Spinal Disorders | An Interventional Study to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of Oxycodone/Naloxone in Korean Patients With Spinal Disorders

Spinal Disorders research study

What is the primary objective of this study?

Study Objectives: 1. Primary objective - To assess the pain reduction after 8 weeks treatment from baseline (week 0) 2. Secondary objectives - To assess the pain reduction after 4 weeks treatment from baseline (week 0) - To assess the EQ-5D - To assess physician's overall satisfaction - To assess subject's overall satisfaction - To assess safety

Who is eligible to participate?

Inclusion Criteria: - Male or female ≥ 20 and <80 years of age - Patients who have spinal disorders related pain for over 90days - Patients who have moderate to severe pain intensity which is not controlled with weak opioids or NSAIDs: NRS ≥ 4 - Naïve patients for Oxycodone/Naloxone - Naïve patients for strong opioid - Patients who signed a written informed consent form Exclusion Criteria: - Women of child-bearing potential, defined as all women physiologically capable of becoming pregnant. - Pregnant or nursing (lactating) women, where pregnancy is defined as the state of a female after conception and until the termination of gestation, confirmed by a positive urine pregnancy test - Patients with known hypersensitivity to Oxycodone/Naloxone or to any of the excipients - Patients with severe respiratory depression with hypoxia and/or hypercapnoea - Patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease - Patients with cor pulmonale - Patients with severe bronchial asthma - Patients who have been diagnosed or is suspected of having paralytic or obstructive ileus.Patients with moderate to severe hepatic impairment - Targin(R) product contains lactose. Patients with rare hereditary problems of galactose intolerance, Lapp lactase deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption should not take - Abnormal aspartate aminotransferase (AST; SGOT), alanine aminotransferase (ALT; SGPT), or alkaline phosphatase levels (>2.5 times the upper limit of normal, it is allowed >5 times the upper limit of normal in case of transition in liver) or an abnormal total bilirubin and/or creatinine level (s)(greater than 1.5 times the upper limit of normal), gamma glutamyl transpeptidase (GGT or GGTP) ≥ 3 times the upper limit of normal - Patients with uncontrolled seizures - Requiring interventional treatment for pain such as neurodestructive procedure or regional infusion - Patients with increased intracranial pressure - In the investigator's opinion, subjects who are receiving hypnotics or central nervous system (CNS) depressants that may pose a risk of additional CNS depression with opioid study medication - Patients with myxodema, not adequately treated hypothyroidism or Addisons disease - Patients receiving opioid substitution therapy for opioid addiction (e.g. methadone or buprenorphine) - Clinically significant impairment of cardiovascular, respiratory and renal function - Major surgery within 1 month prior to screening or planned surgery - Mainly pain originated other than spinal disorders disease - Non-malignant patients or cancer patients who are receiving any oncology treatment that could affect the measure of pain control - Patients with uncontrolled constipation regardless of laxative use and/or laxative type - With a disability that may prevent the patient from completing all study requirements and in particular, interfere with 24hrs pain intensity score - Patients known to have, or suspected of having a history of drug abuse - Patients with history of opioid or drug dependence - Any situation where opioids are contraindicated - Patient who needs acute dose titration or whose pain intensity fluctuate significantly in a short period according to investigator's judgment - Having used other investigational drugs at the time of enrollment No additional exclusions may be applied by the investigator, in order to ensure that the study population will be representative of all eligible patients.

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

Spinal Disorders

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:Oxycodone/naloxoneTargin 5mg, 10mg, 20mg up to 40mg b.i.d

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.

Oxycodone/NaloxoneSingle-arm study

Study Status


Start Date: September 2012

Completed Date: July 2013

Phase: Phase 4

Type: Interventional


Primary Outcome: Change From Baseline in Pain Intensity of Patient With Spinal Disorder as Measured by NRS.

Secondary Outcome: The Change in Quality of Life (EQ-5D) at Week 8 of Treatment With the Study Drug From Baseline

Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references

Principal Investigator: Sung Soo Shung

Lead Sponsor: Mundipharma Korea Ltd


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