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The Effects of Zonisamide on Alcohol Dependence

This study has been completed.
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Boston University Identifier:
First received: November 30, 2006
Last updated: May 6, 2010
Last verified: May 2010
Results First Received: February 8, 2010  
Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized;   Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment;   Masking: None (Open Label);   Primary Purpose: Treatment
Condition: Alcoholism
Intervention: Drug: Zonisamide

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Recruitment Details
Key information relevant to the recruitment process for the overall study, such as dates of the recruitment period and locations
The recruitment period for this study was from May 2007 to April 2008. The primary forms of recruitment were newspaper advertisement and radio advertisement.

Pre-Assignment Details
Significant events and approaches for the overall study following participant enrollment, but prior to group assignment
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Reporting Groups
Zonisamide 400 mg daily

Participant Flow:   Overall Study
Withdrawal by Subject                4 
Physician Decision                1 
Adverse Event                1 
Lack of Efficacy                1 

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Population Description
Explanation of how the number of participants for analysis was determined. Includes whether analysis was per protocol, intention to treat, or another method. Also provides relevant details such as imputation technique, as appropriate.
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Reporting Groups
Zonisamide 400 mg daily

Baseline Measures
Overall Participants Analyzed 
[Units: Participants]
[Units: Participants]
<=18 years   0 
Between 18 and 65 years   16 
>=65 years   0 
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Female   3 
Male   13 
Region of Enrollment 
[Units: Participants]
United States   16 

  Outcome Measures
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1.  Primary:   The Weekly Mean Number of Standard Drinks Consumed Per Day at Baseline and Treatment Phase   [ Time Frame: Baseline and Week 12 ]

2.  Primary:   Difference in Mean Words for the Phonetic Portion of the Controlled Word Association Test (COWAT).   [ Time Frame: Week 0- Baseline and Week 12 ]

3.  Secondary:   Symbol Digit Modalities Test (DSMT)   [ Time Frame: Baseline, Week 12 ]

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Limitations of the study, such as early termination leading to small numbers of participants analyzed and technical problems with measurement leading to unreliable or uninterpretable data
Limitations of this trial include lack of a placebo controlled arm and small sample size.

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Certain Agreements:  
All Principal Investigators ARE employed by the organization sponsoring the study.

Results Point of Contact:  
Name/Title: Clifford Knapp, PhD
Organization: Boston University
phone: 617-414-1990

Responsible Party: Clifford Knapp, PhD, Boston University Identifier: NCT00406692     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H-25544
Study First Received: November 30, 2006
Results First Received: February 8, 2010
Last Updated: May 6, 2010