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Safety Evaluation of the Vibrating Capsule (Vibrant)

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Vibrant Ltd. Identifier:
First received: February 21, 2011
Last updated: December 9, 2014
Last verified: December 2014
The study will assess the safety of the vibrating capsule in healthy volunteers first and than for constipation relief constipated individuals.

Condition Intervention
Device: Vibrant capsule

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Safety Evaluation of the Vibrating Capsule in Aiding Reliving Constipated Individuals

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Further study details as provided by Vibrant Ltd.:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Number of patients with adverse events [ Time Frame: 7.5 weeks of treatment period ]
    Safety will be assessed descriptively by summarizing AEs, clinical laboratory test results, vital sign measurements, and ECG measurements

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in spontaneous bowel movement per week compared to baseline [ Time Frame: 9.5 weeks ]
    Efficacy will be assessed by increase of more than one complete spontaneous bowel movement per week during the 7.5 weeks of treatment compared to 2 weeks baseline

  • Patient assessment of capsule tolerability [ Time Frame: 7.5 weeks of treatment period ]
    Comfort and tolerability will be assessed by the patient. Tolerability evaluation will include: assessment of bowel habits, constipation, distention/bloating, abdominal discomfort/pain, patients assessment of impact of constipation on quality of life.

Enrollment: 26
Study Start Date: March 2011
Study Completion Date: April 2014
Primary Completion Date: April 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: vibrating capsule Device: Vibrant capsule
vibrating capsule
Other Name: Vibrant

Detailed Description:

Healthy volunteers will be followed for safety for 7 days after taking the capsule.

Constipated individuals will be first followed for 2 weeks and than they will use the capsule for 7.5 weeks period. Safety and efficacy will be evaluated.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients age 18-60 years
  • Ability of subject to understand character and individual consequences of clinical trial
  • Written informed consent must be available before enrollment in the trial
  • For women with childbearing potential, adequate contraception

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient with Diverticulosis
  • Patient must not use protocol-defined prohibited medicine
  • History of or current diagnosis of cardiovascular ischemic disease (e.g., angina pectoris, myocardial infarction, transient ischemic attack or stroke and including findings suggestive of ischemia on an ECG such as changes in ST segment and T waves, and / or Q wave)
  • Clinical evidence of significant (as judged by the Investigator) respiratory, cardiovascular, renal, hepatic-biliary, endocrine, psychiatric or neurologic diseases or presence of abdominal adhesions
  • Presents of pacemakers
  • History of or current eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia or compulsory overeating.
  • Diagnosis of mega-rectum or colon, a history of intestinal obstruction, congenital anorectal malformation, clinically significant rectocele, or any evidence of intestinal structural abnormality including gastrointestinal resection that affected bowel transit or any evidence of intestinal carcinoma, of inflammatory bowel disease or of alarm symptoms such as weight loss, rectal bleeding, or anemia.
  • Actively participating in another clinical trial
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01306448

Barzilai MC
AShkelon, Israel
Italian Hospital
Nazeret, Israel
Tel Aviv Souraski medical Center
Tel Aviv, Israel
Sponsors and Collaborators
Vibrant Ltd.
  More Information

Responsible Party: Vibrant Ltd. Identifier: NCT01306448     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Vibrant-09-MS-CTIL
Study First Received: February 21, 2011
Last Updated: December 9, 2014

Keywords provided by Vibrant Ltd.:
vibrating capsule

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive
Signs and Symptoms processed this record on April 26, 2017