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Efficacy Study of Intranasal Insulin to Treat Tobacco Abstinence Syndrome

This study is currently recruiting participants.
Verified July 2017 by Ajna Hamidovic, University of New Mexico
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: January 31, 2013
Last Update Posted: July 28, 2017
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ajna Hamidovic, University of New Mexico
This study will evaluate safety and efficacy of intranasal insulin in abstinent smokers. Groups' (placebo vs. insulin) cognitive function and stress response will be compared.

Condition Intervention Phase
Tobacco Abstinence Syndrome Drug: Intranasal Insulin Drug: Placebo Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by Ajna Hamidovic, University of New Mexico:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • episodic memory, salivary cortisol [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • working memory, continuous attention, psychomotor speed. [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

Other Outcome Measures:
  • subjective measure of mood and craving [ Time Frame: 2 years ]

Estimated Enrollment: 70
Study Start Date: August 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 1, 2017
Primary Completion Date: July 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Intranasal Insulin
Intranasal Insulin
Drug: Intranasal Insulin
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Drug: Placebo


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • smokers (>10 cig/day) for the past 1 year
  • normosmic olfactory function

Exclusion Criteria:

  • previous/current use of insulin
  • current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual-IV-Revised (DSM-IV-R) Axis I disorder
  • current pregnancy (or lactation)
  • lifetime history of endocrine disease
  • excessive alcohol use (>25 standard units of alcohol/week)
  • current use of illicit drugs
  • current use of a smoking cessation aid (NRT, Chantix or Wellbutrin), or a psychotropic agent
  • local infections, inflammation, structural abnormalities, or other nasal pathology
  • current use of any medications administered intranasally, including intranasal steroids
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01781234

United States, New Mexico
UNM College of Pharmacy Recruiting
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States, 87131
Contact: Ajna Hamidovic, PharmD    505-272-4742    ahamidovic@salud.unm.edu   
Principal Investigator: Ajna Hamidovic, PharmD, MS         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ajna Hamidovic
  More Information

Responsible Party: Ajna Hamidovic, Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01781234     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: UNM-246
First Submitted: January 29, 2013
First Posted: January 31, 2013
Last Update Posted: July 28, 2017
Last Verified: July 2017

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pathologic Processes
Insulin, Globin Zinc
Hypoglycemic Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs