fMRI Imaging of Opioid Withdrawal in Healthy Human Volunteers

Opioid medications are commonly used for pain relief. When given over time, physical dependence can occur. This results in unpleasant side effects--such as agitation and nausea--if opioid medications are suddenly stopped. However, we do not know how withdrawal affects the brain. We know that a medication named Ondansetron can help ease or prevent symptoms associated with opioid withdrawal. Through imaging of the brain by fMRI, we hope to see how opioid withdrawal, with and without the administration of ondansetron, affects brain activity.

Stanford is now accepting new patients for this trial. Please contact Anna Clemenson at 6508874677 for more information.

Investigator(s):

Intervention(s):

  • drug : Ondansetron

Phase: N/A

Eligibility

Ages Eligible For Study:

18 Years - 35 Years

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Primary Contact:

Anna Clemenson 6508874677

Stanford University School of Medicine 300 Pasteur Drive Stanford, CA 94305

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