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Trial of Ibudilast for Methamphetamine Dependence (IBUD ph II)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01860807
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 23, 2013
Results First Posted : January 30, 2019
Last Update Posted : January 30, 2019
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Keith Heinzerling, University of California, Los Angeles

Tracking Information
First Submitted Date  ICMJE May 20, 2013
First Posted Date  ICMJE May 23, 2013
Results First Submitted Date  ICMJE January 6, 2019
Results First Posted Date  ICMJE January 30, 2019
Last Update Posted Date January 30, 2019
Study Start Date  ICMJE July 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date December 31, 2017   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Current Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: January 6, 2019)
Methamphetamine Use [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
End of treatment methamphetamine abstinence
Original Primary Outcome Measures  ICMJE
 (submitted: May 22, 2013)
Methamphetamine use [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
Change History
Current Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Original Secondary Outcome Measures  ICMJE Not Provided
Current Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Original Other Pre-specified Outcome Measures Not Provided
Descriptive Information
Brief Title  ICMJE Trial of Ibudilast for Methamphetamine Dependence
Official Title  ICMJE Randomized Trial of Ibudilast for Methamphetamine Dependence
Brief Summary The objective of this study is to test the safety and potential efficacy of ibudilast to treat methamphetamine dependence. The study hypotheses are that ibudilast will reduce methamphetamine use and increase treatment retention more than placebo among patients seeking treatment for methamphetamine dependence. As HIV infection is a common complication of methamphetamine dependence, half of the participants will be HIV positive and the study will assess whether ibudilast also improves HIV related outcomes (e.g. medication adherence, CD4 count, risk behaviors).
Detailed Description Ibudilast (IBUD) is a macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) and phosphodiesterase (PDE)-4 and -10 inhibitor at peak clinical exposures (Rolan, Hutchinson et al. 2009) that increases glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) expression (Mizuno, Kurotani et al. 2004) and reduces microglial activation (Suzumura, Ito et al. 1999; Suzumura, Ito et al. 2003), including HIV-induced glial activation (Kiebala and Maggirwar 2011). IBUD significantly reduces methamphetamine (MA) prime- and stress-induced reinstatement of MA seeking in rats (Beardsley, Shelton et al. 2010) and has multiple effects that may make it an effective treatment for MA dependence including amelioration of dopaminergic and neuroinflammatory dysfunction. Multiple studies implicate glial cells in a variety of neurodegenerative diseases (Hirsch and Hunot 2009; Sidoryk-Wegrzynowicz, Wegrzynowicz et al. 2011) including MA dependence and HIV infection (Nath 2010). Activated glial cells secrete pro-inflammatory mediators (Minghetti, Ajmone-Cat et al. 2005) that may exacerbate MA-induced dopaminergic dysfunction. Glial cells also produce neurotrophic factors, including GDNF, which may ameliorate dopaminergic dysfunction (Pascual, Hidalgo-Figueroa et al. 2008). Thus, IBUD may be an effective medication for MA dependence due to its modulation of glial cell activation resulting in amelioration of dopaminergic and neurocognitive dysfunction and improved treatment outcomes in MA dependence. IBUD may also have unique effects in HIV positive MA users as it may additionally block the degradation of neuronal integrity seen in HIV infection (Chana, Everall et al. 2006; Dash, Gorantla et al. 2011).
Study Type  ICMJE Interventional
Study Phase  ICMJE Phase 2
Study Design  ICMJE Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition  ICMJE
  • Methamphetamine Dependence
  • HIV Infection
Intervention  ICMJE
  • Drug: Ibudilast
  • Drug: Placebo
Study Arms  ICMJE
  • Experimental: Ibudilast
    Ibudilast 50 mg twice daily
    Intervention: Drug: Ibudilast
  • Placebo Comparator: Placebo
    matching placebo twice daily
    Intervention: Drug: Placebo
Publications * Not Provided

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Recruitment Information
Recruitment Status  ICMJE Completed
Actual Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: January 6, 2019)
Original Estimated Enrollment  ICMJE
 (submitted: May 22, 2013)
Actual Study Completion Date  ICMJE December 31, 2017
Actual Primary Completion Date December 31, 2017   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Eligibility Criteria  ICMJE

