Charlottesville, Virginia 22911


The purpose of this study is to learn whether ondansetron and topiramate either alone or in combination is safe and effective in the treatment of alcohol dependence. This 13 week out-patient clinical trial is randomized, double-blind, and placebo-controlled. There are post-study follow up visits 1, 2 and 3 months after the end of the study. Participants will receive ondansetron and topiramate either alone or in combination or a placebo coupled with psychotherapy.

Study summary:

This study is a 13 week clinical trial. During the 13 weeks participants receive placebo, ondansetron and topiramate alone or in combination. During the 13 weeks participants come to an outpatient clinic to receive the study medication, physical checks, and cognitive behavioral therapy. The duration of the weekly visit is 3 hours. There is a 1, 2, and 3 month post-study follow up visit. Screening for this study is initially done over the telephone and takes 15-20 minutes. If there is nothing found to make someone ineligible to participate, they come to the out-patient clinic for a more thorough in-clinic screening.


Inclusion Criteria: - Current diagnosis of alcohol dependence and drinking greater than or equal to 14 alcohol drinks/week for women and greater than or equal to 21 alcohol drinks/week for men in the last 30 days. - Provide a written, informed consent. - Good physical health and must weigh within at least 40 kg and no more than 140 kg. - Literate in English and able to read, understand, follow instructions, and complete questionnaires accurately. - Willingness to participate in behavioral treatments for alcoholism. - Provide evidence of stable residence in the last month prior to enrollment in the study and have no plans to move during the next three months. Exclusion Criteria: Please contact site for additional information



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Bankole Johnson, DSc, MD, PhD
University of Virginia

Mindy Borszich
Phone: 1-888-882-2345

Backup Contact:

Eva Jenkins-Mendoza
Phone: (434) 243-0562

Location Contact:

Charlottesville, Virginia 22911
United States

Mindy Borszich
Phone: 888-882-2345

Site Status: Recruiting

Data Source:

Date Processed: January 21, 2020

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