Efficacy of Diclofenac BCG Irrigations
Bladder Cancer
Conditions: Keywords
Study Type
Study Phase
Phase 3
Study Design
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Prevention
Name: Abitren Type: Drug
Name: Placebo Type: Drug
Overall Status
Not yet recruiting
This study is designed to test the effectiveness of diclofenac suppositories in the prophylaxis of side effects caused by BCG bladder irrigations in bladder cancer patients.
Detailed Description
This study is designed as a double blind placebo controlled randomized study to evaluate the effectiveness of diclofenac suppositories in the prevention of side effects of BCG bladder irrigation in bladder cancer patients. After signing an informed consent, the patients will be randomized to either receive an unmarked suppository of Diclofenac or a placebo suppository. The effectiveness of the drug will be tested weekly by quality of life questionnaires and bladder symptom questionnaire. Another questionnaire is designed to monitor the time in minutes that the BCG is retained in the bladder before the patients urinates.
Criteria for eligibility
Healthy Volunteers: No
Maximum Age: 80 Years
Minimum Age: 20 Years
Gender: Both
Criteria: Inclusion Criteria:

1. Bladder urothelial carcinoma patients scheduled fo a set of 6 BCG bladder irrigations at the Carmel Medical Centre

2. Male and female

3. Age 20-80.

4. Patients capable of understanding reading and signing the informed consent form in Hebrew.

Exclusion Criteria:

1. Diclofenac hypersensitivity

2. Pregnancy, Lactation

3. Elevated creatinine at baseline (male > 1.2 mg/% female 1.0 mg/%)

4. Peptic gastric or duodenal ulcer

5. Acute or chronic inflammation of the rectum/ anus (diarrhea, rectal bleeding)

6. Gross hematuria (which is per se a contraindication for BCG irrigation)
Start Date
May 2012
Carmel Medical Center
Carmel Medical Center
Record processing date
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on July 28, 2015
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