Quetiapine (Seroquel XR) for the Treatment of Fibromyalgia: a Clinical and Mechanistic Pilot Study
This is a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial measuring the impact of quetiapine on clinical and experimental measures of pain in fibromyalgia. The study also seeks to measure the hormonal, immunological and neurochemical correlates of clinical changes in time.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment
University of Sherbrooke
Universitaire de Sherbrooke
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00983320
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
Quetiapine, a second generation antipsychotic, has shown beneficial activity on fibromyalgia symptomatology, administered as add-on treatment, in a sample of 35 patients. The purpose of th...
The purpose of this study is to assess whether quetiapine (Seroquel XR) is an effective treatment for the management of fibromyalgia.
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Fibromyalgia and major depressive disorder (MDD) frequently co-occur. Quetiapine fumarate extended-release (quetiapine XR) has demonstrated efficacy in the treatment of MDD and has been shown to have ...
The treatment of fibromyalgia requires pharmacological and nonpharmacological therapies. The pharmacological treatment of fibromyalgia is limited to a few drugs that have been demonstrated to be moder...
Previous open-label studies have suggested that quetiapine could be a valuable alternative for treating fibromyalgia.
Abstract Objective: Quetiapine is an atypical antipsychotic with demonstrated efficacy in the treatment of adolescent schizophrenia and pediatric bipolar mania. Large, placebo-controlled studies of in...
Pancreatitis is a very rare adverse effect of quetiapine treatment, with only 5 cases of quetiapine-associated pancreatitis reported in the English literature to date. Herein, we report one patient wh...
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
A common nonarticular rheumatic syndrome characterized by myalgia and multiple points of focal muscle tenderness to palpation (trigger points). Muscle pain is typically aggravated by inactivity or exposure to cold. This condition is often associated with general symptoms, such as sleep disturbances, fatigue, stiffness, HEADACHES, and occasionally DEPRESSION. There is significant overlap between fibromyalgia and the chronic fatigue syndrome (FATIGUE SYNDROME, CHRONIC). Fibromyalgia may arise as a primary or secondary disease process. It is most frequent in females aged 20 to 50 years. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1494-95)
Misunderstanding among individuals, frequently research subjects, of scientific methods such as randomization and placebo controls.
An effect usually, but not necessarily, beneficial that is attributable to an expectation that the regimen will have an effect, i.e., the effect is due to the power of suggestion.
A syndrome characterized by persistent or recurrent fatigue, diffuse musculoskeletal pain, sleep disturbances, and subjective cognitive impairment of 6 months duration or longer. Symptoms are not caused by ongoing exertion; are not relieved by rest; and result in a substantial reduction of previous levels of occupational, educational, social, or personal activities. Minor alterations of immune, neuroendocrine, and autonomic function may be associated with this syndrome. There is also considerable overlap between this condition and FIBROMYALGIA. (From Semin Neurol 1998;18(2):237-42; Ann Intern Med 1994 Dec 15;121(12): 953-9)