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The Effects of Mirtazapine Versus Placebo on Alcohol Consumption in Male Alcohol High Consumers

2014-08-27 03:23:11 | BioPortfolio

Summary

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).

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Alcohol Dependence

Intervention

mirtazapine, placebo

Location

Addiction Biology Unit
Gothenburg
Sweden
413 45

Status

Completed

Source

Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sweden

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:23:11-0400

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