Phase 2, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Bupropion for Methamphetamine Dependence

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Identifier:
First received: May 29, 2008
Last updated: June 29, 2015
Last verified: May 2011
This study is to assess the efficacy of bupropion in reducing methamphetamine use in subjects with methamphetamine dependence who report using methamphetamine 29 or less days during the 30 days prior to the start of signing consent.

Condition Intervention Phase
Methamphetamine Dependence
Drug: Bupropion
Other: Placebo
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase 2, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Bupropion for Methamphetamine Dependence

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Further study details as provided by National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA):

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Abstinence [ Time Frame: Weeks 11 and 12 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Overall reduction of use (sustained abstinence) [ Time Frame: 21 days ]

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: May 2008
Study Completion Date: May 2011
Primary Completion Date: May 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1 Drug: Bupropion
150mg for the first 3 days of dosing. Increased to 150 mg b.i.d until taper.
Placebo Comparator: 2 Other: Placebo


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Must have a DSM-IV diagnosis of methamphetamine dependence as determined by MINI
  • Must have at least 1 amphetamine or methamphetamine positive urine specimen after the start of screening and before randomization or provide information to verify recent use if a positive urine sample can't be obtained
  • Must report using methamphetamine for 29 days or less during the 30 day period prior signing consent using the timeline follow-back method
  • Must be willing and able to comply with study procedures
  • Must be able to verbalize and understand consent forms and provide written informed consent
  • Must be seeking treatment for methamphetamine dependence

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Please contact study site for more information
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00687713

United States, California
UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Program
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90025
South Bay Treatment Center
San Diego, California, United States, 92115
Addiction and Pharmacology Research Laboratory
San Francisco, California, United States, 94110
Friends Research Institute
Torrance, California, United States, 90502
Matrix Institute
Woodland Hills, California, United States, 91364
United States, Hawaii
Pacific Addiction Research Center - U of Hawaii
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, 96817
United States, Iowa
Iowa Luther Hospital
Des Moines, Iowa, United States, 50316
United States, Missouri
U of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, Missouri, United States, 64131
United States, New York
New York University
New York, New York, United States, 10010
United States, South Carolina
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina, United States, 29425
United States, Texas
University of Texas Health Science At San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas, United States, 78229-3900
United States, Utah
VA Salt Lake City Health Care System
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, 84148
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
  More Information

Responsible Party: Liza Gorgon, National Institute on Drug Abust (NIDA) Identifier: NCT00687713     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MDS Bupropion Meth 0001 
Study First Received: May 29, 2008
Last Updated: June 29, 2015

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Antidepressive Agents, Second-Generation
Antidepressive Agents
Psychotropic Drugs
Dopamine Uptake Inhibitors
Neurotransmitter Uptake Inhibitors
Membrane Transport Modulators
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Dopamine Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Cytochrome P-450 CYP2D6 Inhibitors
Cytochrome P-450 Enzyme Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Central Nervous System Stimulants
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Adrenergic Agents
Adrenergic Uptake Inhibitors processed this record on January 19, 2017