Do Treatments for Smoking Cessation Affect Alcohol Drinking? Study 1: Nicotine Replacement Therapy

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sherry McKee, Yale University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00699556
First received: December 25, 2007
Last updated: April 8, 2014
Last verified: April 2014
  Purpose

This study examines the effect of combined nicotine replacement therapy (transdermal patch + nasal spray vs. transdermal patch + placebo nasal spray) on reactivity to alcohol and self-administration behavior.


Condition Intervention Phase
Alcohol Drinking
Drug: 21mg transdermal nicotine patch (Nicoderm CQ)
Drug: 1mg nicotine nasal spray
Drug: placebo nasal spray
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Do Treatments for Smoking Cessation Affect Alcohol Drinking? Study 1: Nicotine Replacement Therapy

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Further study details as provided by Yale University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of drinks consumed during an ad-lib period [ Time Frame: during the laboratory sessions ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • craving for alcohol and tobacco [ Time Frame: during the laboratory sessions ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 76
Study Start Date: January 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2014
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: patch+spray
Within subject design. All volunteers complete two laboratory sessions. In one session they receive nicotine patch + nicotine nasal spray.
Drug: 21mg transdermal nicotine patch (Nicoderm CQ)
21mg transdermal nicotine patch
Other Name: Nicoderm CQ
Drug: 1mg nicotine nasal spray
two 0.5mg/sprays, one to each nostril (dose = 1mg) The nicotine nasal spray is formulated by the Investigational Drug Service at Yale-New Haven Hospital. It is similar in concentration to Nicotrol.
Placebo Comparator: patch+placebo spray
Within subject design. All volunteers complete two laboratory sessions. In one session they receive nicotine patch + placebo nicotine nasal spray.
Drug: 21mg transdermal nicotine patch (Nicoderm CQ)
21mg transdermal nicotine patch
Other Name: Nicoderm CQ
Drug: placebo nasal spray
saline combined with capsaicin to mimic the brief nasal irritation from active nicotine spray The placebo nasal spray is formulated by the Investigational Drug Service at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Ages 21 and over
  • Able to read and write in English
  • Smoker
  • Heavy drinker

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any significant current medical or psychiatric conditions that would contraindicate the consumption of alcohol or nicotine
  • Significant hepatocellular injury
  • Positive test result at intake appointments on urine drug screens conducted for opiates, cocaine, or benzodiazepines
  • Women who are pregnant or nursing
  • Suicidal, homicidal, or evidence of severe mental illness
  • Prescription of any psychotropic drug in the 30 days prior to study enrollment
  • Blood donation within the past 8 weeks
  • Individuals who are seeking treatment for drinking or smoking who have attempted to quit drinking or smoking within the past 3 months
  • Specific exclusions for administration of nicotine nasal spray not specified above including nasal polyps, chronic nasal congestion, allergies, sinusitis
  • Specific exclusions for administration of nicotine patch not specified above including history of dermatoses
  • Reported sensitivity or allergies to pepper or pepper spray, peppermint, or prior adverse reaction to nicotine spray
  • Participation within the past 8 weeks in other studies that involve additive blood sampling and/or interventional measures that would be considered excessive in combination with the current study
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00699556

Locations
United States, Connecticut
Connecticut Mental Health Center & Yale-New Haven Hospital
New Haven, Connecticut, United States, 06519
Sponsors and Collaborators
Yale University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Sherry A McKee, PhD Yale University
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Sherry McKee, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00699556     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HIC0508000486, R01AA015596-01
Study First Received: December 25, 2007
Last Updated: April 8, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Yale University:
alcohol
nicotine
smoking cessation
smoking cessation medications

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Alcohol Drinking
Drinking Behavior
Nicotine
Ganglionic Stimulants
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions
Nicotinic Agonists
Cholinergic Agonists
Cholinergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on August 28, 2014