Pharmacokinetics and Tolerability Study of Tapentadol for Postsurgical Pain in Children and Adolescents

2014-08-27 03:13:16 | BioPortfolio


The purpose of this study is to evaluate the pharmacokinetic (PK) profile of a single dose of tapentadol oral solution (OS) 1 mg/kg in children and adolescents aged from 6 to less than 18 years with acute, moderate to severe postsurgical pain.


This is a multicenter, open-label (all people involved know the identity of the intervention), single-dose study to evaluate the pharmacokinetic (PK) profile (how drugs are absorbed in the body, how they are distributed within the body and how they are removed from the body over time), safety and tolerability of tapentadol 1 mg/kg OS in children aged from 6 to less than 18 years after scheduled surgical procedures that routinely produce acute, moderate to severe postsurgical pain. A screening phase, as per standard of care but not exceeding 30 days, will include the preoperative evaluation, the surgical procedure and its immediate post recovery, and will be followed by the open-label treatment phase and end-of-study assessments. Study drug administration will take place after the surgery has been completed, when the patient is alert, orientated, able to follow commands and complete the required postoperative procedures, and able to tolerate fluid and medication orally. Confinement to the study center for a patient will be as per standard of care, and will include the surgery, the entire 15-hour postdose evaluation period and the end-of-study evaluations. Children with a body weight less than 20 kg will be dosed with the 4 mg/mL tapentadol OS single dose and children with a body weight of 20 kg or greater will be dosed with the 20 mg/mL tapentadol OS single dose.

Study Design

Endpoint Classification: Pharmacokinetics Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment


Pain, Postoperative


Tapentadol (OS) Oral Solution


District of Columbia
United States


Not yet recruiting


Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:13:16-0400

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