Varenicline as a Treatment for Methamphetamine Dependence (Varenicline)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01571167|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 5, 2012
Last Update Posted : June 13, 2013
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Methamphetamine Dependence Methamphetamine Abuse Substance Abuse||Drug: Placebo Drug: Varenicline||Phase 1|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||17 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Crossover Assignment|
|Masking:||Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||A Human Laboratory Assessment of the Safety and Potential Efficacy of Varenicline in Methamphetamine-Dependent Volunteers Receiving Methamphetamine|
|Study Start Date :||January 2011|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||February 2012|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||February 2012|
|Placebo Comparator: Placebo||
Participants will receive varenicline or matched placebo from day 1 through day 7, then the same subjects will return within 2-4 weeks and assigned to each of the two remaining study medication conditions, and undergo the identical procedures (3-phase study).
Other Name: Sugar pill
|Active Comparator: Varenicline 2 mg||
For varenicline 2 mg, dosing will begin at 0.5 mg once daily for days 1-3 (with 0 mg placebo to maintain blind of bid dosing), will be increased to 0.5 mg twice daily for day 4, and increased to 1 mg twice daily on days 5-6, and then reduced to 1 mg once daily on day 7. No medication is given on Day 8.
Other Name: Chantix
|Active Comparator: Varenicline 1 mg||
For varenicline 1 mg, dosing will begin at 0.5 mg once daily (with 0 mg placebo to maintain blind of bid dosing) for days 1-3, will be increased to 0.5 mg twice daily for the days 4-6, and then reduced to 0.5 mg once daily on day 7. No medication is given on Day 8.
Other Name: Chantix
- The effects of varenicline and methamphetamine on safety and cardiovascular measures [ Time Frame: On study day 6 and 7 ]The safety of MA administration during treatment will be assessed by reporting of adverse events (AEs), and using ECG recording, and heart rate and blood pressure measurements. Digital 12-lead ECG will also be recorded prior to randomization. Blood pressure and heart rate will be measured from 15 min prior to MA or placebo dosing until 2 h after dosing. In addition, heart rate and blood pressure will be assessed throughout the inpatient portion of the protocol.
- The effects of varenicline and methamphetamine on subjective effects [ Time Frame: On study day 6 and 7 ]Efficacy will be assessed by measuring effects of treatment on subjective effects produced by administration of MA. Patients will complete visual analog scale (VAS) ratings at T= 5, 15, 30, 60, 120, 240 and 360 min post dosing. Other diagnostic measures and assessment instruments will be used to further characterize the study population.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01571167
|United States, Texas|
|Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center|
|Houston, Texas, United States, 77030|
|Principal Investigator:||Richard De La Garza, II, PhD||Baylor College of Medicine|