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ALK21-010: Long-term Safety of Medisorb® Naltrexone (VIVITROL®) in Alcohol-dependent Adults

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Alkermes, Inc. Identifier:
First received: September 7, 2005
Last updated: June 8, 2017
Last verified: June 2017
This was a Phase 3, multi-center extension of Alkermes' Study ALK21-003EXT (NCT01218971) to further assess the long-term safety of repeat monthly doses of Medisorb® naltrexone (VIVITROL®).

Condition Intervention Phase
Alcoholism Drug: Medisorb naltrexone 380 mg Drug: Medisorb naltrexone 190 mg Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multi-Center Extension of Alkermes' Study ALK21-003-EXT (NCT01218971) to Evaluate the Long-Term Safety of Medisorb® Naltrexone

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Further study details as provided by Alkermes, Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of Participants Reporting at Least 1 Treatment-emergent Adverse Event (TEAE) [ Time Frame: Up to 3.5 years of monthly treatment ]
    A TEAE is any adverse event (AE), whether or not considered drug-related, that develops or worsens in severity after study drug administration begins (ie, from the first administration in this extension through the end of the follow-up period).

Enrollment: 108
Study Start Date: October 2003
Study Completion Date: January 2007
Primary Completion Date: January 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Medisorb naltrexone 380 mg Drug: Medisorb naltrexone 380 mg
Administered via intramuscular (IM) injection once every 4 weeks for up to 3.5 years.
Other Names:
  • VIVITROL® 380 mg
  • Naltrexone for extended-release injectable suspension
Experimental: Medisorb naltrexone 190 mg Drug: Medisorb naltrexone 190 mg
Administered via IM injection once every 4 weeks for up to 3.5 years.
Other Name: Naltrexone for extended-release injectable suspension

Detailed Description:
Enrolled subjects continued to receive the same dose strength of Medisorb naltrexone (ie, 190 mg or 380 mg) they had received in Study ALK21-003-EXT (NCT01218971). Assigned dose strength (high or low) was not revealed to the subject, the study investigators, or any blinded member of the clinical study team for the duration of the study period. Placebo was not administered.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Primary Inclusion Criteria:

  • Completed Study ALK21-003-EXT (NCT01218971), receiving all 13 injections
  • Willing and able to return for scheduled clinic visits and study assessments
  • Noncustodial, stable address and phone
  • Written, informed consent

Primary Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy or lactation
  • Terminated early from study drug in Study ALK21-003-EXT (NCT01218971)
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00156923

Sponsors and Collaborators
Alkermes, Inc.
Study Director: Bernard L. Silverman, MD Alkermes, Inc.
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Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Bernard L. Silverman, MD / VP, Clinical Development, Alkermes, Inc. Identifier: NCT00156923     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ALK21-010
Study First Received: September 7, 2005
Results First Received: October 8, 2010
Last Updated: June 8, 2017

Keywords provided by Alkermes, Inc.:
Alcohol dependence

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Alcohol-Related Disorders
Substance-Related Disorders
Chemically-Induced Disorders
Mental Disorders
Narcotic Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents processed this record on September 21, 2017