Effect of Extended-release Oxymorphone Taking With or Without Food on Cognitive Functioning

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
MedVadis Research Corporation
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: June 29, 2009
Last updated: September 8, 2011
Last verified: September 2011
The purpose of the study is to determine whether extended-release oxymorphone hydrochloride taken orally with a high-fat meal, generating an approximately 50% higher Cmax, impacts cognitive functioning, using Cambridge Neuropsychological Test Automated Battery (CANTAB) tests, to a greater extent than when taking under conditions of fasting.

Condition Intervention Phase
Chronic Pain
Drug: Oxymorphone ER (Opana ER)
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Pharmacodynamics Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effect of Extended-release Oxymorphone Hydrochloride (Opana® ER), Taken Fasting Versus With Food, on Cognitive Functioning in Opioid-tolerant Subjects: a Randomized, Single-blinded, Cross-over Study

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Rapid Visual Information Processing Test [ Time Frame: 1 and 3 hours postdose ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Spatial Recognition Memory test [ Time Frame: 1 and 3 hours postdose ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Spatial Working Memory Test [ Time Frame: 1 and 3 hours postdose ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Verbal Recognition Memory Test [ Time Frame: 1 and 3 hours postdose ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: May 2009
Study Completion Date: November 2009
Primary Completion Date: November 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Intervention Details:
    Drug: Oxymorphone ER (Opana ER)
    40 mg qd twice
    Other Name: Opana ER

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Man or woman, 18-65 years of age, inclusive
  2. Able to provide informed consent and comply with all study procedures
  3. Women of childbearing potential with a negative urine pregnancy test at screening and on adequate contraception
  4. Chronic, non-malignant, painful condition, treated with long-acting opioid (methadone, OxyContin®, MS Contin®, Kadian®, Avinza®, Fentanyl®, Opana® ER)
  5. Opioid treatment for at least 3 months prior to screening at a minimum dose of 90 mg of morphine equivalents per day or 50 mcg of the fentanyl transdermal patch
  6. Dose of opioid treatment stable for at least 1 week prior to screening and expected to be stable from screening through end of second testing
  7. Weight at screening 100-300 pounds, inclusive

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Pregnant or breastfeeding
  2. Gastrointestinal disorder or S/P gastrointestinal surgery impacting absorption of study medication (delayed gastric emptying, partial or complete gastrectomy)
  3. Alcohol or substance abuse within 2 years of screening
  4. Consumption of alcohol within 24 hours of a screening or testing visit
  5. Consumption of xanthine-containing beverages (coffee, tea, coke) on the morning of a screening or testing visit
  6. Impaired kidney or liver function (transaminase levels more than 3 times elevated; estimated creatinine clearance less than 50 mL/min)
  7. Epworth sleepiness scale (ESS) score 16 or higher at screening
  8. Medically concerning hypertension (≥ 160/100) or unstable cardiovascular illness
  9. Any clinically significant illness that would interfere with study participation or put the subject at risk
  10. Exposure to investigational medication within 30 days of screening
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00930943

United States, Massachusetts
MedVadis Research Corporation
Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts, United States, 02481
Sponsors and Collaborators
MedVadis Research Corporation
Principal Investigator: Egilius LH Spierings, MD, PhD MedVadis Research Corporation
  More Information

Responsible Party: MedVadis Research Corporation
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00930943     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2009-133A 
Study First Received: June 29, 2009
Last Updated: September 8, 2011
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by MedVadis Research Corporation:
opioid tolerant
chronic pain

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Chronic Pain
Nervous System Diseases
Neurologic Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms
Adjuvants, Anesthesia
Analgesics, Opioid
Central Nervous System Depressants
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents

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