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Efficacy And Safety Of Controlled-Release Oxycodone For The Management Of Moderate-To-Severe Chronic Non-Cancer Pain In Japanese Patients: Results From An Open-Label Study

Authors Kawamata M, Iseki M, Kawakami M, Yabuki S, Sasaki T, Ishida M, Nishiyori A, Hida H, Kikuchi S

Received 29 March 2019

Accepted for publication 19 October 2019

Published 23 December 2019 Volume 2019:12 Pages 3423—3436


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Editor who approved publication: Dr Michael A Überall

Mikito Kawamata,1 Masako Iseki,2 Mamoru Kawakami,3 Shoji Yabuki,4 Takuma Sasaki,5 Mitsuhiro Ishida,5 Atsushi Nishiyori,5 Hideaki Hida,6 Shin-ichi Kikuchi4

1Department of Anesthesiology and Resuscitology, Shinshu University School of Medicine, Matsumoto, Japan; 2Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Juntendo University Faculty of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan; 3Spine Care Center, Wakayama Medical University Kihoku Hospital, Wakayama, Japan; 4Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Fukushima Medical University School of Medicine, Fukushima, Japan; 5Clinical Development Department, Shionogi & Co., Ltd., Osaka, Japan; 6Biostatistics Center, Shionogi & Co., Ltd., Osaka, Japan

Correspondence: Takuma Sasaki
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Purpose: To assess the efficacy and safety of S-8117, an oral, controlled-release formulation of oxycodone hydrochloride, in Japanese patients with chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP).
Patients and methods: In this multicenter, non-randomized, open-label, 2-part (part 1, dose-titration followed by maintenance period; part 2, long-term administration period) study at 38 centers in Japan (2013–2015), adult patients with CNCP for ≥12 weeks were administered S-8117. The primary endpoint was proportion of patients with successful maintenance of pain control in part 1 and long-term safety in part 2. Secondary endpoints included time to inadequate analgesia, rate of transition to the maintenance period, and discontinuation due to inadequate analgesia/adverse events (AEs), Brief Pain Inventory (BPI) pain severity, BPI pain interference, 36-item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) score, and Western Ontario and McMaster Universities (WOMAC) index, Subjective Opioid Withdrawal Scale (SOWS), Clinical Opioid Withdrawal Scale (COWS), Dependency-2-A (D-2-A), and Dependency-2-B (D-2-B) questionnaires.
Results: Of 130 patients (mean age, 63.6 years; women, 62.3%) in the dose-titration period, 95 entered the maintenance period; 60 of 83 who entered the long-term administration period completed it. The proportion of patients (95% confidence interval) with successful maintenance of pain control, transition to maintenance period, and discontinuation due to inadequate analgesia/AEs was 78.9% (69.4–86.6), 73.1% (64.6–80.5), and 21.1% (13.4–30.6), respectively. Time to inadequate analgesia could not be estimated. Changes from baseline in BPI, SF-36, and WOMAC index scores suggested improvements in pain relief and quality of life. Based on the SOWS, COWS, D-2-A and D-2-B questionnaires, no patient developed clinically relevant withdrawal syndrome or was ascertained to have developed drug dependence. Overall, the incidence of treatment-emergent AEs (TEAEs) was 93.8%; most common TEAEs were constipation (49.2%), nausea (42.3%), nasopharyngitis (34.6%), and somnolence (32.3%).
Conclusion: These results demonstrate the efficacy and safety of S-8117 in Japanese patients with CNCP.

Keywords: analgesics, chronic pain, Japan, opioids

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