Puerarin Effects on Alcohol Drinking
This research is designed to assess the impact of pretreatment with puerarin (NPI-031G), a major ingredient in the plant kudzu, on alcohol drinking. Hypothesis: Short-term treatment with this compound will reduce alcohol self-administration in a simulated natural settings laboratory.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment
McLean Hospital, Behavioral Psychopharmacology Research Laboratory
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00854724
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
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