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Rapid Evaluation of Amantadine for Treatment of Cocaine Abuse/Dependence - 4

2014-07-23 22:00:26 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to empirically test a series of medications to: 1) determine each medication's efficacy in treatment of cocaine abuse/dependence; 2) find most effective dose range for each medication. In this study, amantadine is tested."

Description

16-week participation plus a 2 weekk lead-in period. Participants are assigned randomly to placebo or amantadine. Participants attend group meeting 3 times/week

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Masking: Double-Blind, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Cocaine-Related Disorders

Intervention

Amantadine

Location

Friends Research Institute
Los Angeles
California
United States
90025

Status

Completed

Source

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T22:00:26-0400

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Disorders related or resulting from use of cocaine.

These disorders are related to both SCHIZOPHRENIA SPECTRUM AND RELATED DISORDERS and DEPRESSIVE DISORDERS in terms of symptomatology, family history, and genetics. (DSM-V) .

The purified, alkaloidal, extra-potent form of cocaine. It is smoked (free-based), injected intravenously, and orally ingested. Use of crack results in alterations in function of the cardiovascular system, the autonomic nervous system, the central nervous system, and the gastrointestinal system. The slang term "crack" was derived from the crackling sound made upon igniting of this form of cocaine for smoking.

Disorders related to substance abuse, the side effects of a medication, toxin exposure, and ALCOHOL-RELATED DISORDERS.

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