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Allopurinol for Mania: A Randomized Trial Administering Allopurinol vs. Placebo as add-on to Mood Stabilizers and/or Antipsychotics in Patients in a Bipolar Manic Episode

2014-08-27 03:15:00 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The objective of the study is to evaluate the efficacy of allopurinol, compared to placebo, as add-on to mood stabilizers and/or antipsychotic in the treatment of patients with bipolar disorder, in a manic episode.

Description

An emerging body of evidence supports a role for dysfunctional purinergic related neurotransmission in mood disorders [1, 2]. Adenosine agonists have been shown to have properties similar to those of dopamine antagonists and there is a well characterized antagonistic interaction between adenosine and dopamine receptors in the ventral striatum. Increased adenosynergic transmission has been demonstrated to reduce the affinity of dopamine agonists for dopamine receptors. It has been theorized that adenosine may exert some of its antipsychotic effects through modulation of glutamatergic transmission.

Two double-blind, randomized, add-on, placebo-controlled trials comparing allopurinol and placebo in acute mania have showed statistically significant greater improvements in YMRS scores in the allopurinol vs. placebo groups. These empiric data, together with the theoretical and basic science background cited, provide the impetus for this proposed study.

Study Design

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

Conditions

Mania

Intervention

Allopurinol, Placebo

Location

Beer-Yaakov Mental Health Center
Beer-Yaakov
Cluj-Napoca
Israel
70350

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Sheba Medical Center

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:15:00-0400

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