Does Varenicline Influence Alcohol Consumption in Alcohol Dependent Individuals?
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00846859|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 19, 2009
Last Update Posted : July 21, 2011
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Alcohol Dependence||Drug: varenicline (Champix/Chantix) Drug: placebo for varenicline||Phase 2|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||162 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||Does Varenicline Influence Alcohol Consumption in Alcohol Dependent Individuals?|
|Study Start Date :||March 2009|
|Primary Completion Date :||August 2010|
|Study Completion Date :||January 2011|
Drug: varenicline (Champix/Chantix)
14 weeks of per oral tablet treatment in an escalating dosing regimen (0.5 mg - 1.0 mg/day; 1 - 2 tablets/day).
Other Name: Champix(R)/Chantix(R)
|Placebo Comparator: placebo||
Drug: placebo for varenicline
14 weeks of per oral tablet treatment in an escalating dosing regimen (1 - 2 tablets/day)
Other Name: placebo for Champix(R) / Chantix(R)
- Alcohol consumption as measured by diary and questionnaires: the number of heavy drinking days (as percentage) defined as ≥5 standard drinks per day for men and ≥4 standard drinks per day for women
- Alcohol consumption as measured by diary and questionnaires: total amount (grams) of consumed alcohol compared to baseline.
- Percentage (and number) of abstaining days compared to baseline.
- Drinks per drinking day compared to baseline.
- Alcohol consumption as measured by alcohol markers in blood compared to baseline.
- Nicotine use in alcohol dependent subjects as measured by diary and questionnaires compared to baseline.
- Compliance as measured by diary and returned medication packages.
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|Addiction Biology Unit, Beroendekliniken, University of Gothenburg and Sahlgrenska University Hospital|
|Gothenburg, Sweden, 413 45|
|Beroendecentrum, Malmö University Hospital (UMAS), Sweden|
|Malmö, Sweden, 205 02|
|Department of Clinical Neuroscience Section of Dependence Research Magnus Huss Clinic: M4:02 Karolinska University Hospital|
|Stockholm, Sweden, 171 76|
|Study Director:||Elin Löf, PhD||Addiction Biology Unit, University of Gothenburg and Beroendekliniken, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sweden|
|Principal Investigator:||Bo Söderpalm, MD, PhD||Addiction Biology Unit, University of Gothenburg and Beroendekliniken, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sweden|