Eight-Weeks Of Treatment With Talnetant In Subjects With Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 19, 2005
Last Update Posted : April 13, 2015
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Brief Summary:
This study will evaluate the effectiveness and safety of the investigational drug talnetant in treating subjects with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Irritable Colon Drug: talnetant Phase 2

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 741 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Eight-week, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Dose-ranging Study to Evaluate Efficacy and Safety of Talnetant in Subjects With Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Study Start Date : October 2004
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2005
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2005

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Determine whether talnetant provided adequate relief from IBS pain and discomfort for at least one of three talnetant dose groups compared with placebo and to determine the safety and tolerability of talnetant in subjects with IBS.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. - Explore response among subgroups IBS. - Evaluate positive treatment effects within bowel subgroups. - Compare treatment groups for global improvement of IBS symptoms. - Improvement of IBS pain or discomfort, Quality of Life.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion criteria:

  • Subjects will be required to conduct self-assessments of their IBS symptoms using a touch-tone telephone system for the duration of the study (15 weeks).
  • Must be diagnosed with IBS consistent with the Rome II criteria.
  • Must have normal results from a colonic procedure within 2 years of randomization.
  • Must have conducted self-assessments on at least 12 days and have a documented average IBS pain or discomfort score of greater than or equal to 1.5 during the two-week screening phase.

Exclusion criteria:

  • Self-assessment of no stool for 7 days during the two-week screening phase.
  • Clinically significant abnormal laboratory tests.
  • Current evidence or history of various conditions, comorbidities, or surgeries such as Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD), gastrointestinal surgeries, and diverticulitis.
  • Inability to use the touch-tone telephone system.
  • Hypersensitivity to quinolone antibiotics or quinolone derivatives.
  • Diagnosis of a psychiatric disorder within the past 2 years and not on a stable dose of medication for at least 6 months.
  • Women who are pregnant, breast feeding, or planning to become pregnant during the study.

Permitted medications: The subject is allowed to take any of the following medications, provided they maintain a stable dose for at least 30 days prior to the Screening visit and throughout the remainder of the study:

  • Antidepressants, except REMERON
  • Antihypercholesterolemics
  • Iron supplements
  • Bulking agents
  • Fiber supplement
  • Thyroid replacement therapy (levothyroxine)
  • Antipsychotics
  • Cox-2 inhibitors (CELEBREX)

Prohibited medications: Subjects must stop taking any medications they are taking to treat their IBS symptoms and must not have taken any of the prohibited medications at least 7 days prior to the Screening visit and must remain off these medications for the duration of the study.

  • Anticholinergics (dicyclomine, hyoscyamine, propantheline)
  • Cholinomimetic (bethanechol, pyridostigmine, tacrine, physostigmine)
  • All narcotics (morphine, codeine, TYLENOL #3, propoxyphene, either alone or in combination)
  • Tramadol hydrochloride (ULTRAM)
  • Colchicine
  • Orlistat (XENICAL)
  • Misoprostol, alone or in combination (ARTHROTEC, CYTOTEC)
  • 5-HT3 receptor antagonists (ondansetron, tropisetron, dolasetron, granisetron, mirtazapine, cilansetron, alosetron)
  • Tegaserod (ZELNORM)
  • Gabapentin
  • Lupron
  • Antacids containing magnesium or aluminium
  • Antidiarrheal agents
  • Bismuth compounds
  • Prokinetic agents (cisapride, metoclopramide)
  • Sulfasalazine
  • Laxatives
  • Cholestyramine

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00101985

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: GSK Clinical Trials GlaxoSmithKline

Responsible Party: GlaxoSmithKline Identifier: NCT00101985     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 223412/068
First Posted: January 19, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 13, 2015
Last Verified: April 2015

Keywords provided by GlaxoSmithKline:
Quality of Life
Irritable bowel syndrome

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Colonic Diseases, Functional
Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases