Gabapentin Treatment of Alcohol Dependence
This is a study to evaluate the efficacy of the medication gabapentin in treating persons with an alcohol problem.
This is a 12-week, double blind, placebo controlled, dose ranging study to evaluate the efficacy of gabapentin in treating outpatients with alcohol dependence. Counseling and research assessments occur weekly throughout the 12-week treatment phase.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Gabapentin, Standardized behavioral therapy, placebo
The Scripps Research Institute
Active, not recruiting
The Scripps Research Institute
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00391716
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
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