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A Pilot Study to Evaluate Safety and Efficacy of CigRx™ in Smokers

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Identifier:
First received: December 15, 2010
Last updated: October 29, 2015
Last verified: October 2015
A randomized, double-blind, active-controlled, crossover, pilot study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of CigRx™ Lozenge, a dietary supplement, in daily smokers in temporarily reducing the desire to smoke

Condition Intervention Phase
Smoking Tobacco Use Disorder Dietary Supplement: CigRx Lozenge Other: Tobacco Lozenge Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Active-Controlled, Crossover, Pilot Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of CigRx™ Lozenge, a Non-Nicotine Non-Tobacco Dietary Supplement, in Daily Smokers in Temporarily Reducing the Desire to Smoke

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Further study details as provided by Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals, Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Effect on subject's craving to smoke [ Time Frame: 4 hours ]
    craving is assessed by changes in questionnaire answers over time

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Collection of information on adverse events related to study products [ Time Frame: 5 hours ]

Enrollment: 109
Study Start Date: April 2010
Study Completion Date: April 2010
Primary Completion Date: April 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: CigRx Lozenge
CigRx Lozenge
Dietary Supplement: CigRx Lozenge
lozenge made of dietary supplements
Active Comparator: Tobacco Lozenge
Tobacco Lozenge
Other: Tobacco Lozenge
lozenge made of compressed cured tobacco extract

Detailed Description:
Subjects will orally self-administer 2 study products, each in the form of a dissolvable lozenge, and will complete questionnaires on demographics, urges to smoke, and product rating.

Ages Eligible for Study:   23 Years to 72 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy adult smokers
  • Smoking for at least 5 years
  • Smoking at least one (1) pack of cigarettes a day

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Allergy to lozenge components
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01262170

United States, West Virginia
Comfort Inn
Martinsburg, West Virginia, United States, 25401
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Principal Investigator: Maria Varga, MD Star Scientific, Inc
  More Information

Responsible Party: Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Identifier: NCT01262170     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: RCP-002
Study First Received: December 15, 2010
Last Updated: October 29, 2015

Keywords provided by Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals, Inc.:
dietary supplement

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Tobacco Use Disorder
Substance-Related Disorders
Chemically-Induced Disorders
Mental Disorders processed this record on September 19, 2017