Dextromethorphan in Treating Patients With Fatigue Caused by Cancer
RATIONALE: Dextromethorphan may help relieve fatigue in patients with cancer.
PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying how well dextromethorphan works in treating patients with fatigue caused by cancer.
Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific
Unspecified Childhood Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific
Drug: dextromethorphan hydrobromide
|Study Design:||Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
|Official Title:||A Pilot Trial to Evaluate the Effects of Dextromethorphan in Patients Suffering From Cancer-Related Fatigue|
- Correlation of the changes in cancer-related fatigue with the levels of plasma homocysteine versus red blood cell folate
|Study Start Date:||October 2003|
|Study Completion Date:||August 2007|
|Primary Completion Date:||August 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
- Assess the effects of dextromethorphan hydrobromide in patients with cancer-related fatigue.
- Correlate the changes in cancer-related fatigue with the levels of plasma homocysteine versus red blood cell folate.
OUTLINE: This is a multicenter, open-label, pilot study.
Patients receive oral dextromethorphan hydrobromide 3 times a day on days 1-7. Treatment repeats weekly for up to 3 weeks in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.
PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 30 patients will be accrued for this study.
|United States, New Jersey|
|Cancer Institute of New Jersey at Hamilton|
|Hamilton, New Jersey, United States, 08690|
|Cancer Institute of New Jersey at UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School|
|New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States, 08903|
|Principal Investigator:||Susan Goodin, PharmD, FCCP, BCOP||Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey|