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Evaluation of Orlistat Versus Placebo for Adult Obesity Treatment

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Verified November 2015 by EMS
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First received: December 17, 2012
Last updated: November 9, 2015
Last verified: November 2015
The purpose of this study is to evaluate efficacy of orlistat 60 mg compared to placebo on weight loss and abdominal adiposity in obese adults treatment.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: Orlistat 60 mg
Other: Placebo
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Prospective Study, Parallel, Double-blind, Multicenter for Evaluation of Efficacy of Orlistat 60 mg for Adult Obesity Treatment Compared to Placebo Treatment.

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Efficacy of Orlistat 60 mg compared to placebo in obesity treatment based on weight loss and abdominal adiposity during 24 weeks. [ Time Frame: 196 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Adverse event incidence of orlistat 60mg when used for weight loss in adults [ Time Frame: 196 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Estimated Enrollment: 90
Study Start Date: February 2016
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Orlistat 60 mg Drug: Orlistat 60 mg
1 tablet 3 times a day
Placebo Comparator: Placebo Other: Placebo
1 tablet 3 times a day


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Genders Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Signed Informed Consent;
  • Adults Male and Female ≥ 18 years old and ≤ 60 years old;
  • Obesity (BMI ≥ 30kg/m2)
  • Stable weight (less than 5% variation on the last 3 months);

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy and Lactation or women without effective contraception;
  • Relevant clinical diseases;
  • Obesity associated to genetic syndrome;
  • Patients with diabetes;
  • Psychiatric disorders;
  • Alimentary disorders;
  • Use of: anorectics, herbal weight loss and/or constipation and laxatives, in the past 30 days;
  • Patients using cyclosporine or amiodarone;
  • Patients with bowel disease;
  • Prior bariatric surgery;
  • Anemia;
  • Hemoglobinopathies and coagulopathy;
  • History of cancer in the past five years;
  • Use of corticosteroids, oral or injectable, in the last 30 days.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01755676

Instituto São José dos Campos em Pesquisas Médicas - ISPEM Not yet recruiting
São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil, 12.243-280
Contact: Márcio A Pereira, MD    +55 12 39131789      
Principal Investigator: Márcio A Pereira, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
  More Information

Responsible Party: EMS Identifier: NCT01755676     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: ORL60EMS0511 
Study First Received: December 17, 2012
Last Updated: November 9, 2015
Health Authority: Brazil: National Health Surveillance Agency

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Nutrition Disorders
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Anti-Obesity Agents processed this record on January 17, 2017