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Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability Study of N1539 in Subjects After Abdominal Laparoscopic Surgery

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: NCT01436032
Recruitment Status : Terminated
First Posted : September 19, 2011
Last Update Posted : March 14, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Alkermes, Inc.

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine the analgesic efficacy and safety of N1539 in subjects undergoing abdominal laparoscopic surgery.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Laparoscopic Surgery Drug: N1539 Drug: Ketorolac Tromethamine Drug: Placebo Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 50 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blind Study to Evaluate the Analgesic Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability of Intravenous N1539 in Subjects After Abdominal Laparoscopic Surgery
Study Start Date : October 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2012

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: N1539 15 mg Drug: N1539

Experimental: N1539 30 mg Drug: N1539

Active Comparator: Ketorolac
Drug: Ketorolac Tromethamine

Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Drug: Placebo

Experimental: N1539 7.5mg Drug: N1539

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Sum of the time-weighted pain intensity differences (SPID) as recorded on the Visual Analog Scale (VAS) from baseline (time 0) to 24 hours following the first dose of study medication (SPID 24) [ Time Frame: 0 to 24 hours ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Planning to undergo elective abdominal laparoscopic surgery involving a single site/organ and does not have intraperitoneal metastases suspected or identified

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Use of ketorolac is contraindicated
  • Use of general anesthesia is contraindicated
  • Has a medical condition that could adversely impact subject participation
  • Has diabetes mellitus and glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) >9.5 or history of prolonged uncontrolled diabetes
  • Body mass index (BMI) less than 18 or greater than 35
  • Has a history of intolerance or allergic reactions to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), Cox-2 inhibitors, aspirin or other salicylates
  • Known or suspected sleep apnea
  • History of Hepatitis B or C
  • Has a psychiatric disorder that impairs capability of subject to report pain
  • Known to have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) with carbon dioxide retention or chronic hypoxemia

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01436032

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United States, California
Lotus Clinical Research LLC
Pasadena, California, United States, 91105
Sponsors and Collaborators
Alkermes, Inc.
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Principal Investigator: Neil Singla, MD Lotus Clinical Research, LLC
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Alkermes, Inc. Identifier: NCT01436032    
Other Study ID Numbers: N1539-05
First Posted: September 19, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 14, 2012
Last Verified: March 2012
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Ketorolac Tromethamine
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