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. 18 years of age or older;
  2. meet DSM-IV-TR criteria for MA dependence (SCID verified);
  3. a MA-positive urine drug screen at one or more visit during the two week lead-in period;
  4. seeking treatment for MA problems;
  5. willing and able to comply with study procedures;
  6. provide written informed consent;
  7. English speaking
  8. reside within 35 miles of the clinical research site; and
  9. if female of childbearing potential, not pregnant or lactating and willing to use a medically reliable method of birth control during the trial (e.g., birth control pills, Depo-Provera, and/or condoms with spermicide).

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. a medical condition that, in the study physician's judgment, may interfere with safe study participation (e.g., active TB; unstable cardiac, renal, or liver disease; uncontrolled hypertension; unstable diabetes);
  2. CD4 count < 50 cells/mm3 (suggestive of advanced HIV infection)
  3. AST, ALT, or GGT > 3 times upper normal limit;
  4. A corrected QT of > 450 msecs in men or > 460 msec in women on at least two ECGs during the baseline period, or clinical risk factors for Torsades de Pointes (e.g. (e.g., heart failure, hypokalemia, family history of Long QT Syndrome), or requiring ongoing treatment with concomitant medication(s) with established risk of Torsades de Pointes (e.g. Amiodarone, Arsenic trioxide, Astemizole, Bepridil, Chloroquine, Chlorpromazine, Cisapride, Citalopram, Clarithromycin, Disopyramide, Dofetilide, Domperidone, Droperidol, Erythromycin, Flecainide, Halofantrine, Haloperidol, Ibutilide, Levomethadyl, Mesoridazine, Methadone, Moxifloxacin, Pentamidine, Pimozide, Probucol, Procainamide, Quinidine, Sotalol, Sparfloxacin, Terfenadine, Thioridazine, Vandetanib);
  5. current ongoing treatment with psychotropic medications (e.g., antidepressants, antipsychotics, antiepileptics, sedative/hypnotics, narcotic analgesics);
  6. a neurological disorder (e.g., organic brain disease, dementia) or a medical condition which would make study agent compliance difficult or which would compromise informed consent;
  7. a major psychiatric disorder not due to substance abuse (e.g., schizophrenia, bipolar disorder) as assessed by the SCID;
  8. attempted suicide in the past 3 years and/or serious suicidal intention or plan in the past year as assessed by the C-SSRS;
  9. currently on prescription medication that is contraindicated for use with IBUD including alpha or beta agonists, theophylline, or other sympathomimetics;
  10. current dependence on cocaine, opiates, alcohol, or benzodiazepines as defined by DSM-IV-TR;
  11. alcohol dependence within the past year;
  12. greater than one urine specimens during the lead-in with a riboflavin concentration of < 900 ng/ml as assessed via UV fluorescence;
  13. a history of sensitivity to IBUD; or
  14. any other circumstances that, in the opinion of the investigators, would compromise participant safety;
  15. current participation in another clinical trial.
Sex/Gender  ICMJE
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Ages  ICMJE 18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Accepts Healthy Volunteers  ICMJE No
Contacts  ICMJE Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Listed Location Countries  ICMJE United States
Removed Location Countries  
Administrative Information
NCT Number  ICMJE NCT01860807
Other Study ID Numbers  ICMJE 1R01DA035054-01( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
R01DA035054 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
Has Data Monitoring Committee Yes
U.S. FDA-regulated Product Not Provided
IPD Sharing Statement  ICMJE Not Provided
Current Responsible Party Keith Heinzerling, University of California, Los Angeles
Original Responsible Party Keith Heinzerling, University of California, Los Angeles, Assistant Clinical Professor
Current Study Sponsor  ICMJE University of California, Los Angeles
Original Study Sponsor  ICMJE Same as current
Collaborators  ICMJE National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Investigators  ICMJE
Principal Investigator: Keith Heinzerling, MD University of California, Los Angeles
PRS Account University of California, Los Angeles
Verification Date January 2019

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