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San Diego, California 92161


Purpose:

The purpose of this study is to determine whether different types of antidepressant medicines relieve back pain that has lasted at least six months on a daily basis. Study participants will be assigned to treatment with either a antidepressant acting on the serotonin system in the brain (fluoxetine), one acting on the noradrenaline system (desipramine, or to a control medication not expected to relieve pain (benztropine). Each participant will be seen at least nine times during their 12 weeks on medication. This is a phase 2/3, outpatient study.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - Chronic back pain (pain on a daily basis for six months or longer) - Age 18-65 - No major medical illness Exclusion Criteria: - medical contraindication to tricyclic antidepressants - recent alcohol or substance use disorder - bipolar disorder


NCT ID:

NCT00018200


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Joseph H. Atkinson, MD
VA San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

San Diego, California 92161
United States



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Site Status: N/A


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: September 21, 2017

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