Ondansetron Treatment for Alcoholism

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00000443
First received: November 2, 1999
Last updated: June 23, 2005
Last verified: August 2002
  Purpose

The purpose of this study is to: a) evaluate the effectiveness of ondansetron (Zofran) in the treatment of alcohol dependent patients; b) investigate whether early versus late onset alcoholism predicts treatment outcome; and c) determine whether the early and late onset groups respond differently to treatment. Individuals will be "typed" into early onset and late onset alcoholism groups. Individuals will be randomly assigned to a 12-week outpatient treatment program.


Condition Intervention Phase
Alcoholism
Drug: ondansetron (Zofran)
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Pharmacological Treatment for Alcoholism

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Further study details as provided by National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA):

Estimated Study Completion Date: April 2000
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   25 Years to 60 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Meet criteria for alcohol dependence.
  • Subjects with early onset alcoholism must also have a diagnosis of antisocial personality disorder.
  • Understand the requirements of the study and be able to complete the questionnaires and rating scales.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Current diagnosis of substance dependence or self-report of having used narcotics (opiates, cocaine, amphetamine-like substances, and hallucinogens) in the 30 day period prior to study.
  • Positive urine drug screen test for narcotics, barbiturates, or benzodiazepines.
  • Receiving current psychotropic medications.
  • Current history of other psychiatric disorders excluding nicotine dependence.
  • Hepatocellular disease.
  • Pregnant females.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00000443

Locations
United States, Texas
Substance Abuse Research Center, University of Texas Health Science Center
Houston, Texas, United States, 77030
Sponsors and Collaborators
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00000443     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NIAAAJOH10522
Study First Received: November 2, 1999
Last Updated: June 23, 2005
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Alcoholism
Alcohol-Related Disorders
Substance-Related Disorders
Mental Disorders
Ondansetron
Antiemetics
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Pharmacologic Actions
Central Nervous System Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Gastrointestinal Agents
Antipruritics
Dermatologic Agents
Serotonin Antagonists
Serotonin Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antipsychotic Agents
Tranquilizing Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Psychotropic Drugs
Anti-Anxiety Agents

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 23, 2014