Last updated on March 2013

Alcohol Dependency Study: Combining Medication Treatment for Alcoholism


Brief description of study

The purpose of this study is to learn whether ondansetron and topiramate either alone or in combination is safe and effective in the treatment of alcohol dependence. This 13 week out-patient clinical trial is randomized, double-blind, and placebo-controlled. There are post-study follow up visits 1, 2 and 3 months after the end of the study. Participants will receive ondansetron and topiramate either alone or in combination or a placebo coupled with psychotherapy.

Detailed Study Description

This study is a 13 week clinical trial. During the 13 weeks participants receive placebo, ondansetron and topiramate alone or in combination. During the 13 weeks participants come to an outpatient clinic to receive the study medication, physical checks, and cognitive behavioral therapy. The duration of the weekly visit is 3 hours. There is a 1, 2, and 3 month post-study follow up visit. Screening for this study is initially done over the telephone and takes 15-20 minutes. If there is nothing found to make someone ineligible to participate, they come to the out-patient clinic for a more thorough in-clinic screening.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT00006205

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Bankole Johnson, DSc, MD, PhD

University of Virginia Center for Addiction Research and Education
Charlottesville, VA United States
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Bankole Johnson, DSc, MD, PhD

University of Virginia Center for Addiction Research and Education
Richmond, VA United States
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Recruitment Status: Open


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