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A Study of Cisapride in Patients With Symptomatic Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease

This study has been terminated.
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Information provided by:
Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C. Identifier:
First received: January 20, 2011
Last updated: NA
Last verified: January 2011
History: No changes posted
The purpose of this study is to compare the efficacy and tolerability of cisapride with placebo in infants and children with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD).

Condition Intervention Phase
Gastroesophageal Reflux
Drug: Placebo
Drug: Cisapride
Phase 4

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 Clinical Trial to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of R051619 (Cisapride Oral Suspension 0.2 mg/kg q.i.d.) for the Treatment of Symptomatic Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) in Infants and Children

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Further study details as provided by Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Caregiver's assessment of infant pediatric GORD symptoms [ Time Frame: Up to 8 weeks (56 days) ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • The number and type of adverse events reported [ Time Frame: From time of first dose to the last dose (up to 8 weeks) ]

Enrollment: 6
Study Start Date: September 2003
Study Completion Date: October 2003
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 001
Cisapride 0.2 mg/kg suspension q.i.d.for 8 weeks.
Drug: Cisapride
0.2 mg/kg suspension q.i.d.for 8 weeks.
Placebo Comparator: 002
Placebo Suspension identical in appearance to cisapride q.i.d. for 8 weeks.
Drug: Placebo
Suspension identical in appearance to cisapride q.i.d. for 8 weeks.

Detailed Description:
This is a double-blind (neither patient nor study staff will know the identity of the assigned treatment) study evaluate the effectiveness and safety of cisapride in patients with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) (also referred to as gastroesophageal reflux disease [GERD[) compared to a placebo (a identical in appearance to cisapride but does not contain active drug). Patients will receive placebo or cisapride suspension at 0.2 mg/kg (volumn determined by patient weight) four times per day (q.i.d.) (15 minutes before feeding 3 times a day and at bedtime) orally (by mouth) for 8 weeks.

Ages Eligible for Study:   1 Month to 18 Months   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of GORD based on protocol-specified characteristics
  • Failed the 1st of 5 stepwise treatments for GORD recommended by the European Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN)
  • Caregiver able to complete the I-GERQ-R questionnaire

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Protocol-specified respiratory conditions requiring previous or current treatment with oral or intravenous corticosteroids (prior and concurrent use of inhaled corticosteroids is acceptable)
  • Cause of vomiting/regurgitation other than GORD
  • Prior history of cisapride intake
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01281553

Sponsors and Collaborators
Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.
Study Director: Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L. C. Clinical Trial Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.
  More Information

Responsible Party: Portfolio/CDT Leader, Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development, L.L.C. Identifier: NCT01281553     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CR003952
Study First Received: January 20, 2011
Last Updated: January 20, 2011

Keywords provided by Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.:
Cisapride (PREPULSID)
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Gastroesophageal Reflux
Esophageal Motility Disorders
Deglutition Disorders
Esophageal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Anti-Ulcer Agents
Gastrointestinal Agents
Serotonin Receptor Agonists
Serotonin Agents
Neurotransmitter Agents
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
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