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Registration number
NCT00101998
Ethics application status
Date submitted
18/01/2005
Date registered
19/01/2005
Date last updated
30/08/2017

Titles & IDs
Public title
Study Of Alvimopan Drug For Treatment Of Constipation Due To Prescription Pain Medication
Scientific title
A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Multicenter Phase IIb Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Multiple Alvimopan Dosage Regimens for the Treatment of Opioid-Induced Bowel Dysfunction in Cancer Pain Subjects
Secondary ID [1] 0 0
767905/008
Secondary ID [2] 0 0
3753-009
Universal Trial Number (UTN)
Trial acronym
Linked study record

Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
Constipation 0 0
Bowel Dysfunction 0 0
Condition category
Condition code
Oral and Gastrointestinal 0 0 0 0
Other diseases of the mouth, teeth, oesophagus, digestive system including liver and colon

Intervention/exposure
Study type
Interventional
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
Treatment: Drugs - alvimopan
Treatment: Drugs - placebo

Experimental: Alvimopan 0.5 mg Twice Daily (BID) - 0.5 milligrams (mg) of alvimopan was administered orally BID for 3 weeks.

Experimental: Alvimopan 1 mg Once Daily (QD) - 0.5 mg of alvimopan was administered orally QD for 3 days, then 1 mg of alvimopan QD for the remaining 3 weeks. Placebo was administered orally QD to maintain the blind.
A protocol amendment dropped this arm because another study had demonstrated 1 mg QD treatment to have similar efficacy but a less favorable gastrointestinal-related safety profile compared with 0.5 mg BID treatment.

Experimental: Alvimopan 1 mg Twice Daily (BID) - 0.5 mg of alvimopan was administered orally BID for 3 days, then 1 mg of alvimopan BID for the remaining 3 weeks.

Placebo Comparator: Placebo - Placebo was administered orally BID for 3 weeks.


Treatment: Drugs: alvimopan


Treatment: Drugs: placebo


Intervention code [1] 0 0
Treatment: Drugs
Comparator / control treatment
Control group

Outcomes
Primary outcome [1] 0 0
Change in weekly SCBM frequency. A SCBM is a spontaneous and complete bowel movement, which means a bowel movement that occurs with no laxative use in the prior 24 hours and leaves the subject with the feeling of complete evacuation of the rectum.
Timepoint [1] 0 0
Secondary outcome [1] 0 0
Additional measures of Bowel movement (BM) frequency and symptoms, safety profile of the treatment regimens and any changes in pain intensity or opioid use.
Timepoint [1] 0 0

Eligibility
Key inclusion criteria
Inclusion criteria:

- Participant is in any stage of cancer but has a minimum life expectancy of at least 3
months at the time of the Screening Visit.

- Participant is taking opioid therapy for persistent cancer pain.

- Participant meets the definition of opioid-induced bowel dysfunction as follows: Since
starting opioid therapy, the subject has had decreased bowel movement (BM) frequency
and at least one of the following constipation symptoms [sensation of incomplete
evacuation, difficulty in expelling stool (straining), hard stools (abnormal stool
consistency)].

- Participant understands the procedures, agrees to participate in the study, and has
signed and dated the informed consent form prior to the initiation of any
study-related activities, including discontinuation of pre-study laxative regimen or
other prohibited medications.

- Participant is able and willing to comply with a daily paper diary and is capable of
completing paper questionnaires at study visits.
Minimum age
18 Years
Maximum age
No limit
Gender
Both males and females
Can healthy volunteers participate?
No
Key exclusion criteria
Exclusion criteria:

- Participant is pregnant or lactating, or planning to become pregnant.

- Participant is not ambulatory.

- Participant has participated in another trial with an investigational drug
(unapproved), device or procedure within 30 days of the Screening Visit.

- Participant is unable to eat, drink, take/hold down oral medications.

- Participant is taking opioids for the management of drug addiction.

- Participant is unable or unwilling to discontinue the use of and/or refrain from using
laxatives of all types and formulation at the Screening Visit and throughout the
entire study.

- Participant has severe constipation that has not been appropriately managed such that
the subject is at immediate risk of developing serious complications of constipation.
This would include a subject who has reported no bowel movement for 7 consecutive days
prior to the Screening Visit.

- Participant with gastrointestinal or pelvic disorders known to affect bowel transit,
produce gastrointestinal (GI) obstruction, or contribute to bowel dysfunction.

- Participant is currently taking vinca alkyloids or plans to take vinca alkyloids
during the study.

- Participant is currently undergoing abdominal radiation therapy and/or plans to
undergo abdominal radiation therapy during the study.

- Participant is human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected, has active hepatitis (any
subtype including ongoing chronic hepatitis B), or has ever been infected with
hepatitis C.

Study design
Purpose of the study
Treatment
Allocation to intervention
Randomised controlled trial
Procedure for enrolling a subject and allocating the treatment (allocation concealment procedures)
Methods used to generate the sequence in which subjects will be randomised (sequence generation)
Masking / blinding
Blinded (masking used)
Who is / are masked / blinded?
The people receiving the treatment/s


The people analysing the results/data
Intervention assignment
Parallel
Other design features
Phase
Phase 2
Type of endpoint(s)
Statistical methods / analysis

Recruitment
Recruitment status
Completed
Data analysis
Reason for early stopping/withdrawal
Other reasons
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Anticipated
Actual
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Anticipated
Actual
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Actual
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Final
Recruitment in Australia
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GSK Investigational Site - St Leonards
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2065 - St Leonards
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4020 - Redcliffe
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4101 - South Brisbane
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5041 - Daw Park
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3144 - Malvern
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Funding & Sponsors
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Cubist Pharmaceuticals LLC
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GlaxoSmithKline
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Ethics approval
Ethics application status

Summary
Brief summary
A multicenter study to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of multiple dosage regimens of
an investigational drug for the treatment of constipation due to prescription pain medication
in subjects with cancer pain. The study will require five visits over a five-week period.
Trial website
https://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00101998
Trial related presentations / publications
Public notes

Contacts
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GSK Clinical Trials, MD
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GlaxoSmithKline
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Summary results
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