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Effectiveness of Cannabis in the Treatment of Tinnitus Patients

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Oron Yahav, Wolfson Medical Center Identifier:
First received: October 14, 2013
Last updated: December 25, 2016
Last verified: December 2016
The hypothesis of the study is that the use of Cannabis will attenuate the tinnitus level as experienced by the patients.

Condition Intervention Phase
Tinnitus Drug: Cannabis Drug: Placebo Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase 1 Study to Study the Efficacy and Safety of Cannabis in the Treatment of Tinnitus

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Further study details as provided by Oron Yahav, Wolfson Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Tinnitus handicap inventory score [ Time Frame: 2 months ]
    Patients will be monitored during a month (treatment time) and a month later

Enrollment: 0
Study Start Date: December 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Cannabis
Treatment with a Cannabis capsule
Drug: Cannabis
Cannabis capsules given once daily for a month
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Drug: Placebo


Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Tinnitus lasting more than 3 months
  • Tinnitus Handicap Inventory score over 58
  • Treated previously for tinnitus (2 modalities)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prior use of drugs
  • Current use of Cannabis
  • Neurologic or Psychiatric disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Ischemic Heart Disease
  • Immune Deficiency
  • Acoustic Neuroma
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01969474

Wolfson Medical Centre
Holon, Israel
Sponsors and Collaborators
Wolfson Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Oron Yahav, MD, Wolfson Medical Center Identifier: NCT01969474     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1.01
Study First Received: October 14, 2013
Last Updated: December 25, 2016

Keywords provided by Oron Yahav, Wolfson Medical Center:
Tinnitus Cannabis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Marijuana Abuse
Hearing Disorders
Ear Diseases
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Sensation Disorders
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Substance-Related Disorders
Chemically-Induced Disorders
Mental Disorders processed this record on August 18, 2017