Two Doses Mesalazine Granules Versus Placebo for the Prevention of Recurrence of Diverticulitis

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Recruitment Status : Terminated (Stopped due to futility.)
First Posted : December 24, 2009
Last Update Posted : July 21, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr. Falk Pharma GmbH

Brief Summary:
The purpose of the study is to determine which dose of mesalazine granules compared to placebo is more effective in the prevention of recurrence of disease.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Diverticulitis Drug: Mesalazine Drug: Placebo Phase 3

Detailed Description:
The primary purpose of the study is to demonstrate the superiority of mesalazine granules compared to placebo in terms of the two primary efficacy variables 'proportion of recurrence-free patients within 48 weeks' and 'proportion of recurrence-free patients within 96 weeks'.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 330 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Double-blind, Dose-response, Randomised, Placebo-controlled, Parallel Group, Multi-centre Phase III Clinical Study on the Efficacy and Tolerability of Mesalazine Granules vs. Placebo for the Prevention of Recurrence of Diverticulitis
Study Start Date : January 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : January 2013

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: A Drug: Mesalazine
1.5 g per day

Experimental: B Drug: Mesalazine
3 g per day

Placebo Comparator: C Drug: Placebo
0 g per day

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Proportion of recurrence-free patients at 48 weeks and at 96 weeks: [ Time Frame: 48/96 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Time to recurrence [ Time Frame: 48/96 weeks ]
  2. Occurrence of diverticulitis-associated fever [ Time Frame: 48/96 weeks ]
  3. Number of days with left lower quadrant pain [ Time Frame: 48/96 weeks ]
  4. Stool consistency [ Time Frame: 48/96 weeks ]
  5. Severity of diarrhea [ Time Frame: 48/96 weeks ]
  6. Quality of Life (QoL) [ Time Frame: 48/96 weeks ]
  7. Health assessment [ Time Frame: 48/96 weeks ]
  8. Assessment of efficacy by investigator and patient [ Time Frame: 48/96 weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   30 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of left-sided uncomplicated diverticular disease confirmed by computed tomography
  • Presence of at least one diverticulum of the left colon
  • Most recent attack of left-sided uncomplicated diverticulitis responding to antibiotics and/or dietary modification within the last 6 months
  • C-reactive protein (CRP) > upper limit of normal (ULN) or leucocytosis at the start of the most recent attack

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Complicated diverticular disease
  • Right-sided diverticulitis
  • Previous colonic surgery
  • Presence of symptomatic organic disease of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Active colorectal cancer or a history of colorectal cancer
  • Hemorrhagic diathesis
  • Active peptic ulcer disease, local intestinal infection
  • Asthma if careful medical monitoring is not ensured
  • Abnormal hepatic function or liver cirrhosis
  • Abnormal renal function

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01038739

United States, Florida
United Medical Research
New Smyrna Beach, Florida, United States, 32168
Sponsors and Collaborators
Dr. Falk Pharma GmbH
Principal Investigator: Wolfgang Kruis, Professor Evang. Krankenhaus Kalk, Medical department

Publications of Results:
Responsible Party: Dr. Falk Pharma GmbH Identifier: NCT01038739     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SAG-51/DIV
2009-015158-39 ( Other Identifier: Eudract )
First Posted: December 24, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 21, 2017
Last Verified: July 2017

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes
Intraabdominal Infections
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Antirheumatic Agents