Study of the Effectiveness and Tolerability of OROS Hydromorphone HCI SR(Slow-release) Tablets and Immediate-Release Hydromorphone Tablets in Patients With Chronic Pain

2014-08-27 03:41:08 | BioPortfolio


The purpose of this study was to characterize a safe and effective means of conversion and titration to an appropriate dose of hydromorphone HCI, to demonstrate comparable efficacy of OROS hydromorphone HCI SR (slow release) and hydromorphone HCI IR (immediate release) following administration of approximately equivalent total daily doses and demonstrate a significant dose-response relationship between OROS hydromorphone HCI SR (slow release) for breakthrough pain medication use or alternatively, diary-based analgesic scores


This was a randomized (patients are assigned different treatments based on chance), double-blind (neither the patient nor the physician knows whether drug or placebo is being taken, or at what dosage), repeated-dose, three-arm parallel group study conducted in three phases. Following a Prior Opioid Stabilization Phase, wherein patients were required to be on a stable dose of chronic opioid therapy, patients were converted, titrated and stabilized on hydromorphone HCI IR (immediate release) to achieve acceptable levels of analgesia in the Open-Label Hydromorphone HCI IR (immediate release) Conversion, Titration, and Stabilization Phase. Supplementary hydromorphone HCI IR (immediate release) was provided for breakthrough pain, and patients were considered stabilized on hydromorphone HCI IR (immediate release) when the total daily dose of hydromorphone HCI IR (immediate release) remained unchanged with no more than three hydromorphone HCI IR (immediate release) breakthrough pain medication doses per day for 2 consecutive days. Patients who were able to achieve a stable total daily dose of at least 20 mg but not more than 60 mg of hydromorphone HCI IR (immediate release) (exclusive of breakthrough pain medication) within the 14 day Open-Label hydromorphone HCI IR (immediate release) Conversion, Titration, and Stabilization Phase of the study entered the Double-Blind, Randomized, Repeat Dosing Phase of the study. Patients were randomized to receive 7 days of either OROS hydromorphone HCI SR (slow release) at a daily dose approximately equal to their stabilized total daily dose of hydromorphone HCI IR (immediate release), OROS hydromorphone HCI SR (slow release) at a daily dose approximately equal to one-half their stabilized total daily dose of hydromorphone HCI IR (immediate release) (1/2 OROS hydromorphone slow release), or hydromorphone HCI IR (immediate release) at the same daily dose on which they were stabilized (hydromorphone immediate release). Patients who completed the study were eligible for participation in an open-label OROS hydromorphone SR (slow release) long-term extension study (Protocol DO-109). OROS hydromorphone slow release 8, 16 and 32 mg tablets, hydromorphone immediate release 2 and 4 mg tablets, placebo immediate release 2 and 4 mg tablets and placebo slow release 8, 16, and 32 mg tablets taken orally for 7 days

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double-Blind, Primary Purpose: Treatment




OROS Hydromorphone HCI SR (slow release)




Alza Corporation, DE, USA

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