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Extended Release Naltrexone for Treating Amphetamine Dependence in Iceland

2014-08-27 03:14:40 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Until positive results were found with oral naltrexone, no medication has been effective against amphetamine dependence. The primary aim of this pilot study is to replicate the findings of the Swedish team that showed oral Naltrexone prevented relapse to amphetamine addiction and to extend their results by randomizing treatment-seeking amphetamine addicted patients to a 6 month course of VIVITROL (naltrexone for extended-release injectable suspension) or VIVITROL placebo. Patients in each group will receive drug counseling. VIVITROL is administered monthly and may be a better test of efficacy than tablets that must be taken daily.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Amphetamine Dependence

Intervention

VIVITROL/VIVITROL placebo injection, 24 weeks

Location

SAA National Center of Addiction Medicine, Vogur Hospital
Storhofoi 45
110 Reykjavik
Iceland

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:14:40-0400

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