Psychopharmacotherapy in Multiple Substances Abuse (MM opioid)

This study has been completed.
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Cheng-Kung University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01189214
First received: August 23, 2010
Last updated: February 27, 2013
Last verified: August 2010

August 23, 2010
February 27, 2013
March 2009
February 2011   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • Urinary examination [ Time Frame: baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Using urinary examination is aimed to test whether the patient is using substance or not.
  • Urinary examination [ Time Frame: week1 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Using urinary examination is aimed to test whether the patient is using substance or not.
  • Urinary examination [ Time Frame: week2 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Using urinary examination is aimed to test whether the patient is using substance or not.
  • Urinary examination [ Time Frame: week4 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Using urinary examination is aimed to test whether the patient is using substance or not.
  • Urinary examination [ Time Frame: week8 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Using urinary examination is aimed to test whether the patient is using substance or not.
  • Urinary examination [ Time Frame: week12 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Using urinary examination is aimed to test whether the patient is using substance or not.
Same as current
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  • cytokines [ Time Frame: baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • cytokines [ Time Frame: week1 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • cytokines [ Time Frame: week2 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • cytokines [ Time Frame: week4 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • cytokines [ Time Frame: week8 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • cytokines [ Time Frame: week12 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • lipid profiles [ Time Frame: baseline, after treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
  • cytokines [ Time Frame: baseline ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • cytokines [ Time Frame: week1 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • cytokines [ Time Frame: week2 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • cytokines [ Time Frame: week4 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • cytokines [ Time Frame: week8 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • cytokines [ Time Frame: week12 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
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Psychopharmacotherapy in Multiple Substances Abuse
Psychopharmacotherapy in Multiple Substances Abuse / Dependence - the Pharmacological and Immunological Approach to the New Indication of Memantine

Add-on of memantine or placebo treatment will proceed in a double-blinded fashion for 12 weeks after adjusted methadone dose. During the study, the investigators will evaluate treatment response and adverse effect from multiple dimensions to elucidate the therapeutic effect of add-on memantine on addictive behaviors. It will also explore the possible advantage of this treatment on social re-adaptation and psychopathogenesis of opioid dependence.

Opioid dependence is currently a severe problem for public health and social security. Methadone maintenance therapy may decrease the criminal rate and increase the quality of life for individuals with opioid dependence, but the high drop-out rate and long-term requirement to use of methadone are major problems in methadone maintenance therapy for opioid dependence. Methadone is after all another long acting opioid which may cause dependence. Therefore, current effort of methadone maintenance therapy is limited.

Memantine used to be recognized as a noncompetitive N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antagonist. It was found with neuroprotective effects in several neurodegenerative diseases in recent few years. Memantine could inhibit brain inflammatory response through its action on reuroglial cells and provide neurotrophic effect. Previous studies also found memantine with inhibitory effects addictive behaviors in several substances. All of the above demonstrated that the combination of memantine and methadone in treating substance dependence prossess unique advantages, which may be superior to the original treatment. The main purpose of this study is to explore the neuroprotective effect of memantine on inhibition of brain inflammatory response through its action on reuroglial cells. Besides, we will evaluate the therapeutic effect of the combination of memantine and methadone in the subjects with opioid combine amphetamine dependence/abuse. It will also investigate multiple pathogenesis of addictive behaviors from the perspective of treatment response.

Interventional
Phase 3
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Substance Abuse
Drug: Memantine
Add-on of memantine or placebo treatment will proceed in a double-blinded fashion for 12 weeks after adjusted methadone dose. During the study, we will evaluate treatment response and adverse effect from multiple dimensions to elucidate the therapeutic effect of add-on memantine on addictive behaviors. It will also explore the possible advantage of this treatment on social re-adaptation and psychopathogenesis of opioid dependence.
Experimental: Memantine
Intervention: Drug: Memantine
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
200
June 2011
February 2011   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Male or female patient aged ≧18 and ≦65 years.
  2. A diagnosis of opioid abuse/dependence according to DSM-IV criteria made by a specialist in psychiatry.
  3. A diagnosis of multiple drug abuse/dependence according to DSM-IV criteria made by a specialist in psychiatry.
  4. Signed informed consent by patient or legal representative
  5. Patient or a reliable caregiver can be expected to ensure acceptable compliance and visit attendance for the duration of the study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Women of childbearing potential not using adequate contraception as per investigator judgment or not willing to comply with contraception for duration of study.
  2. Females who are pregnant or nursing.
  3. Patients were diagnosed as other mental illness according to DMS-IV, except Major Depressive Disorder
  4. Patient has received dextromethorphan, or other selective cyclo- oxygenase 2 (Cox-2) inhibitors, or other anti-inflammatory medication within 1 week prior to first dose of double-blind medication.
  5. Current evidence of an uncontrolled and/or clinically significant medical condition (e.g., cardiac, hepatic and renal failure), which in the judgments of the investigator, would compromise patient safety or preclude study participation.
  6. History of intolerance to valproate or memantine or other Cox-2 inhibitors.
  7. History of sensitivity reaction (e.g., urticaria, angioedema, bronchospasm, severe rhinitis, anaphylactic shock) precipitated by memantine.
  8. Patient has received electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) within 4 weeks prior to first dose of doubleblind medication.
  9. Diagnosis of or treatment for esophageal, gastric, pyloric channel, or duodenal ulceration or related complications (bleeding and/or perforation) within 30 days prior to receiving first dose of double-blind medication.
  10. Inclusion in another study of opioid dependence or study for another indication with psychotropic's within the last 30 days prior to start of study.
  11. Increase in total SGOT, SGPT, BUN and creatinine by more than 3X ULN (upper limit of normal).
  12. History of idiopathic or drug-induced agranulocytosis.
  13. Substance-related disorders within 6 months prior to study start, borderline personality disorder, schizophrenia, or other major psychiatric disorders as defined by DSM-IV criteria.
Both
18 Years to 65 Years
No
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Taiwan
 
NCT01189214
Opioid MM-2009, Taiwan NIH
Yes
National Cheng-Kung University Hospital
National Cheng-Kung University Hospital
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Principal Investigator: Ru-Band Lu, MD National Cheng-Kung University Hospital
National Cheng-Kung University Hospital
August 2010

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