The Effects of Mirtazapine Versus Placebo on Alcohol Consumption in Male Alcohol High Consumers
The purpose of this study is to study the effects of 8 weeks of treatment with mirtazapine on alcohol consumption in alcohol high consuming men. This study is a randomized, double-blind placebo controlled clinical trial with parallel group design(N=59).
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Addiction Biology Unit
Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sweden
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00874003
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
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