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Dynacirc CR (Isradipine) - Summary



DynaCirc CR®(isradipine)Controlled Release Tablets

DynaCirc CRŽ contains isradipine, a calcium antagonist. It is available for once-daily oral administration as a controlled release 5 mg and 10 mg tablet for DynaCirc CR® (isradipine). DynaCirc CR® is a registered trademark for isradipine GITS (Gastrointestinal Therapeutic System) tablets.

DynaCirc CRŽ (isradipine) is indicated in the management of hypertension. It may be used alone or concurrently with thiazide-type diuretics.

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Published Studies Related to Dynacirc CR (Isradipine)

Effects of isradipine on cocaine-induced changes in cognitive performance in recently abstinent cocaine-dependent individuals. [2005.12]
Recently abstinent cocaine-dependent individuals, compared with healthy controls, appear more likely to exhibit deficits in cognitive performance and attention. Individuals with such cognitive deficits might be less able to avail themselves of rehabilitative or relapse-prevention efforts.

Effects of isradipine, a dihydropyridine-class calcium-channel antagonist, on d-methamphetamine's subjective and reinforcing effects. [2005.06]
In healthy human volunteers, we have previously shown that isradipine, a dihydropyridine-class calcium-channel antagonist, reduces some methamphetamine-induced positive subjective effects associated with its abuse liability, presumably by antagonizing cortico-mesolimbic dopamine pathways... Depending upon conditioning status, isradipine can reduce some methamphetamine-induced positive subjective and reinforcing effects associated with its abuse liability in methamphetamine addicts.

Effects of isradipine on methamphetamine-induced changes in attentional and perceptual-motor skills of cognition. [2005.03]
CONCLUSION: Our results do not support the further testing of isradipine as a medication for improving the cognitive impairments that have been associated with chronic methamphetamine use.

Kinetic and cardiovascular comparison of immediate-release isradipine and sustained-release isradipine among non-treatment-seeking, cocaine-dependent individuals. [2005.01]
The authors sought to determine whether sustained-release (SR) isradipine provided comparable systemic availability to that of immediate-release (IR) isradipine in non-treatment-seeking, cocaine-dependent individuals.The more favorable cardiovascular profile of SR isradipine would, however, make it more appropriate as an investigational medication for the treatment of stimulant dependence and related neurovascular disorders.

Isradipine and dextromethorphan in methadone-maintained humans under a naloxone discrimination procedure. [2004.05.03]
In seven methadone-maintained human participants trained to distinguish between a low dose of naloxone (0.15 mg/70 kg, i.m.; i.e., Drug A) and placebo (i.e., Drug B) under an instructed novel-response drug discrimination procedure, the calcium channel blocker isradipine (0-10 mg/70 kg, p.o.; N=7) and the N-methyl-D-aspartic acid (NMDA) receptor antagonist dextromethorphan (0-60 mg/70 kg, p.o.; N=6) were tested each alone and in combination with the training dose of naloxone...

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Clinical Trials Related to Dynacirc CR (Isradipine)

Parkinson's Disease Isradipine Safety Study [Recruiting]
The objective of this study is to establish the safety and tolerability of isradipine, sustained release preparation in patients with PD. This study is a logical continuation of the project that is being completed now and is conducted in preparation to NIH submission of the pivotal study on the efficacy of this agent for neuroprotection in PD. This study is conducted in parallel with Dr. Surmeier's work on further development of the preclinical data. The focus of his work now is to establishing the correlation between the dose that demonstrated neuroprotective effect in animal model and the dose used for clinical practice.

Hypothesis 1: Patients with PD will be able to tolerate isradipine across the FDA recommended dose range. We expect 10% attrition due to hypotensive effect of the agent.

Hypothesis 2: Patients with PD and concomitant stable hypertension will be able to tolerate isradipine provided that the dose of the concomitant antihypertensive agent is adjusted based on the blood pressure reading.

Adjunctive Isradipine for the Treatment of Bipolar Depression [Not yet recruiting]
This study investigates the medication isradipine, which is currently approved by the FDA to treat high blood pressure, in the treatment of depression in bipolar disorder. Isradipine or placebo (contains no active medication) will be used as an "add-on" to lithium, valproate, and/or atypical antipsychotics for individuals currently experiencing a major depressive episode. Our hypothesis is that isradipine will be superior to placebo in improving depressive symptoms.

Safety, Tolerability and Efficacy Assessment of Dynacirc CR in Parkinson Disease [Recruiting]
The Parkinson Study Group is conducting a research study of Dynacirc CR (Isradipine) to find out if it can be used safely, is tolerated by patients with Parkinson Disease (PD) and if it slows the progress of the disease. This is a randomized, double blind, placebo controlled study lasting approximately 54 weeks. Isradipine CR is approved by the FDA and marketed in the United States for the treatment of high blood pressure. It is now being studied in Parkinson Disease. Each study participant is randomly assigned to one of the 4 doses being studied: placebo (inactive medication) or isradipine CR 5, 10 or 20 mg.

Evaluating Isradipine for Cognitive Enhancement in Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder [Recruiting]
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the use of the drug isradipine for cognitive enhancement in patients diagnosed with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder.

Study to Evaluate the Incidence of Gastric Ulcers Following Administration of Either PN 200 or Naproxen in Subjects Who Are at Risk for Developing NSAID-Associated Ulcers. [Completed]
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the incidence of gastric ulcers following administration of either PN 200 or Naproxen in subjects who are at risk for developing NSAID-associated ulcers.

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Reports of Suspected Dynacirc CR (Isradipine) Side Effects

Blood Pressure Inadequately Controlled (3)Blood Pressure Increased (3)Product Quality Issue (3)Medication Residue (2)Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control (2)Weight Increased (1)Oedema Peripheral (1)Dizziness (1)Drug Effect Decreased (1)Musculoskeletal Pain (1)more >>

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