Acute Withdrawal From Smoked Cocaine - 9

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Information provided by:
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00000292
First received: September 20, 1999
Last updated: November 3, 2005
Last verified: April 1996
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to develop an experimental paradigm to examine acute withdrawal symptoms from cocaine.


Condition Intervention Phase
Cocaine-Related Disorders
Substance Withdrawal Syndrome
Substance-Related Disorders
Procedure: Cocaine
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Acute Withdrawal From Smoked Cocaine

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Further study details as provided by National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Behavioral
  • Subjective
  • Physiological measures

Estimated Enrollment: 0
Study Start Date: April 1996
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2001
Detailed Description:

Although there are clearly identifiable withdrawal syndromes following cessation of a number of abused drugs such as alcohol and heroin, it is unclear whether a withdrawal syndrome follows the cessation of crack cocaine. A laboratory model of withdrawal from smoked (crack) cocaine would provide a safe and systematic method of testing the efficacy of behavioral or pharmacological treatments for withdrawal symptoms following cocaine smoking cessation. Therefore, this study investigated acute behavioral, subjective, and physiological withdrawal symptomatology for 6 hrs following 7 deliveries of 2 dose sized (0.07 vs. 0.4 mg/kg) of smoked cocaine. The behavioral measure was performance on a computerized reaction time task, subjective measures included participant and observer ratings of mood and withdrawal symptomatology, and physiological measures comprised heart rate and blood pressure. It was hypothesized that signs and symptoms of withdrawal from smoked cocaine would be greater following the 0.4 mg/kg dose size, compared to the 0.07 mg/kg dose size.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 45 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

M/F ages 21-45 with a history of smoked cocaine use at least twice a week for the past six months, including 0.5 g of cocaine in a 24hr period on at least one occasion. In good health as evidenced by physical exam and complete blood count, chest X-ray and electrolyte and liver function tests, with a normal resting 12-lead electrocardiograph (ECG) and blood pressure of less than 140/90 mmHg. Using an acceptable method of birth control. Having a urine toxicology screen positive for cocaine metabolites.

Exclusion Criteria:

Any DSM-IV Axis I disorder other than cocaine abuse or dependence, or dependence or daily use of psychoactive drugs other than nicotine or caffeine. A history of violence and/or currently on probation, parole or awaiting trial. Pregnant as determined by serum pregnancy screen, lactating or having delivered a child in the past 12 months. Seropositive tests for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or hepatitis B. History of seizure disorder.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00000292

Locations
United States, Minnesota
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55455
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Dorothy Hatsukami, Ph.D. University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00000292     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NIDA-09259-9, P50-09259-9
Study First Received: September 20, 1999
Last Updated: November 3, 2005
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cocaine-Related Disorders
Disease
Substance Withdrawal Syndrome
Substance-Related Disorders
Chemically-Induced Disorders
Mental Disorders
Pathologic Processes
Cocaine
Anesthetics
Anesthetics, Local
Cardiovascular Agents
Central Nervous System Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Dopamine Agents
Dopamine Uptake Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Neurotransmitter Agents
Neurotransmitter Uptake Inhibitors
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Vasoconstrictor Agents

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