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Study of Efficacy of Association of Senna Alexandrina Mill and Associations on Functional Intestinal Constipation

This study has suspended participant recruitment.
(The study was interrupted by recruitment failure.)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Marjan Industria e Comercio ltda Identifier:
First received: October 5, 2009
Last updated: July 7, 2014
Last verified: July 2014
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of association of Senna alexandrina Mill (sena), Cassia fistula L., Tamarindus indica L., Coriandrum sativum L., Periandra mediterranea Taub. in patients with functional constipation.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: Senna alexandrina and associations
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Double-blind, Randomized, Placebo-controlled Study of Efficacy of Association of Senna Alexandrina, Cassia Fistula, Tamarindus Indica, Coriandrum Sativum, Periandra Mediterranea in Patients With Functional Intestinal Constipation

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Further study details as provided by Marjan Industria e Comercio ltda:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • average frequency of bowel movements measured at baseline and at 2 weeks of treatment [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • number of consecutive days that patients do not evacuate [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]
  • Proportion of stools with pain and difficulty [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]
  • degree of improvement of constipation according to the subjective evaluation of the volunteer, measured by the scores of the Global Assessment of the patient [ Time Frame: 2 weeks ]

Estimated Enrollment: 80
Study Start Date: June 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2014
Primary Completion Date: July 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Senna alexandrina and associations
Association of Senna alexandrina Mill (sena), Cassia fistula L., Tamarindus indica L., Coriandrum sativum L., Periandra mediterranea Taub
Drug: Senna alexandrina and associations

Drugs: Senna alexandrina Mill (sena), Cassia fistula L., Tamarindus indica L., Coriandrum sativum L., Periandra mediterranea Taub

1 tablet PO twice a day

Other Name: Brand name: Tamaril

Detailed Description:
This is a phase III trial, placebo-controlled with a parallel-group design.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients between 18-65 years with functional constipation by ROME IIII criteria
  • In the opinion of the investigator the patient will adhere to the protocol
  • Voluntary able to understand the nature and purpose of the study, including the risks and adverse effects and with intent to cooperate with the researcher and act in accordance with the requirements of the entire protocol, which was confirmed by signing the Consent Informed

Exclusion Criteria:

  • hypersensitivity to any component
  • pregnant or lactating
  • abdominal pain of unknown etiology
  • suspected intestinal occlusion and sub-occlusion
  • suspected abdominal inflammatory conditions (as appendicitis, peritonitis, cystitis, endometritis)
  • Crohn disease and colitis
  • Suspected intestinal constipation due abdominal surgery, neurological disorders (as aganglionoses, Parkinson disease, medullar tumor, stroke, multiple sclerosis), systemic sclerosis, multiple myeloma, scleroderma
  • Subjects with congenital mega colon, anorectal congenital malformation, inflammatory bowel disease or intestinal carcinoma
  • history of mal-absorption diseases
  • history of anemia, weight loss or anal bleeding
  • history of hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism and insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
  • known of positive result for human immunodeficiency virus test
  • heart, liver, lung or kidney important condition
  • drug or alcohol dependence
  • knowledge or suspicion of malignancy
  • body mass index < 18
  • body mass index > 30
  • participation on any experimental study 12 months prior this study
  • familiar history of colon carcinoma or inflammatory disease
  • Lack of adherence to the procedures of the protocol
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00990951

Departamento de Fisiologia e Farmacologia
Ceará, Fortaleza, Brazil
Sponsors and Collaborators
Marjan Industria e Comercio ltda
Principal Investigator: Maria EA Moraes, MD, PhD Federal University of Ceara - UNIFAC
  More Information

Responsible Party: Marjan Industria e Comercio ltda Identifier: NCT00990951     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MJ 3001-09
Study First Received: October 5, 2009
Last Updated: July 7, 2014

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive
Signs and Symptoms
Senna Extract
Sennoside A&B
Gastrointestinal Agents processed this record on April 28, 2017