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Study Evaluating IV Methylnaltrexone for the Treatment of Post Operative Ileus

This study has been completed.
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Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. Identifier:
First received: October 11, 2006
Last updated: July 22, 2011
Last verified: July 2011
Primary Objective: In subjects who have undergone segmental colectomy, the time between the end of surgery and first bowel movement is significantly shorter with the investigational MOA-728 regimen than with a placebo regimen.

Condition Intervention Phase
Post Operative Bowel Dysfunction
Drug: Methylnaltrexone (MOA-728)
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Parallel-group Study of Intravenous Methylnaltrexone (MOA-728) for the Treatment of Post Operative Ileus.

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Primary Objective: In subjects who have undergone segmental colectomy, the time between the end of surgery and first bowel movement is significantly shorter with the MOA-728 regimen than with a placebo regimen.

Estimated Enrollment: 495
Study Start Date: December 2006
Study Completion Date: November 2007

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


  • Must be scheduled for a segmental colectomy via open laparotomy with general anesthesia
  • Subjects with history of inflammatory bowel disease are eligible as long as the disease is not currently active and all other criteria are met
  • Subjects must meet the American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status I, II or III


  • Subjects who are scheduled for laparoscopic surgery for the segmental colectomy
  • Subjects with a recent history (<1 year prior to randomization) of abdominal radiation therapy; Subjects with a history of small bowel obstruction, known or suspected bowel adhesions (other than minor, clinically nonsignificant adhesions)
  • Subjects undergoing operations resulting in gastrointestinal ostomies, or who require use of post operative nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00387309

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.
Study Director: Jeff Cohn Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.
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Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Jeff Cohn, Salix Pharmaceuticals Identifier: NCT00387309     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 3200L2-300 
Study First Received: October 11, 2006
Last Updated: July 22, 2011
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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Intestinal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Narcotic Antagonists
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents
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