NicVAX/Placebo as an Aid for Smoking Cessation

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 4, 2009
Last Update Posted : May 9, 2012
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Nabi Biopharmaceuticals

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to evaluate NicVAX as an aid to smoking cessation for long term abstinence.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Smoking Cessation Smoking Tobacco Cessation Biological: NicVAX vaccine Biological: Placebo vaccine Phase 3

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 1000 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 3, Multi-Center, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study to Assess Efficacy, Immunogenicity and Safety of 3'-Aminomethylnicotine-P. Aeruginosa r-Exoprotein A Conjugate Vaccine (NicVAX) as an Aid to Smoking Cessation
Study Start Date : October 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2011

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Placebo Comparator: Placebo vaccine Biological: Placebo vaccine
Placebo vaccine given 6 times over 6 months

Experimental: NicVAX vaccine Biological: NicVAX vaccine
NicVAX vaccine given 6 times over 6 months

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Evaluate NicVAX as an aid to smoking cessation for long term abstinence. [ Time Frame: one year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Evaluate abstinence rates at multiple intervals [ Time Frame: multiple time points ]
  2. Evaluate safety and immunogenicity [ Time Frame: mulitple time points ]
  3. Evaluate withdrawal symptoms, smoking satisfaction, cigarette consumption and nicotine dependence. [ Time Frame: multiple time points ]

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Current smoker who smokes at least 10 cigarettes a day during the past year and wants to quit smoking.
  • Smokers who are in good general health.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Prior exposure to NicVAX or any other nicotine vaccine.
  • Use of systemic steroids.
  • Cancer or cancer treatment in last 5 years.
  • HIV infection.
  • History of drug or alcohol abuse or dependence within 12 months.
  • Significant cardiovascular, hepatic, renal, psychiatric and/or respiratory disease.
  • Inability to fulfill all visits for approximately 52 weeks.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00836199

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Nabi Biopharmaceuticals
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Study Director: Medical Monitor Nabi Biopharmaceuticals

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Nabi Biopharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT00836199     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Nabi-4514
NIH grant # 1 RC2 DA028837-01
First Posted: February 4, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 9, 2012
Last Verified: May 2012

Keywords provided by Nabi Biopharmaceuticals:
smoking cessation
smoking vaccine
smoking abstinence
tobacco cessation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs