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Diarrhea Predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Females

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00461526
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 18, 2007
Last Update Posted : November 22, 2010
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.

Brief Summary:

Clinical Trial with TRN-002 in Women with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

The purpose of this study is to investigate the safety and effectiveness of a new investigational drug in women for the treatment of diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome. The investigational drug is a natural product taken from a plant that grows in South America. The study medication will be administered orally twice a day. Subjects will be not able to remain on certain standard IBS medications (anti-diarrheals) while participating in the study. The total duration of the study is 18 weeks.

The study requires five study visits that include physical exams, ECG, blood draws, laboratory studies, and a colon procedure (such as a colonoscopy or flexible sigmoidoscopy if an appropriate procedure has not been performed in the last 5 years.) Participants will be asked to make entries into a touch-tone telephone diary on a daily basis.

Participants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Females at least 18 years of age
  • Diagnosis of diarrhea predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Willingness to make daily calls on a touch-tone telephone
  • Willingness to have an endoscopic and/or radiologic bowel evaluation, if you have not received one in the past 5 years.
  • Willingness to take an approved method of birth control (if required)

Participants CANNOT meet any of the following criteria:

  • Serious medical or surgical conditions
  • Colon Cancer, Crohns Disease or Ulcerative Colitis
  • Pregnant or breast feeding

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Irritable Bowel Syndrome Drug: crofelemer Phase 2

Detailed Description:

Clinical Trial with TRN-002 in Women with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

The purpose of this study is to investigate the safety and effectiveness of a new investigational drug in women for the treatment of diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome. The investigational drug is a natural product taken from a plant that grows in South America. The study medication will be administered orally twice a day. Subjects will be not able to remain on certain standard IBS medications (anti-diarrheals) while participating in the study. The total duration of the study is 18 weeks.

The study requires five study visits that include physical exams, ECG, blood draws, laboratory studies, and a colon procedure (such as a colonoscopy or flexible sigmoidoscopy if an appropriate procedure has not been performed in the last 5 years.) Participants will be asked to make entries into a touch-tone telephone diary on a daily basis.

Participants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Females at least 18 years of age
  • Diagnosis of diarrhea predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Willingness to make daily calls on a touch-tone telephone
  • Willingness to have an endoscopic and/or radiologic bowel evaluation, if you have not received one in the past 5 years.
  • Willingness to take an approved method of birth control (if required)

Participants CANNOT meet any of the following criteria:

  • Serious medical or surgical conditions
  • Colon Cancer, Crohns Disease or Ulcerative Colitis
  • Pregnant or breast feeding

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 240 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study to Assess the Safety and Efficacy of TRN-002 (Crofelemer) for the Symptomatic Treatment of Diarrhea-Predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome (d-IBS) in Females
Study Start Date : October 2006
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2007

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Diarrhea
Drug Information available for: Crofelemer

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 125 mg crofelemer Drug: crofelemer
125 mg crofelemer vs. placebo

Placebo Comparator: placebo Drug: crofelemer
125 mg crofelemer vs. placebo




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. To assess the safety of TRN-002 when administered twice daily for 12 consecutive weeks. [ Time Frame: March 2008 ]
  2. To assess the efficacy of TRN-002 when administered twice daily for 12 consecutive weeks. [ Time Frame: March 2008 ]


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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Females at least 18 years of age
  • Diagnosis of diarrhea predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Willingness to make daily calls on a touch-tone telephone
  • Willingness to have an endoscopic and/or radiologic bowel evaluation, if you have not received one in the past 5 years.
  • Willingness to take an approved method of birth control (if required)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Serious medical or surgical conditions
  • Colon Cancer, Crohns Disease or Ulcerative Colitis
  • Pregnant or breast feeding

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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00461526


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Sponsors and Collaborators
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.

Responsible Party: Michelle Widmann, Associate Director, Clinical Operations, Salix Pharmaceuticals
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00461526     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: TRN-002-202
First Posted: April 18, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 22, 2010
Last Verified: November 2010

Keywords provided by Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.:
IBS
d-IBS
Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Syndrome
Diarrhea
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Disease
Pathologic Processes
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive
Signs and Symptoms
Colonic Diseases, Functional
Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases