Progesterone Treatment in Female Smokers - 12

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 21, 1999
Last Update Posted : January 12, 2017
University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute
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National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to investigate progesterone effects in female smokers

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Tobacco Use Disorder Drug: Micronized Progesterone Phase 2

Detailed Description:
Limited research has been done on the effects of gender and menstrual cycle in response to drugs of abuse in humans. The main goal of this pilot study is to investigate the safety and tolerability of progesterone treatment in female nicotine users. In addition, plasma progesterone levels reached with a single 200 mg dose of progesterone treatment will be measured. The study will be a double-blind placebo controlled, crossover trial in which 12 female smokers who are in the early follicular phase of their menstrual cycle will be enrolled. Druing the experimental sessions, subjects will be given a single 200 mg dose of micronized progesterone or placebo and multiple blood samples will be obtained to measure the plasma levels of progesterone. Starting 2 hours after progesterone or placebo treatment, subjects will have a self-administration period that will last around 2.5 hours. We hypothesize that administration of 200 mg of progesterone will achieve plasma progesterone concentrations similar to those found in the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle, 3-30 ng/ml.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 0 participants
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Progesterone Treatment in Female Smokers
Study Start Date : April 1999
Study Completion Date : December 2001

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Behavioral
  2. Subjective
  3. Biochemical

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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 45 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

Female subjects aged 21-45 years with a smoking history of at least 20 cigarettes daily for at least 1 year. In good health as verified by medical history, screening examination, and screening laboratory tests. Not pregnant as determined by pregnancy screening nor breast feeding, and using acceptable birth control methods other than hormonal contraceptives.

Exclusion Criteria:

History of heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, COPD, liver diseases, abnormal vaginal bleeding, suspected or known breast malignancy, or any other medical condition which physician investigator deems inappropriate for subject participation. Use of regular psychotropic medication (antidepressants, antipsychotics, or anxiolytics) and recent psychiatric history. Amenorrhea. Current use of oral or other types of hormonal contraceptives. Abuse of alcohol or any other recreational or prescription drug. Regular use of any other tobacco products, including smokeless tobacco and nicotine products. Known allergy to progesterone or peanuts.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00000295

United States, Minnesota
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55455
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Principal Investigator: Dorothy Hatsukami, Ph.D. University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute Identifier: NCT00000295     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NIDA-09259-12
First Posted: September 21, 1999    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 12, 2017
Last Verified: April 1999

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Tobacco Use Disorder
Substance-Related Disorders
Chemically-Induced Disorders
Mental Disorders
Hormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs