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Dronabinol Versus Placebo in Treatment and Prevention of Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy (HAART)-Related Nausea and Vomiting

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
Solvay Pharmaceuticals Identifier:
First received: March 21, 2008
Last updated: April 1, 2008
Last verified: March 2008
The primary purpose of this study is to determine if dronabinol is effective in preventing or treating nausea caused by HAART (highly active anti-retroviral therapy) in HIV and AIDS patients

Condition Intervention Phase
Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART)-Related Nausea and Vomiting
HIV Infections
Drug: Dronabinol
Drug: Placebo
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Parallel-Group, Pilot Study of Oral Dronabinol Versus Placebo in the Treatment or Prevention of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART)-Related Nausea and Vomiting

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Further study details as provided by Solvay Pharmaceuticals:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The absence of nausea as indicated by a visual analog scale (VAS) score < 5 mm [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of episodes vomiting/retching [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]
  • Duration of nausea, vomiting/retching [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]
  • Intensity of nausea by VAS [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]
  • Appetite stimulation by VAS [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]

Enrollment: 103
Study Start Date: August 2003
Study Completion Date: April 2005
Primary Completion Date: April 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 Drug: Dronabinol
2.5 mg to 40 mg
Placebo Comparator: 2 Drug: Placebo


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adherence to prior or current HAART was or is being compromised, or HAART was discontinued/interrupted due to nausea/vomiting; or beginning HAART or switching from a regimen at the time of screening for this study that did not produce significant nausea and/or vomiting to a regimen with zidovudine or a protease inhibitor (with or without low dose ritonavir).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects with recent (within 30 days of randomization) or current opportunistic infection or neoplasm characteristic of AIDS (Category C of the CDC Classification System for HIV-1 infection, 1993 Revised Version).
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00642499

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United States, California
Site 911
Bakersfield, California, United States
Site 919
Fresno, California, United States
Site 924
Los Angeles, California, United States
Site 932
Los Angeles, California, United States
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Palm Springs, California, United States
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Pasadena, California, United States
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Tarzana, California, United States
United States, Florida
Site 907
Altamonte Springs, Florida, United States
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Miami, Florida, United States
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Miami, Florida, United States
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Miami, Florida, United States
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Miami, Florida, United States
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N. Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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Pensacola, Florida, United States
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Port St. Lucie, Florida, United States
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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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Tampa, Florida, United States
United States, Georgia
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Decatur, Georgia, United States
United States, Idaho
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Boise, Idaho, United States
United States, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
United States, Kentucky
Site 928
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Site 955
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
United States, Louisiana
Site 958
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
United States, Massachusetts
Site 934
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
United States, Missouri
Site 915
Springfield, Missouri, United States
United States, New Jersey
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Somers Point, New Jersey, United States
United States, New York
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Albany, New York, United States
United States, Ohio
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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
United States, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
United States, Texas
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Dallas, Texas, United States
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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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Houston, Texas, United States
Site 942
Houston, Texas, United States
United States, Washington
Site 909
Tacoma, Washington, United States
Site 927
Vancouver, Washington, United States
Sponsors and Collaborators
Solvay Pharmaceuticals
Study Director: Global Clinical Director Solvay Solvay Pharmaceuticals
  More Information

Responsible Party: Vickie Baranowski, Solvay Pharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT00642499     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: S175.2.101
Study First Received: March 21, 2008
Last Updated: April 1, 2008

Keywords provided by Solvay Pharmaceuticals:
Treatment Experienced
HIV Infections

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
HIV Infections
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive
Signs and Symptoms
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Psychotropic Drugs
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Cannabinoid Receptor Agonists
Cannabinoid Receptor Modulators
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists processed this record on March 29, 2017