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Clinical Trial Summary

MDMA (3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine, "Ecstasy") produces tachycardia, hypertension, hyperthermia, and other acute adverse effects. Ecstasy use has also been associated with rare cardio- and cerebrovascular complications. The role of beta-blockers in the treatment of cardiovascular and adverse effects of MDMA is unknown.


Clinical Trial Description

We investigated the interactive effects of the beta-blocker pindolol (20 mg) with MDMA (1.6 mg/kg) on heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, and adverse effects in a double-blind placebo-controlled study in 16 healthy subjects. ;


Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Pharmacodynamics Study, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Basic Science


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NCT number NCT00895804
Study type Interventional
Source University Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
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Status Completed
Phase Phase 1
Start date June 2001
Completion date March 2002

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