National Institutes of Health Baclofen Trial

The NIH has now started a trial of baclofen in alcoholism where there is also anxiety.

 

http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01751386

Baclofen for Treating Anxiety and Alcoholism

This study is currently recruiting participants.
Verified November 2012 by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC) ( National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) )
 
Purpose

Background:

– Baclofen is a drug used to control muscle stiffness in people with neurological diseases. Some studies suggest that baclofen may reduce alcohol craving and use. It helps to reduce anxiety in alcoholics, which in turn can help to reduce cravings. Researchers want to see if baclofen can be a safe and effective treatment for alcoholics who have high anxiety levels.

Objectives:

– To see if baclofen is safe and helpful for people who have alcoholism and high anxiety levels.

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