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An Open-label, Multicenter Study of the Safety of Twice Daily Oxycodone Hydrochloride Controlled-release Tablets in Opioid Experienced Children From Ages 6 to 16 Years Old, Inclusive, With Moderate to Severe Malignant and/or Nonmalignant Pain Requiring Opioid Analgesics

Phase 3
6 Years
16 Years
Open (Enrolling)

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Trial Information

An Open-label, Multicenter Study of the Safety of Twice Daily Oxycodone Hydrochloride Controlled-release Tablets in Opioid Experienced Children From Ages 6 to 16 Years Old, Inclusive, With Moderate to Severe Malignant and/or Nonmalignant Pain Requiring Opioid Analgesics

Inclusion Criteria

Inclusion Criteria include:

- Male and female patients aged 6 to 16 years, inclusive, who are expected to require
ongoing around-the-clock opioid treatment equivalent to at least 20-mg daily dose of
oxycodone for at least 2 weeks for management of moderate to severe (based on the
investigator's judgment) malignant or nonmalignant pain.

- Patients must be opioid tolerant, ie, have been treated with opioids for at least the
5 consecutive days prior to dosing and with at least 20 mg daily of oxycodone or the
equivalent during at least the last 48 hours prior to the start of study drug dosing
and have tolerated the therapy, as demonstrated at the start of study drug dosing.

- Patients who are currently using transdermal fentanyl should have been on the patch
for at least 3 days before removing the patch and oxycodone hydrochloride (HCl)
controlled-release (CR) treatment can only be initiated at least 18 hours following
the removal of the transdermal fentanyl patch.

- Patients must not require more than a 240-mg total daily dose of oxycodone HCl CR

- Patients must be willing and able to swallow the oxycodone HCl CR tablets whole.

- Patients must not be currently on an investigational medication/therapy at the start
of screening or during the study.

Exclusion Criteria include:

- Female patients who are pregnant or lactating.

- Patients who are allergic to oxycodone or have a history of allergies to other
opioids (this criterion does not include patients who have experienced common opioid
side effects [eg, nausea, constipation]).

- Patients who have received epidural opioids < 2 hours prior to the first dose of
study drug or who have received epidural morphine < 12 hours prior to the first dose
of study drug.

- Patients who are contraindicated for the use of opioids.

- Patients who are contraindicated for blood sampling.

- Patients who are currently being maintained on methadone for pain.

- Patients who have any planned surgery during the course of the study, with the
exception of the placement of central or peripheral venous access devices.

- Patients who have had surgery within 5 days prior to Day 1 (day of first dose of
study drug).

- Patients who, in the investigator's opinion, have an underlying gastrointestinal
condition or other disorder that may predispose them to obstruction.

Other protocol-specific inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply.

Type of Study:


Study Design:

Endpoint Classification: Safety Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Outcome Measure:

The number of participants with adverse events as a measure of safety.

Outcome Time Frame:

Up to 4 weeks (during the study) and 7-10 days poststudy (safety follow-up assessment).

Safety Issue:



United States: Food and Drug Administration

Study ID:




Start Date:

November 2010

Completion Date:

August 2013

Related Keywords:

  • Pain
  • Malignant pain
  • Nonmalignant pain
  • Pediatric
  • Opioid
  • Moderate to severe malignant or nonmalignant pain



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