Breast Cancer Clinical Trial
Solifenacin Compared to Clonidine for Reducing Hot Flashes Among Breast Cancer Patients
Hot flashes present a considerable problem for many breast cancer patients; these symptoms may be intensified by hormonal therapies, such as aromatase inhibitors or tamoxifen. This study examines the value of solifenacin (a muscarinic acetylcholine receptor antagonist) in reducing hot flashes, compared with clonidine (a medication often used for treating hot flashes).
There has been considerable interest in developing new treatment strategies for managing hot flashes among women with breast cancer, in view of the limitations associated with currently available treatments. This randomized study evaluates the safety and efficacy of 3 weeks of solifenacin compared to 3 weeks of clonidine, for women receiving adjuvant hormonal therapy (aromatase inhibitors or tamoxifen) for breast cancer.
Women with a history of invasive breast cancer or DCIS
Currently taking aromatase inhibitors or tamoxifen
Not receiving hormone replacement therapy for minimum of one month
Age 18 years or older
Self-reported hot flashes at least fourteen times per week
Self-reported hot flashes for at least one month
If receiving non-tricyclic antidepressants (venlafaxine, paroxetine, citalopram, sertraline, etc.) or gabapentin, no change in regimen in past 4 weeks.
Receiving any other treatment for hot flashes within the past month, including estrogens, progestins, androgens, or gabapentin.
Current use of clonidine or solifenacin. (If patients have been off of these for one month, then they are eligible)
History of severe renal or moderate or severe hepatic impairment, as indicated by physical exam and medical record
Concurrent or planned chemotherapy or radiotherapy (within next 3 months)
Currently receiving tricyclic antidepressants, monoamine oxidase inhibitors, barbiturates, pimozide.
Currently using CYP3A4 inducers (i.e., aminoglutethimide, carbamazepine, dexamethasone, efavirenz, ethosuximide, griseofulvin, modafinil, nafcillin, nevirapine, oxcarbazepine, phenobarbital, phenylbutazone, phenytoin, primidone, rifabutin, rifampin, rifapentine, St. John's Wort, sulfadimidine, sulfinpyrazone, troglitazone) or potent CYP3A4 inhibitors (i.e., chloramphenicol, clarithromycin, erythromycin, imatinib mesylate, indinavir sulfate, itraconazole, ketoconazole, nefazoldone, nelfinavir mesylate, ritonavir, telithromycin, troleandomycin).
Uncontrolled or poorly controlled narrow-angle glaucoma, urinary retention, gastric retention (evaluated from history & physical exam and medical record)
Hypotension or uncontrolled hypertension (160/95 > BP < 100/60)
Severe coronary insufficiency, conduction disturbances, recent myocardial infarction (within past 3 months), cerebrovascular disease, syncope (evaluated from history & physical and medical record)
History of allergy or adverse reactions to clonidine or solifenacin
ECOG status > 2 (in bed more than 50% of day)
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Little Rock Arkansas, 72220, United States
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