last Update Posted : January 24, 2013
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Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of DSG 1% compared with placebo applied four times a day in subjects with acute ankle sprains under 'in-use' conditions, in particular with regard to pain relief.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Acute Ankle Sprain Drug: Diclofenac Sodium Other: Placebo Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 205 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-blind, Multi-center, Placebo-controlled, Parallel Group Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Diclofenac Sodium Topical Gel (DSG) 1% Applied Four Times Daily in Subjects With Acute Ankle Sprain
Study Start Date : January 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : August 2011

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Placebo Comparator: Placebo Other: Placebo
Topical gel-4 times daily

Experimental: Diclofenac sodium topical gel 1%
Diclofenac sodium topical gel 1%
Drug: Diclofenac Sodium
Topical gel 1%-4 times daily

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Pain on Movement [ Time Frame: 72 hours ]
    Pain on Movement at 72 hours assessed on a 100 mm visual analog scale with anchors at 0="No pain" and 100= "Extreme pain"

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Onset of Pain Relief [ Time Frame: On day 1 ]
    Onset of perceptible pain relief.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female aged 18 years and over.Acute sprain of the lateral ankle, Grade I-II, meeting baseline pain intensity level. Injury within past 12 hours.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pain medication was taken within the 6 hours that precede randomization.During the past 3 months: Grade I-III sprain of the same ankle.During the past 6 months: Grade II-III sprain, any other significant injury (such as fracture or torn ligament), or surgery (except for skin or nails) of the same ankle or foot.Pain or instability in the same ankle attributable to previous ankle sprain or any other trauma.Ankle sprain attributable to a known disease affecting the ligaments, such as ligament hyperlaxity due to connective tissue disease (e.g., Marfan's syndrome, Down's syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome).

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01272934

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NCH investigative site
Bad Nauheim, Germany
NCH investigative site
Brühl, Germany
NCH investigative site
Cologne, Germany
NCH investigative site
Essen, Germany
NCH investigative site
Gilching, Germany
NCH investigative site, Munich, Germany.
Munich, Germany
Sponsors and Collaborators

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Responsible Party: Novartis Identifier: NCT01272934    
Other Study ID Numbers: VOSG-P-318
First Posted: January 10, 2011    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: January 15, 2013
Last Update Posted: January 24, 2013
Last Verified: January 2013
Keywords provided by Novartis:
Ankle Sprain, soft tissue injury
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Sprains and Strains
Ankle Injuries
Wounds and Injuries
Leg Injuries
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Antirheumatic Agents
Cyclooxygenase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action