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Efficacy Study of Rezular (Arverapamil) in the Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome With Diarrhea (IBS-D) (ARDIS-1)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
AGI Therapeutics, Inc. Identifier:
First received: October 31, 2007
Last updated: June 10, 2009
Last verified: June 2009
The purpose of the study is to determine the efficacy and safety of Rezular (arverapamil) in the treatment of IBS-D.

Condition Intervention Phase
Irritable Bowel Syndrome With Diarrhea Drug: Rezular 15mg Drug: Placebo Drug: Rezular Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: 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 of Rezular (Arverapamil) in the Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome With Diarrhea (IBS-D)

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Further study details as provided by AGI Therapeutics, Inc.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Adequate Relief [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]

Enrollment: 711
Study Start Date: September 2007
Study Completion Date: June 2009
Primary Completion Date: June 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Placebo Comparator: 1 Drug: Placebo
Experimental: 2 Drug: Rezular 15mg
Oral Tablets
Experimental: Rezular 37.5mg Drug: Rezular
Rezular 37.5mg 3xday up to 12 weeks
Experimental: Rezular - 75mg Drug: Rezular
Rezular 75mg 3xday up to 12 weeks

Detailed Description:

We have fulfilled our enrollment requirements for this study.

This study has been designed as a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled parallel dose group trial. The study will be open to both women and men. At screening the patient will be assessed to see if they meet the Rome III criteria for IBS-D. After screening, patients will undergo a 14-day run-in period evaluation, during which eligibility to be randomized to drug or placebo will be determined. Patients will complete daily telephone diaries during the run-in and double-blind phases of the study. Patients will be evaluated at regularly scheduled clinic visits during double-blind phase of the study.

Patients who complete the study may have the opportunity to rollover to the open-label one-year safety study (ARDIS-3).


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • fulfilling Rome III criteria for IBS-D

Exclusion Criteria:

  • major cardiovascular disease
  • psychiatric illness except mild or moderate depression
  • pregnancy
  • presence of other GI disease that could explain IBS-like symptoms
  • history of major gastric, hepatic, pancreatic or intestinal surgery or perforation
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00552565

United States, North Carolina
Wilmington, North Carolina, United States, 28401
Sponsors and Collaborators
AGI Therapeutics, Inc.
  More Information

Responsible Party: David Young, AGI Therapeutics, Inc. Identifier: NCT00552565     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ARDIS-1
Study First Received: October 31, 2007
Last Updated: June 10, 2009

Keywords provided by AGI Therapeutics, Inc.:
IBS, IBS-D, R-verapamil, Arverpamil, Rezular

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Pathologic Processes
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive
Signs and Symptoms
Colonic Diseases, Functional
Colonic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases processed this record on August 22, 2017