Assessment of Efficacy and Safety of Tegaserod in Male Patients With Chronic Constipation.
Tegaserod (HTF919) is an aminoguanidine indole compound and a member of a class of subgroup-selective 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) agonists.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of tegaserod on bowel habits in male patients with chronic constipation.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Assessment of Efficacy and Safety of Tegaserod in Male Patients With Chronic Constipation.|
- Proportion of patients with mean increase of more than one complete spontaneous bowel movement (csbm) per week during the first 4 weeks of treatment compared to baseline.
- For csbm and sbm : Increase of > or = of one/week for weeks 1 to 12 and week 1, absolute number for week 1 to 4 and 1 to 12, time to 1st csbm, sbm.
- Daily assessment of bowel habits, patients assessment of bowel habits, constipation, distention/bloating, abdominal discomfort/pain, patients assessment of impact of constipation on quality of life, laxative use.
- Safety and tolerability.
|Study Start Date:||March 2004|
|Study Completion Date:||February 2005|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00141089
|Study Chair:||Novartis||Novartis Basel|