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Methylphenidate, Rivastigmine or Haloperidol in Hypoactive Delirium in Intensive Care Patients

Information source: UMC Utrecht
ClinicalTrials.gov processed this data on August 23, 2015
Link to the current ClinicalTrials.gov record.

Condition(s) targeted: Delirium

Intervention: Haloperidol (Drug); Methylphenidate (Drug); Rivastigmine (Drug); No intervention (Other)

Phase: Phase 3

Status: Terminated

Sponsored by: UMC Utrecht

Official(s) and/or principal investigator(s):
Jozef Kesecioglu, MD PhD, Study Director, Affiliation: UMC Utrecht


The purpose of this pilot-trial is the feasibility of a large randomized, placebo controlled, doubleblind clinical trial to investigate the use of methylphenidate, rivastigmine or haloperidol in hypoactive ICU-delirium. In addition we will compare duration of delirium, severity of delirium, length of ICU/hospital stay and side effects between the different interventions.

Clinical Details

Official title: Methylphenidate, Rivastigmine or Haloperidol in Hypoactive Delirium in Intensive Care Patients: a Randomized, Mono-Blind Pilot Trial

Study design: Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Primary outcome: duration of delirium

Secondary outcome:

duration of ICU-stay

duration of in hospital stay

delirium severity

frequency of side effects


Minimum age: 18 Years. Maximum age: N/A. Gender(s): Both.


Inclusion Criteria:

- Older than 18 years

- Diagnosed as hypoactive delirium

- Informed consent given

Exclusion Criteria:

- Pregnancy

- Epilepsy

- M. Parkinson

- Lewy-body dementia

- Prolonged QT-time

- Known allergy to the medicinals used

- Renal replacement therapy

- Hepatic encephalopathy

- Hyperthyroid

- Glaucoma

- Previous suicide attempts

- Syndrome of Gilles de la Tourette

- Patients which cannot receive the medication oral or through a nasogastric tube

Locations and Contacts

University Medical Center, Utrecht 3508 GA, Netherlands
Additional Information

Starting date: February 2008
Last updated: May 27, 2008

Page last updated: August 23, 2015

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