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Efficacy Study of Intranasal Insulin to Treat Tobacco Abstinence Syndrome

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified December 2014 by University of New Mexico.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ajna Hamidovic, University of New Mexico Identifier:
First received: January 29, 2013
Last updated: December 1, 2014
Last verified: December 2014
This study will evaluate safety and efficacy of intranasal insulin in abstinent smokers. Groups' (placebo vs. insulin) cognitive function and stress response will be compared.

Condition Intervention Phase
Tobacco Abstinence Syndrome
Drug: Intranasal Insulin
Drug: Placebo
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by University of New Mexico:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • episodic memory, salivary cortisol [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • working memory, continuous attention, psychomotor speed. [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

Other Outcome Measures:
  • subjective measure of mood and craving [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

Estimated Enrollment: 70
Study Start Date: August 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Intranasal Insulin
Intranasal Insulin
Drug: Intranasal Insulin
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Drug: Placebo


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • smokers (>10 cig/day) for the past 1 year
  • normosmic olfactory function

Exclusion Criteria:

  • previous/current use of insulin
  • current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual-IV-Revised (DSM-IV-R) Axis I disorder
  • current pregnancy (or lactation)
  • lifetime history of endocrine disease
  • excessive alcohol use (>25 standard units of alcohol/week)
  • current use of illicit drugs
  • current use of a smoking cessation aid (NRT, Chantix or Wellbutrin), or a psychotropic agent
  • local infections, inflammation, structural abnormalities, or other nasal pathology
  • current use of any medications administered intranasally, including intranasal steroids
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01781234

United States, New Mexico
UNM College of Pharmacy Recruiting
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States, 87131
Contact: Ajna Hamidovic, PharmD    505-272-4742   
Principal Investigator: Ajna Hamidovic, PharmD, MS         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ajna Hamidovic
  More Information

Responsible Party: Ajna Hamidovic, Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico Identifier: NCT01781234     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UNM-246
Study First Received: January 29, 2013
Last Updated: December 1, 2014

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pathologic Processes
Insulin, Globin Zinc
Hypoglycemic Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs processed this record on April 21, 2017