The Influence of the Menstrual Cycle on Lithium and Sertraline Blood Levels

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified June 2011 by Weill Medical College of Cornell University.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
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Weill Medical College of Cornell University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01385709
First received: June 13, 2011
Last updated: June 28, 2011
Last verified: June 2011

June 13, 2011
June 28, 2011
August 2008
August 2012   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • blood levels of lithium or sertraline [ Time Frame: 5-9 days after menstrual cycle onset ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Determine whether the blood levels of lithium or sertraline are affected by different phases of the menstrual cycle.
  • Fluctuations in symptom severity [ Time Frame: 5-9 days after onset of menstrual cycle ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Determine whether there is a fluctuation in symptom severity during different phases of the menstrual cycle.
  • blood levels of lithium or sertraline [ Time Frame: 5-9 days before onset of next menstrual cycle ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Determine whether the blood levels of lithium or sertraline are affected by different phases of the menstrual cycle.
  • Fluctuations in symptom severity [ Time Frame: 5-9 days before onset of next menstrual cycle ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Determine whether there is a fluctuation in symptom severity during different phases of the menstrual cycle.
Same as current
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  • Correlations between Symptom Severity and Blood Levels of Drugs [ Time Frame: 5-9 days after onset of menstrual cycle ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Determine whether there is a correlation between blood levels of lithium or sertraline and symptom severity during different phases of the menstrual cycle.
  • Correlations between Symptom Severity and Blood Levels of Drugs [ Time Frame: 5-9 days before onset of next menstrual cycle ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Determine whether there is a correlation between blood levels of lithium or sertraline and symptom severity during different phases of the menstrual cycle.
Same as current
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The Influence of the Menstrual Cycle on Lithium and Sertraline Blood Levels
The Influence of the Menstrual Cycle on Lithium and Sertraline Blood Levels

The aim of this study is to determine whether blood levels of lithium or sertraline are affected by different phases of the menstrual cycle and whether there is an effect on psychiatric symptoms. Subjects are seen for two visits: one visit during the luteal phase and one visit during the follicular phase of the menstrual cycle. On each visit, they will fill out a depression, anxiety and mania rating scale. Also at each visit a 20mL blood sample will be drawn to measure progesterone level and either a lithium or sertraline level, depending on which medication the patient takes. The primary hypothesis in this study is that blood levels of lithium and sertraline will be significantly lower in women during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle than during the follicular phase. Examination will also be made of whether symptoms will increase in severity during the luteal phase as compared to the follicular phase. The investigators expect a negative linear association between symptom severity and blood level, i.e. expect symptom severity to worsen as blood levels of lithium or sertraline decrease.

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Observational
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
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Retention:   Samples Without DNA
Description:

Whole blood will be drawn.

Non-Probability Sample

The specific psychiatric diagnoses anticipated in the subject pool include the conditions that lithium and sertraline are indicated to treat, including Bipolar Affective Disorders, Cyclothymic Disorder, Schizoaffective Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Dysthymic Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, and Social Anxiety Disorder.

  • Bipolar Affective Disorders
  • Cyclothymic Disorder
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Dysthymic Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
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  • Sertraline
    Therefore, patients who are already taking psychotropic medications, and therefore are currently in treatment for a psychiatric illness, will be recruited. The specific psychiatric diagnoses anticipated in the subject pool include the conditions that sertraline is indicated to treat, including Bipolar Affective Disorders, Cyclothymic Disorder, Schizoaffective Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Dysthymic Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, and Social Anxiety Disorder. Patients must be female, between the ages of 18-40, taking either sertraline on a daily basis for at least one week. Exclusion criteria include 1) currently pregnant or breastfeeding, 2) concurrent use of any form of hormonal birth control, including oral contraceptive pills, Norplant or Depo-provera, 3) hepatic or renal disease, 4) irregular menstrual cycles.
  • Lithium
    Therefore, patients who are already taking psychotropic medications, and therefore are currently in treatment for a psychiatric illness, will be recruited. The specific psychiatric diagnoses anticipated in the subject pool include the conditions that lithium is indicated to treat, including Bipolar Affective Disorders, Cyclothymic Disorder, Schizoaffective Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Dysthymic Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, and Social Anxiety Disorder. Patients must be female, between the ages of 18-40, taking lithium on a daily basis for at least one week. Exclusion criteria include 1) currently pregnant or breastfeeding, 2) concurrent use of any form of hormonal birth control, including oral contraceptive pills, Norplant or Depo-provera, 3) hepatic or renal disease, 4) irregular menstrual cycles.
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Recruiting
60
August 2012
August 2012   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18-40 year old female
  • women currently taking Lithium or Sertraline

Exclusion Criteria:

  • currently pregnant or breastfeeding
  • concurrent use of any form of hormonal birth control, including oral contraceptive pills, Norplant or Depo-provera
  • hepatic or renal disease
  • irregular menstrual cycles.
Female
18 Years to 40 Years
No
Contact: Margareth V Del Cid, MA 646-962-8311 mvd2003@med.cornell.edu
United States
 
NCT01385709
0310006393
No
Mallay Occhiogrosso, M.D./Assistant Attending Psychiatrist/Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
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Principal Investigator: Mallay B Occhiogrosso, M.D. Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
June 2011

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