Buprenorphine/Naloxone for Opiate-Dependence Treatment - 1
The purpose of this study is to determine the efficacy and safety of a buprenorphine/naloxone sublingual tablet formulation as an office-based therapy for opiate-dependence treatment. The developmental objective for this combination product is an expansion of therapeutic options for the treatment of opiate dependence.
This multicenter pivotal clinical trial was comprised of two phases. The first phase, which was four weeks in length, was double-blind placebo controlled and was primarily used to evaluate the efficacy of buprenorphine/naloxone. The second phase, lasting 48 weeks, was primarily conducted to determine the safety of buprenorphine/naloxone.
Primary Purpose: Treatment
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00015028
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
A derivative of the opioid alkaloid THEBAINE that is a more potent and longer lasting analgesic than MORPHINE. It appears to act as a partial agonist at mu and kappa opioid receptors and as an antagonist at delta receptors. The lack of delta-agonist activity has been suggested to account for the observation that buprenorphine tolerance may not develop with chronic use.
Disorders related or resulting from abuse or mis-use of opioids.
An opioid antagonist with properties similar to those of NALOXONE; in addition it also possesses some agonist properties. It should be used cautiously; levallorphan reverses severe opioid-induced respiratory depression but may exacerbate respiratory depression such as that induced by alcohol or other non-opioid central depressants. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p683)
Medical treatment for opioid dependence using a substitute opiate such as METHADONE or BUPRENORPHINE.
A specific opiate antagonist that has no agonist activity. It is a competitive antagonist at mu, delta, and kappa opioid receptors.
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