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Antabuse in Severe Alcoholism: an Open Controlled Study

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00431262
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified March 2007 by Psykiatrisk Center Gentofte.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : February 5, 2007
Last Update Posted : March 5, 2007
Information provided by:
Psykiatrisk Center Gentofte

Brief Summary:
Newly detoxified alcoholics (N=60) are randomised to either antabuse (disulfiram) treatment or the control group for a total of 6 months.All patients will receive cognitive behavioural treatment in groups. The hypothesis to be tested is that more of the patients who receive antabuse (disulfiram) will be alcohol free during the 6 months treatment period compared to the control group. The trial is open.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Alcoholism Drug: antabuse (disulfiram) Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 60 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Antabuse in Severe Alcoholism: an Open Controlled Study
Study Start Date : February 2007
Study Completion Date : June 2009

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Drug Information available for: Disulfiram

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The number of patients in each group who have not been drinking alcohol after 6 months of treatment.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Alcoholism
  • Living in the departments catchment area

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Other substance abuse
  • Dementia
  • Anorexia

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00431262

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Psykiatrisk Center Gentofte Recruiting
Hellerup, Denmark, 2900
Contact: Jakob Ulrichsen, MD, ph.d.    (45) 3977 3650   
Principal Investigator: Jakob Ulrichsen, MD, ph.d.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Psykiatrisk Center Gentofte
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Principal Investigator: Jakob Ulrichsen, MD, ph.d. Psykiatrisk Center Gentofte
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00431262    
Other Study ID Numbers: EudraCT no. 2006-004921-27
First Posted: February 5, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 5, 2007
Last Verified: March 2007
Keywords provided by Psykiatrisk Center Gentofte:
cognitive behavioural therapy
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Alcohol-Related Disorders
Substance-Related Disorders
Chemically-Induced Disorders
Mental Disorders
Alcohol Deterrents
Acetaldehyde Dehydrogenase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action