Diabetic Neuropathy, Painful | Study To Evaluate Efficacy, Safety And Tolerability Of Lyrica In Patients With Painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Diabetic Neuropathy, Painful research study

What is the primary objective of this study?

Pregabalin has proven effective in previous clinical trails in other countries in relieving neuropathic pain associated with postherpetic neuralgia and painful diabetic neuropathy. This study is being conducted according to China registration requirement to submit a reapplication with new local diabetic peripheral neuropathy study as a commitment plus the existing data to apply for Lyrica \"pain associated with postherpetic neuralgia\" indication after Lyrica \"pain associated with postherpetic neuralgia\" is approved.

Who is eligible to participate?

Inclusion Criteria: - Male and female subjects aged 18 years or older - Diagnosis of painful, distal, symmetrical, sensorimotor polyneuropathy which is due to diabetes mellitus (Type 1 or 2), and symptoms of painful diabetic neuropathy for 6 months to 5 years (inclusive). - At the baseline and randomization visits, a score of ≥50 mm on the Visual Analogue Scale, at randomization, subjects must have completed at least 5 daily pain interference diaries, and have an average daily pain score of ≥5 over the past 7 days. - Patient who are willing and capable to comply with scheduled visits, treatment plan, laboratory tests, and other study procedures. - Women of childbearing potential are willing to use contraception during study. Exclusion Criteria: - Subjects with more than 30% decrease on the Pain Visual Analog Scale at randomization as compared to screening; and during the 1 week screening period, with more than one pain score <3 in pain scores. - Subject has other kinds of neurological disorder, pain of other reason, or skin condition that could confuse the assessment. - Subject with any other serious or unstable condition which in the opinion of the investigator might compromise participation in the study.

Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?

Diabetic Neuropathy, Painful

Study Interventions

Interventions can include giving participants drugs, medical devices, procedures, vaccines, and other products that are either investigational or already available or noninvasive approaches such as surveys, education, and interviews.

Drug:PregabalinSubjects in the pregabalin group will start treatment with pregabalin capsule 150 mg/day for 1 week, then their dose will be increased to 300mg/day. After 1-week titration period, dose must be stable during study, no dose adjustment is permitted, and subject who cannot tolerate 300 mg/day pregabalin will be withdrawn. At the completion of the dose maintenance phase subjects will taper off study medication over a 1-week period. 300 mg/ day subjects will taper to 150 mg/ day.

Drug:Placebo matched with pregabalinSubject will take placebo matched with pregabalin twice a day.

Study Arms

Research studies and clinical trials typically have two or more research arms. An arm is a group of people who receive the same treatment in the study.

300 mg/day pregabalin (Lyrica)Patient take pregabalin capsule twice a day


Study Status


Start Date: July 2011

Completed Date: June 2014

Phase: Phase 3

Type: Interventional


Primary Outcome: Baseline Mean Pain Score

Secondary Outcome: Change From Baseline in Weekly Mean Pain Score at Weeks 1 to 9

Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references

Principal Investigator: Pfizer Call Center

Lead Sponsor: Pfizer


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