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A Safety and Efficacy Study of Xyrem® (Sodium Oxybate) to Treat Fibromyalgia.

2014-08-27 03:40:39 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The objective of this trial is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of Xyrem® compared to placebo for the treatment of fibromyalgia in a randomized, double blind, placebo controlled, parallel group trial.

Description

The trial is a randomized, double blind, placebo controlled, parallel group trial in subjects diagnosed with fibromyalgia in accordance with the American College of Rheumatology. Total duration is up to twenty-two (22) weeks of trial participation. Subjects will undergo a screening and withdrawal/washout period lasting up to five (5) weeks combined followed by baseline period lasting one (1) week. Total treatment duration will be fourteen (14) weeks followed by a two week safety follow-up post treatment period. During the screening and withdrawal/washout period, no study medication will be given; however rescue medication up to 4 grams per day of acetaminophen (paracetemol) will be allowed.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Fibromyalgia

Intervention

placebo, Xyrem®

Location

East Alabama Arthritis Center
Auburn
Alabama
United States
36830

Status

Completed

Source

Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:40:39-0400

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