Alpha-Lipoic Acid in Preventing Peripheral Neuropathy in Patients Receiving Chemotherapy for Cancer

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    Recruiting
  • participants needed
    244
  • sponsor
    University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey
Updated on 7 November 2020

Summary

The purpose of this study is to find out the effects (good and bad) Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA) has on preventing a side effect of platinum-containing chemotherapy called peripheral neuropathy. In this study, one group of subjects will receive Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA) and another group will receive a placebo control pill. A placebo control pill is a "look-a-like" pill but does not have any medication in it. Another name for placebo pill is "sugar pill." Peripheral neuropathy is an abnormal, uncomfortable, often painful, sensations and feelings in hands or feet. The sensations and feelings in the hands and feet can effect the normal use of the hands and feet, such as in buttoning, writing, typing, sewing, picking up small objects, and walking. Currently there is no standard or reliable therapy to prevent this type of neuropathy. Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA) is a dietary supplement that is supposed to prevent or reduce the symptoms.

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Condition Neurotoxicity, Unspecified Adult Solid Tumor, Protocol Specific
Treatment Placebo, alpha-lipoic acid
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT00705029
SponsorUniversity of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey
Last Modified on7 November 2020

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