Clinical Trial on Binge Eating Disorder, Treatment With Naloxone Spray (BED)

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified March 2012 by Lightlake Sinclair Ltd..
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : March 30, 2012
Last Update Posted : March 30, 2012
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Lightlake Sinclair Ltd.

March 13, 2012
March 30, 2012
March 30, 2012
August 2011
June 2012   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Change from baseline in frequency of binge eating [ Time Frame: 0 and 24 week ]
Same as current
No Changes Posted
  • Becks depression inventory (BDI) [ Time Frame: -1,0, 24 weeks ]
  • Analogic binge eating craving scale (BES-VAS) [ Time Frame: -1,0,24 weeks ]
  • Binge eating severity scale (BES) [ Time Frame: -1,0,24 weeks ]
Same as current
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Clinical Trial on Binge Eating Disorder, Treatment With Naloxone Spray
Clinical Controlled Trial on Extinction of Opioidergic Binge Eating Disorder (BED) With Intranasal Naloxone Administration
The investigators are studying a new treatment for one subtype of obesity. Obesity is not a disease. It is a symptom of several different diseases. These diseases have distinct etiologies, being caused by aberrations in different mechanisms. Forms of obesity caused by such non-critical mechanisms might be corrected fairly easily and safely. The investigators are interested in overeating and obesity that is caused by the opioidergic system. The opioidergic system appears to be responsible for a subtype of obesity associated with binge eating disorder (BED). People, especially with the right genetic predisposition, can become addicted to foods that release endorphins, in the way that people become addicted to exogenous opiates and other drugs that release endorphins. The particular application in our proposed clinical trial is for intranasal (IN) naloxone. The peak levels of naloxone were similar and the bioavailability of naloxone intranasally was 100% (the same) of that available IV." IN administration of naloxone has since been broadly tested in humans, as well, where it has been shown to be safe, with pharmacokinetics similar to those of naloxone given by injection .
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Phase 2
Phase 3
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Binge Eating Disorder
  • Drug: Naloxone
    2 mg x 1-2
  • Drug: naloxone placebo
    h2o placebo spray
  • Active Comparator: Naloxone
    nasal spray before binging, naloxone dose 2 mg, maximum daily dose 4 mg
    Intervention: Drug: Naloxone
  • Placebo Comparator: nasal spray
    nasal placebo (h2o) spray before binging, max sprays / day
    Intervention: Drug: naloxone placebo
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Unknown status
Same as current
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June 2012   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Binge eating disorder (DSM-IV) and body mass index (BMI) > 25
  • Binge eating screen > 20

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy
  • Drug usage
  • Retarded
  • Severe mental illness
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
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Lightlake Sinclair Ltd.
Lightlake Sinclair Ltd.
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Lightlake Sinclair Ltd.
March 2012

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