Efficacy and Safety of Intranasal Morphine for Pain After Third Molar Extraction

2014-08-27 03:41:59 | BioPortfolio


This study involves approximately 200 patients designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of intranasal (IN) morphine 7.5 mg and 15 mg, intravenous morphine (IV) 7.5 mg, immediate release oral (PO) morphine 60 mg or placebo in patients with acute postsurgical pain following third molar extraction.


Diagnosis and Main Criteria for Inclusion: Dental outpatients undergoing the removal of 3 or more third molars (2 of which were required to be mandibular and both must be bony impacted third molars).

Study Design

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


Post-Operative Pain


Intranasal Placebo, Intranasal Morphine 15 mg, Immediate Release Oral Morphine 60 mg, Intravenous morphine, Intranasal morphine 7.5 mg, Oral placebo, Intravenous placebo




Javelin Pharmaceuticals

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The principal alkaloid in opium and the prototype opiate analgesic and narcotic. Morphine has widespread effects in the central nervous system and on smooth muscle.

An opioid analgesic made from MORPHINE and used mainly as an analgesic. It has a shorter duration of action than morphine.

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