An Open Label, Dose Finding Trial of Viagra for the Treatment of Neuropathic Pain (in Diabetes Mellitus)

NCT00194909

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Peripheral Neuropathy Center - Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, New York, 10022, United States
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Eligibility Criteria
condition
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Diabetic Neuropathy
Sex
Females and Males
Age
Pediatric Trials: 0-17 Years
Adult Trials: 18+ Years
18 + years
Inclusion Criteria
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- Patients with signs and symptoms of a diabetic peripheral neuropathy as diagnosed by a neurologist with neuropathic pain will be included. The pain will have been present for at least 6 months. Patients may be on other medications for neuropathic pain such as anti-epileptic medications or tricyclic anti-depressants, however must be on a stable dose for 4 weeks prior to and during the study. Eligible patients must have a score of at least 40 on the VAS.

Exclusion Criteria
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- Previous adverse reaction to viagra


- Blood pressure < 90/50 or > 170/100


- unstable angina


- retinitis pigmentosa,


- myocardial infarction stroke or life-threatening arrhythmia within the last 6 months


- hemoglobulin A1c > 11


- HIV infection


- history of priapism


- hepatic or renal failure


- pregnancy


- current or past use of nitrates

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Diabetic NeuropathyAn Open Label, Dose Finding Trial of Viagra for the Treatment of Neuropathic Pain (in Diabetes Mellitus)
NCT00194909
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Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE An Open Label, Dose Finding Trial of Viagra for the Treatment of Neuropathic Pain (in Diabetes Mellitus)
Official Title  ICMJE An Open Label, Dose Finding Trial of Viagra for the Treatment of Neuropathic Pain (in Diabetes Mellitus)
Brief Summary The purpose of this study is to study if sildenafil (Viagra) is effective in improving neuropathic pain. This will be an open label study at 3 doses of sildenafil (25 mg, 50 mg and 100 mg). If this study suggests efficacy, the information will be used to plan a placebo controlled, double-blind study in the future.
Detailed Description

Neuropathic pain is a common problem resulting from a diverse group of disorders including nerve injuries and neuropathies related to diabetes and other disorders. Pharmacologic agents are available such as gabapentin, which can successfully treat many patients. For many however there is inadequate treatment available, due to lack of efficacy and poor tolerability and the need for new pharmacologic agents is recognized.

We propose to study if sildenafil is effective in improving neuropathic pain, in patients with diabetes mellitus. Our primary outcome will be a reduction in the weekly average 11 point Likert pain scale (0 - no pain, 10 - worst possible pain) at 8 weeks. Secondary outcomes will include the Rand-36 quality of life scale, McGill visual analogue scale (VAS) and a sleep interference scale.

This will be an open label study at 3 doses of sildenafil (25 mg, 50 mg and 100 mg). Patients will begin at 25 mg at night for 1 week. If pain continues, the dose will be increased to 50 mg at night for 1 week. If pain continues the dose will be increased to 100 mg at night. Subjects will be on the medication for 8 weeks. If this study suggests efficacy, the information will be used to plan a placebo controlled, double-blind study in the future.

We propose to study if sildenafil is effective in improving neuropathic pain. Our primary outcome will be a reduction in the weekly average 11 point Likert pain scale (0 - no pain, 10 - worst possible pain) at 8 weeks. Secondary outcomes will include the Rand-36 quality of life scale, McGill visual analogue scale (VAS) and a sleep interference scale.

This will be an open label study at 3 doses of sildenafil (25 mg, 50 mg and 100 mg). Patients will begin at 25 mg at night for 1 week. If pain continues, the dose will be increased to 50 mg at night for 1 week. If pain continues the dose will be increased to 100 mg at night. Subjects will be on the medication for 8 weeks. If this study suggests efficacy, the information will be used to plan a placebo controlled, double-blind study in the future.

Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Phase 4
Study Design  ICMJE Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition  ICMJE Diabetic Neuropathy
Intervention  ICMJE Drug: sildenafil (Viagra)
Study Arms  ICMJE Not Provided
Publications * Not Provided

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Completed
Actual Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: March 24, 2008)
8
Original Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: September 12, 2005)
10
Actual Study Completion Date  ICMJE July 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date July 2006   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with signs and symptoms of a diabetic peripheral neuropathy as diagnosed by a neurologist with neuropathic pain will be included. The pain will have been present for at least 6 months. Patients may be on other medications for neuropathic pain such as anti-epileptic medications or tricyclic anti-depressants, however must be on a stable dose for 4 weeks prior to and during the study. Eligible patients must have a score of at least 40 on the VAS.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previous adverse reaction to viagra
  • Blood pressure < 90/50 or > 170/100
  • unstable angina
  • retinitis pigmentosa,
  • myocardial infarction stroke or life-threatening arrhythmia within the last 6 months
  • hemoglobulin A1c > 11
  • HIV infection
  • history of priapism
  • hepatic or renal failure
  • pregnancy
  • current or past use of nitrates
Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study:All
Ages  ICMJE 18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers  ICMJE No
Contacts  ICMJE Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE United States
Removed Location Countries  
 
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT00194909
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE 1103-032
Has Data Monitoring Committee No
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE Not Provided
Responsible Party Thomas Brannagan, MD Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology, Weill Cornell Medical College
Study Sponsor  ICMJE Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Collaborators  ICMJE Pfizer
Investigators  ICMJE
Principal Investigator:Thomas H Brannagan, MDWeill Medical College of Cornell University
PRS Account Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Verification Date March 2008

ICMJE     Data element required by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors and the World Health Organization ICTRP