A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Two Timing Regimens of Pico-salax for Colon Cleansing Prior to Colonoscopy
Pico-Salax is an osmotic and stimulant bowel cleansing agent used prior to colonoscopy. It is unknown whether splitting the doses (i.e. taking the second dose the morning of the colonoscopy) results in a better bowel cleansing, as research with other agents suggests this may be the case. This study aims to assess whether splitting the dose of Pico-Salax results in a better bowel cleansing than traditional dosing.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
|Official Title:||A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Two Timing Regimens of Pico-salax for Colon Cleansing Prior to Colonoscopy.|
- bowel cleansing assessed by the Ottawa Bowel Preparation Scale [ Time Frame: day of colonoscopy ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
- patient tolerance of preparation [ Time Frame: day of colonoscopy ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||November 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||August 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||March 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Split Dose
Doses of Pico-Salax split: one dose administered the night prior to colonoscopy and the other dose administered the day of the procedure.
Drug: Split Dose Pico-Salax
One dose of Pico-Salax taken the evening prior to colonoscopy and the other the morning of the procedure.
Active Comparator: Traditional Dose
Both doses of Pico-Salax taken the evening prior to colonoscopy.
Both doses of Pico-Salax taken the evening prior to colonoscopy