Cocaine Withdrawal and Pharmacotherapy Response


Cocaine Addictions

What is the purpose of this trial?

A total of 20 male and female opioid dependent cocaine users will participate in this study. This study will be a 8 -week open label study examining the dose-dependent effects of carvedilol (up to 50mg/day) in methadone stabilized patients. The design will have two phases: 1) a four-week "treatment " phase; and 2) a 4 week " taper and detoxification or transfer" phase. Subjects will be cocaine users who are on stable doses of methadone (60 to 140mg/day). Carvedilol dose will be increased from 12.5mg/day to the target dose of 50mg/day as tolerated. At the end of the treatment-phase, subjects will undergo detoxification from methadone over a 2 to 4-week period based on an individual's needs, and they will concurrently be tapered off carvedilol.

Participation Guidelines

18 Years - 65 Years

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National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Yale University
September 2007
Last Updated:
December 12, 2013
Study HIC#:
0704002562 ID: NCT00566969