Effect of 10mg Domperidone on Gastric Emptying of a High-fat Meal and Appetite Sensations in Healthy Adults
The purpose of this study is to determine whether domperidone was sufficient to accelerate gastric emptying of a high-fat solid meal and reduce satiety responses in a healthy adult population.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
|Official Title:||Does Domperidone, a D2-antagonist Alter Gastric Emptying Rates and Appetite Sensations in Healthy Adults?|
- Gastric emptying half time [ Time Frame: 6.5 Hours post ingestion ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Determination of Gastric emptying of a high-fat test meal measured by octanoic acid breath test after acute administration of 10mg domperidone
- Appetite sensations [ Time Frame: 6.5 hours post ingestion ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Determination of appetite sensations associated with ingestion of a high-fat test meal by visual analogue scale after acute administration of 10mg domperidone
|Study Start Date:||February 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||April 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||April 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Drug: Domperidone 10mg
This study aims to investigate the effect of domperidone on gastric emptying and appetite sensations in healthy subjects. Domperidone is a dopamine 2 (D2) receptor antagonist with claims of gastrointestinal tract pro-kinetic activity. Accelerated gastric emptying (GE) may lead to reduced satiation, increased food intake and is associated with obesity and diabetes mellitus. It is hypothesized that domperidone will increase gastric emptying rate and reduce satiety responses to a high-fat meal.
The effect of acute oral administration of 10 mg domperidone on gastric emptying of a high-fat pancake test meal, and subjective appetite sensations by visual analogue scale will be measured for six hours postprandially in a randomized, placebo-controlled, single-blinded manner in 13 healthy subjects.
|Department of Physical Education & Sport Sciences, University of Limerick|
|Principal Investigator:||Amir Shafat||University of Limerick|