Metabolic Effects of Subchronic Dopamine D2 Receptor Blockade by Haloperidol in Healthy Humans

This study has been completed.
Dutch Diabetes Research Foundation
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First received: February 19, 2008
Last updated: NA
Last verified: February 2008
History: No changes posted
We hypothesized that short-term treatment with haloperidol induces insulin resistance through a mechanistic route that is independent of weight gain. We therefore treated healthy non-obese men with haloperidol for 8 days, and studied the impact of these intervention on glucose and lipid metabolism by hyperinsulinemic euglycemic clamp, isotope dilution technology and indirect calorimetry.

Condition Intervention
Insulin Resistance
Drug: Haloperidol

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Official Title: Metabolic Effects of Subchronic Dopamine D2 Receptor Blockade by Haloperidol in Healthy Humans

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To determine the effect of subchronic haloperidol treatment on HGO, whole body peripheral glucose disposal, fatty acid flux and fuel oxidation. [ Time Frame: 8 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 8
Study Start Date: March 2005
Study Completion Date: July 2005
Primary Completion Date: July 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Healthy men
Drug: Haloperidol
Haloperidol 3 mg/day for 8 days


Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 40 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy men
  • 20 kg/m2 < BMI < 26 kg/m2
  • Age 20-40 years
  • FPG < 6 mmol/L

Exclusion Criteria:

  • FPG > 6 mmol/L
  • BMI > 26 kg/m2
  • Psychiatric disorders and/or use of antipsychotic or antidepressants drugs at present or in the past.
  • A positive family history of schizophrenia
  • Any significant chronic disease
  • Renal, hepatic or endocrine disease
  • Use of medication known to influence lipolysis and/or glucose metabolism
  • Total cholesterol > 7mmol/L and/or triglycerides > 2 mmol/L
  • Recent weight changes or attempts to loose weight (> 3 kg weight gain or loss, within the last 3 months)
  • Difficulties to insert an intravenous catheter
  • Smoking (current)
  • Severe claustrophobia (ventilated hood)
  • Recent blood donation (within the last 2 months)
  • Recent participation in other research projects (within the last 3 months), participation in 2 or more projects in one year
  • Extensive sporting activities (more than 10 hours of exercise per week)
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00625014

Leiden University Medical Center
Leiden, Netherlands, 2300 RC
Sponsors and Collaborators
Leiden University Medical Center
Dutch Diabetes Research Foundation
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Responsible Party: Prof H Pijl, Leiden University Medical Center Identifier: NCT00625014     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: P05.009 
Study First Received: February 19, 2008
Last Updated: February 19, 2008
Health Authority: Netherlands: The Central Committee on Research Involving Human Subjects (CCMO)

Keywords provided by Leiden University Medical Center:
Insulin resistance

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Insulin Resistance
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Haloperidol decanoate
Anti-Dyskinesia Agents
Antipsychotic Agents
Autonomic Agents
Central Nervous System Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Dopamine Agents
Dopamine Antagonists
Gastrointestinal Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Neurotransmitter Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Psychotropic Drugs
Therapeutic Uses
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