Cannabidiol for Prevention of Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy

  • End date
    Aug 30, 2023
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Zealand University Hospital
Updated on 19 July 2021


This protocol describes a phase II trial investigating the efficacy of CBD in paclitaxel- and oxaliplatin-induced peripheral neuropathy. The trial uses multiple assessments such as validated PRO-questionnaires and multifrequency vibrometry.


Chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is among the most feared side effects to cancer treatment. The development of CIPN can lead to omission or even discontinuation of antineoplastic drugs, possibly affecting efficacy of cancer treatment. There is a lack of knowledge about the natural course of CIPN and to this date, there are no available methods for the early detection of CIPN. With no effective prevention or treatment options, the condition has severe impact on patient quality of life and healthcare expenditure.

Condition Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy
Treatment Cannabidiol 100 MG/ML
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04582591
SponsorZealand University Hospital
Last Modified on19 July 2021


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Inclusion Criteria

years of age
A diagnosis of cancer
Fulfill criteria for starting chemotherapy
Scheduled to undergo at least 6 courses of paclitaxel or 4 courses of oxaliplatin based chemotherapy
If not postmenopausal (defined as no menses for 12 months without an alternative medical cause), women will have use effective anti-contraception (using definitions in the CTFG-Recommendations related to contraception and pregnancy testing in clinical trials) and submit to a monthly pregnancy test (blood test)

Exclusion Criteria

Unable to complete PRO-measurements
Previously received taxanes or platinum-based chemotherapy
If using any antiepileptic or antidepressant medicine (ATC: N03A or N06A). Treatment must be stable (no changes in dosing in last 30 days) prior to inclusion. However, any treatment with Clobazam (N05BA09) is not allowed due to major interaction with cannabidiol
Use of cannabinoids. If in use, treatment must be stopped 4 days prior to inclusion
Hypersensitivity reactions towards Ascorbylpalmitat or Triglycerides (medium-chain)
Baseline transaminase level must not be above 3 times the Upper Limit of Normal (ULN) at study beginning
Women who are breastfeeding
Concomitant treatment with strong inducers of CYP3A4 and/or strong inducers of CYP2C19
CTFG: The Heads of Medicines Agencies commissioned Clinical Trials
Facilitation Group under the European Union's clinical trials directive
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