Gabapentin For the Control of Hot Flashes in Women With Breast Cancer
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00022074|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 27, 2003
Last Update Posted : October 15, 2015
RATIONALE: Gabapentin may be effective for the control of hot flashes. It is not yet known if gabapentin is effective in treating hot flashes.
PURPOSE: Randomized clinical trial to study the effectiveness of gabapentin in controlling hot flashes in women who have breast cancer.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Anxiety Disorder Breast Cancer Depression Hot Flashes||Drug: gabapentin Procedure: quality-of-life assessment|
- Compare the effectiveness and side effects of 2 different doses of gabapentin vs placebo for the control of hot flashes and other vasomotor symptoms in women with breast cancer.
- Compare quality of life, anxiety, and depression in patients treated with these regimens.
OUTLINE: This is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter study. Patients are stratified according to participating center and duration of hot flash symptoms (less than 9 months vs 9 or more months). Patients are randomized to 1 of 3 arms.
- Arm I: Patients receive oral placebo 3 times a day.
- Arm II: Patients receive oral gabapentin at a low dose 3 times a day.
- Arm III: Patients receive oral gabapentin as in arm II for 3 days and then at a high dose 3 times a day.
Treatment on all arms continues for 8 weeks in the absence of unacceptable toxicity. After week 8, patients may receive open-label gabapentin at the discretion of their physicians.
Hot flashes are assessed at baseline and then during weeks 3 and 7 of the study.
Quality of life, anxiety, and depression are assessed at baseline and then at weeks 4 and 8.
Patients are followed at week 12.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 408 patients (136 per arm) will be accrued for this study within 18 months.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Supportive Care|
|Official Title:||Control of Vasomotor Symptoms in Women Treated for Breast Cancer|
|Study Start Date :||July 2001|
|Primary Completion Date :||June 2005|
|Study Completion Date :||June 2005|
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00022074
|United States, Alabama|
|MBCCOP - Gulf Coast|
|Mobile, Alabama, United States, 36688|
|United States, Arizona|
|CCOP - Greater Phoenix|
|Phoenix, Arizona, United States, 85006-2726|
|CCOP - Scottsdale Oncology Program|
|Scottsdale, Arizona, United States, 85259-5404|
|United States, Colorado|
|CCOP - Colorado Cancer Research Program, Incorporated|
|Denver, Colorado, United States, 80224|
|United States, Hawaii|
|MBCCOP - Hawaii|
|Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, 96813|
|United States, Illinois|
|CCOP - Central Illinois|
|Decatur, Illinois, United States, 62526|
|United States, Kansas|
|CCOP - Wichita|
|Wichita, Kansas, United States, 67214-3882|
|United States, Michigan|
|CCOP - Kalamazoo|
|Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States, 49007-3731|
|United States, Minnesota|
|CCOP - Metro-Minnesota|
|Saint Louis Park, Minnesota, United States, 55416|
|United States, New Jersey|
|CCOP - Northern New Jersey|
|Hackensack, New Jersey, United States, 07601|
|United States, New York|
|CCOP - North Shore University Hospital|
|Manhasset, New York, United States, 11030|
|CCOP - Syracuse Hematology-Oncology Associates of Central New York, P.C.|
|Syracuse, New York, United States, 13217|
|United States, North Carolina|
|CCOP - Southeast Cancer Control Consortium|
|Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States, 27104-4241|
|United States, Ohio|
|CCOP - Columbus|
|Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43206|
|CCOP - Dayton|
|Dayton, Ohio, United States, 45429|
|United States, Washington|
|CCOP - Virginia Mason Research Center|
|Seattle, Washington, United States, 98101|
|CCOP - Northwest|
|Tacoma, Washington, United States, 98405-0986|
|United States, Wisconsin|
|CCOP - Marshfield Medical Research and Education Foundation|
|Marshfield, Wisconsin, United States, 54449|
|Study Chair:||Kishan J. Pandya, MD||James P. Wilmot Cancer Center|