Prevention of Travelers' Diarrhea in Subjects Traveling Outside the U.S.
The primary objective of this study is to assess the safety and tolerability of rifaximin 600 mg (3 x 200-mg tablets) once daily compared with placebo when taken for 14 days by healthy subjects to prevent travelers' diarrhea (TD) from all causes.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose: Prevention
|Official Title:||A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study Evaluating the Safety of Rifaximin for the Prevention of Travelers' Diarrhea in Subjects Traveling Outside the United States|
- The primary endpoint in this study is the assessment of safety and tolerability of rifaximin 600 mg QD compared to placebo.
- A secondary endpoints of this study include assessment of the differences between the 2 treatment groups based upon the proportion of subjects with TD during the 14-day Treatment Period.
|Study Start Date:||December 2005|
|Study Completion Date:||September 2008|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Travelers' diarrhea (TD) is the most common illness in travelers to the developing world, occurring in 60% or more of international travelers to high-risk areas. It can be quite debilitating for the usual 2 to 4 days of the illness and may lead to disruption of travel plans. Findings from recent studies have indicated that the chronic post-travel illness may prove to be of greater clinical and public health significance than the acute illness. Specifically, persistent diarrhea has been reported in 2% to 10% of travelers developing diarrhea. Moreover, bacterial enterocolitis, including that associated with TD, leads to post-infectious irritable bowel syndrome in 4% to 31% of patients.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00328380
|United States, Florida|
|Sunshine Medical Center|
|South Miami, Florida, United States, 33143|
|United States, Texas|
|Southwest Doctors, PA|
|Houston, Texas, United States, 77004|
|La Porte Family Clinic|
|La Porte, Texas, United States, 77571|