The Effects of Tegaserod Vs. Placebo on Whole Gut Transit Time in Patients With Chronic Constipation and Dyspepsia

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First received: January 13, 2006
Last updated: September 7, 2006
Last verified: September 2006

January 13, 2006
September 7, 2006
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To determine the effect of one week of tegaserod on the passage of content through the gut by radiological procedures.
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  • To evaluate the PD effects of tegaserod on upper & lower GI transit
  • To evaluate global well-being & upper and lower GI symptoms in daily assessment of bowel habits and weekly global and individual symptom assessments
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The Effects of Tegaserod Vs. Placebo on Whole Gut Transit Time in Patients With Chronic Constipation and Dyspepsia
A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Evaluation of the Effects of Tegaserod (6 Mg b.i.d) on Whole Gut Transit Time in Patients With Chronic Idiopathic Constipation and Dyspepsia
To demonstrate the effects of tegaserod on gastrointestinal scintigraphic orocecal transit in female patients with CC and upper GI symptoms of dyspepsia
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Phase 4
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Pharmacodynamics Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Constipation and Dyspepsia
Drug: Tegaserod and Placebo
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Females aged 18 to 64 years of age
  • Patients must present with two or more of the following criteria for chronic constipation for at least 12 weeks prior to entering the study:

    1. Less than 3 bowel movements per week
    2. Hard or lumpy stools
    3. Straining during bowel movements
    4. Feeling of incomplete evacuation
  • Patients must report overlapping symptoms consistent with dyspepsia, such as mid-upper abdominal discomfort characterized by early satiety, post-meal fullness and bloating

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with a recent history of, or current frequency of diarrhea occuring more than once per month off of laxatives
  • Clinically significant diagnosis of pelvic outlet obstruction or pelvic floor dyssenergia as determined by the study physicians
  • Patients with constipation secondary to medication use as determined by the study physician
  • Patients with clinically significant abnormal TSH levels at screening
  • Patients that have heartburn or abdominal pain as their predominant GI symptom
  • Evidence of cathartic colon or a history of laxative abuse

    • Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply
18 Years to 64 Years
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United States
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Mayo Clinic
Principal Investigator: Nicholas Talley, MD Mayo Clinic
Principal Investigator: Michael Crowell, PhD Mayo Clinic
September 2006

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