L-Carnitine L-Tartrate in Preventing Peripheral Neuropathy Caused By Chemotherapy in Women With Metastatic Breast Cancer
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00754767|
Recruitment Status : Terminated (unable to accrue study participants)
First Posted : September 18, 2008
Results First Posted : April 13, 2017
Last Update Posted : September 11, 2017
RATIONALE: L-carnitine L-tartrate may prevent peripheral neuropathy caused by chemotherapy.
PURPOSE: This randomized clinical trial is studying how well L-carnitine L-tartrate works in preventing peripheral neuropathy caused by chemotherapy in women with metastatic breast cancer.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Breast Cancer Chemotherapeutic Agent Toxicity Neurotoxicity||Drug: L-carnitine L-tartrate Other: placebo||Phase 4|
- To evaluate the tolerability and usefulness of the dietary supplement, L-carnitine L-tartrate, in the prevention of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy in women with metastatic breast cancer.
OUTLINE: Patients are randomized to 1 of 2 treatment arms.
- Arm I: Patients receive oral L-carnitine L-tartrate twice daily beginning on day 2 of the first course of chemotherapy and continuing until after completion of 4 courses of chemotherapy.
- Arm II: Patients receive oral placebo twice daily beginning on day 2 of the first course of chemotherapy and continuing until after completion of 4 courses of chemotherapy.
Patients complete questionnaires periodically to assess neuropathy, pain, fatigue, sleep, and activities of daily living.
After completion of study treatment, patients are followed at 4 weeks and then every 3 months thereafter.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||2 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Masking:||Double (Participant, Investigator)|
|Primary Purpose:||Supportive Care|
|Official Title:||Pilot Study of L-Carnitine Supplementation in the Prevention of Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy in Women With Metastatic Breast Cancer|
|Actual Study Start Date :||January 2, 2007|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||April 2, 2008|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||May 2, 2008|
Experimental: Arm I
Patients receive oral L-carnitine L-tartrate twice daily beginning on day 2 of the first course of chemotherapy and continuing until after completion of 4 courses of chemotherapy.
Drug: L-carnitine L-tartrate
Placebo Comparator: Arm II
Patients receive oral placebo twice daily beginning on day 2 of the first course of chemotherapy and continuing until after completion of 4 courses of chemotherapy.
- Vibratory Threshold as Assessed by the Rydel-Seiffer Quantitative Tuning Fork [ Time Frame: baseline, days 1 and 2 post chemo x 4 cycles ]Data was not analyzed due to study termination
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00754767
|United States, Minnesota|
|Masonic Cancer Center at University of Minnesota|
|Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55455|
|Park Nicollet Cancer Center|
|Saint Louis Park, Minnesota, United States, 55426|
|Principal Investigator:||Alice Shapiro, PhD||Park Nicollet Cancer Center|