Dronabinol Versus Placebo in Treatment and Prevention of Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy (HAART)-Related Nausea and Vomiting

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Solvay Pharmaceuticals
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00642499
First received: March 21, 2008
Last updated: April 1, 2008
Last verified: March 2008
  Purpose

The primary purpose of this study is to determine if dronabinol is effective in preventing or treating nausea caused by HAART (highly active anti-retroviral therapy) in HIV and AIDS patients


Condition Intervention Phase
Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART)-Related Nausea and Vomiting
HIV Infections
Drug: Dronabinol
Drug: Placebo
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Parallel-Group, Pilot Study of Oral Dronabinol Versus Placebo in the Treatment or Prevention of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART)-Related Nausea and Vomiting

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Further study details as provided by Solvay Pharmaceuticals:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The absence of nausea as indicated by a visual analog scale (VAS) score < 5 mm [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of episodes vomiting/retching [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Duration of nausea, vomiting/retching [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Intensity of nausea by VAS [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Appetite stimulation by VAS [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 103
Study Start Date: August 2003
Study Completion Date: April 2005
Primary Completion Date: April 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 Drug: Dronabinol
2.5 mg to 40 mg
Placebo Comparator: 2 Drug: Placebo
placebo

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adherence to prior or current HAART was or is being compromised, or HAART was discontinued/interrupted due to nausea/vomiting; or beginning HAART or switching from a regimen at the time of screening for this study that did not produce significant nausea and/or vomiting to a regimen with zidovudine or a protease inhibitor (with or without low dose ritonavir).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects with recent (within 30 days of randomization) or current opportunistic infection or neoplasm characteristic of AIDS (Category C of the CDC Classification System for HIV-1 infection, 1993 Revised Version).
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00642499

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Solvay Pharmaceuticals
Investigators
Study Director: Global Clinical Director Solvay Solvay Pharmaceuticals
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Vickie Baranowski, Solvay Pharmaceuticals
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00642499     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: S175.2.101
Study First Received: March 21, 2008
Last Updated: April 1, 2008
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Solvay Pharmaceuticals:
HIV
AIDS
nausea
vomiting
HAART
Treatment Experienced
HIV Infections

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Nausea
Vomiting
Infection
HIV Infections
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive
Signs and Symptoms
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases
Slow Virus Diseases
Dronabinol
Hallucinogens
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions
Central Nervous System Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Psychotropic Drugs
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Analgesics
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Cannabinoid Receptor Agonists
Cannabinoid Receptor Modulators
Neurotransmitter Agents

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