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Comparison of Nexium Versus Secretol in the Healing and Controlling of Symptoms in GERD Patients With Severe EE.

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified August 2014 by Effexus Pharmaceutical.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Southern Arizona VA Health Care System
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Effexus Pharmaceutical Identifier:
First received: May 24, 2010
Last updated: August 4, 2014
Last verified: August 2014
To compare the complete healing of erosive esophagitis(EE) after 3 weeks of treatment with Secretol 80/80 versus Nexium 40 mg daily.

Condition Intervention Phase
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Drug: Secretol
Drug: Nexium
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Comparison of Nexium Versus Secretol in the Healing and Controlling of Symptoms in Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease(GERD)Patients With Severe Erosive Esophagitis(EE).

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Further study details as provided by Effexus Pharmaceutical:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Primary objective is to evaluate the relationship between healing and study drug allotment. [ Time Frame: 3 weeks of treatment ]
    The primary objective is to evaluate the relationship between healing and study drug allotment. The variables to be used are erosive esophagitis healing status after 3 weeks of treatment as assessed by EGD (upper endoscopy) comparing to base line EGD.

Estimated Enrollment: 40
Study Start Date: May 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: May 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date: May 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Nexium
Comparing 40 mg.once daily in healing erosive esophagitis.
Drug: Nexium
Comparing 40 mg Nexium once daily to 80/80 Secretol once daily in healing erosive esophagitis.
Other Name: Esomeprazole
Active Comparator: Secretol
Comparing the efficacy of 80/80 Secretol once daily in healing erosive esophagitis.
Drug: Secretol
Comparing 80/80 once daily to Nexium once daily in healing erosive esophagitis.
Other Name: lansoprazole/omeprazole combination

Detailed Description:
We hypothesize that Secretol 80/80 daily will demonstrate better efficacy than Nexium 40 mg daily in healing erosive esophagitis(EE)and controlling gastroesophageal reflux disease(GERD)related symptoms after 3 weeks of treatment.In addition, Secretol 80/80 daily will have a faster effect on the aforementioned clinical parameters but a similar safety profile.

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or Female
  • Ages 18-75
  • EE Los Angeles grades C or D
  • Heartburn and/or regurgitation at least 3 times a week during the 7 day run- in period prior to randomization.
  • Able to read, understand, and complete study questionnaires and record
  • Able to understand the study procedures and sign informed consent
  • Able to comply with all study requirements

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects with Barrett's esophagus, non-erosive reflux disease,EE grades A or B, or peptic stricture on endoscopy
  • Subjects with previous upper gastrointestinal surgery
  • Subjects with clinically significant underlying comorbidity
  • Helicobacter pylori positive
  • Clinically significant GI bleed within the last 3 months
  • Esophagitis not related to acid reflux
  • Bleeding disorder
  • Zollinger-Ellison, achalasia,esophageal varices, duodenal/gastric ulcer, upper gastrointestinal malignancy
  • Women pregnant or lactating
  • History of allergic reaction to any Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI)
  • Patients can't be treated concurrently with warfarin or other anticoagulants,salicylates,steroids,NSAIDS > 3 times/week
  • Any medication dependant on gastric acid for optimal absorption
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01129713

Contact: Ronnie Fass, MD 520-792-1450 ext 5139
Contact: Marcia R. Willis, BS,CCRC 520-792-1450 ext 2032

United States, Arizona
Southern Arizona Veterans Health Care System Recruiting
Tucson, Arizona, United States, 85723
Principal Investigator: Ronnie Fass, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Effexus Pharmaceutical
Southern Arizona VA Health Care System
Principal Investigator: Ronnie Fass, MD Southern Arizona VA Health Care System
  More Information

Responsible Party: Effexus Pharmaceutical Identifier: NCT01129713     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NEXIUM versus SECRETOL
Study First Received: May 24, 2010
Last Updated: August 4, 2014

Keywords provided by Effexus Pharmaceutical:
Acid Reflux

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Gastroesophageal Reflux
Esophageal Motility Disorders
Deglutition Disorders
Esophageal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive
Signs and Symptoms
Anti-Ulcer Agents
Gastrointestinal Agents
Proton Pump Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action processed this record on May 22, 2017