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Phentermine/Gastric Band Weight Loss Study

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00771654
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (Low enrollment)
First Posted : October 13, 2008
Last Update Posted : August 31, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Keith Gersin, Atrium Health

Brief Summary:
This is a prospective, randomized, double-blind controlled trial. The goal is to show whether the administration of daily oral Phentermine will augment patient weight loss and resolve obesity associated comorbidities following gastric band operation.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Obesity Drug: Phentermine Other: Placebo Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 0 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Does the Addition of Phentermine Increase Weight Loss in the Obese After Gastric Band Operation?
Study Start Date : February 2009
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : September 2010

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Subjects will be randomized to the daily dosing of either oral Phentermine 37.5mg or placebo to commence at their 2 week follow-up appointment following their gastric band procedure
Other: Placebo
daily for one year

Experimental: Phentermine
Subjects will be randomized to the daily dosing of either oral Phentermine 37.5mg or placebo to commence at their 2 week follow-up appointment following their gastric band procedure
Drug: Phentermine
Subjects will receive Phentermine 37.5mg everyday for one year
Other Name: Adipex

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Primary outcomes are total weight loss and excess weight [ Time Frame: one year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Secondary outcomes is resolution of preoperative comorbidities [ Time Frame: one year ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult age 18-65
  • BMI 35-55
  • Approved for gastric band operation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • A known allergy to Phentermine
  • Take medications for Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI)for depression
  • Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRIs)for depression
  • History of heart problems (congested heart failure, coronary artery disease,cardiac stents, cardiac arrhythmias
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Glaucoma
  • Psychosis
  • History of drug abuse
  • Uncontrolled hypertension (diastolic >85)
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Responsible Party: Keith Gersin, Chief of Bariatric Surgery at Carolinas Medical Center, Atrium Health Identifier: NCT00771654    
Other Study ID Numbers: 07-08-01A
First Posted: October 13, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 31, 2012
Last Verified: August 2012
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Weight Loss
Body Weight Changes
Body Weight
Central Nervous System Stimulants
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Appetite Depressants
Anti-Obesity Agents
Autonomic Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Adrenergic Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action