Irritable Bowel Syndrome With Diarrhea (IBS-D) Rifaximin Re-Treatment Study (TARGET3)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Salix Pharmaceuticals
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01543178
First received: February 27, 2012
Last updated: June 15, 2015
Last verified: June 2015

February 27, 2012
June 15, 2015
February 2012
June 2014   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Repeat Treatment Responders [ Time Frame: 4-week treatment-free follow-up in double-blind repeat treatment phase. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Subjects who respond to repeat treatment in both IBS-related abdominal pain and stool consistency. The proportion of patients who responded to repeat treatment during the first double-blind repeat treatment phase is presented. Response is defined as improvement from baseline in abdominal pain AND reduction from baseline in diarrhea.
Repeat Treatment Responders [ Time Frame: 4-week treatment-free follow-up in double-blind repeat treatment phase. ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
Subjects who respond to repeat treatment in both IBS-related abdominal pain and stool consistency.
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome With Diarrhea (IBS-D) Rifaximin Re-Treatment Study
A Study to Assess Repeat Treatment Efficacy and Safety of Rifaximin 550 mg TID in Subjects With Irritable Bowel Syndrome With Diarrhea (IBS-D)

This study will evaluate the effectiveness and safety of repeat treatment with rifaximin 550 mg three times a day in patients with IBS with diarrhea who respond to initial treatment of rifaximin 550 mg three times a day.

It is important in chronic conditions to have information about how a product that is intended for short course administration in order to confer prolonged benefit should be administered beyond the first cycle of use once symptoms reappear. This Phase 3 study will evaluate the efficacy and safety of repeat treatment with rifaximin 550 mg three times daily (TID) for 14 days in subjects with IBS-D who respond to an initial treatment course with rifaximin 550 mg TID for 14 days.

This study consists of several treatment phases outlined below:

Screening/Treatment 1 Phase. Subjects will receive single-blind placebo TID for 7-13 days and answer daily IBS symptom-related questions.

Treatment 2 Phase. Eligible subjects will receive open-label rifaximin 550 mg TID for 2 weeks with a 4-week treatment-free follow-up. Responders will continue into Maintenance Phase 1. Nonresponders will withdraw from the study.

Maintenance Phase 1. Subjects will continue the treatment-free follow-up period for up to 18 weeks until either: 1) they experience recurrence or 2) enrollment is met in the Treatment 3 Phase (Double Blind Repeat Treatment Phase). Subjects who do not meet recurrence criteria by the end of the Maintenance Phase 1 will withdraw from the study.

Treatment 3 Phase/ Double Blind Repeat Treatment Phase. Subjects who meet criteria for recurrence will be randomized 1:1 to receive either rifaximin 550 mg TID or placebo TID for 2 weeks with a 4-week treatment-free follow-up.

Primary efficacy analysis will be performed at the end of the Treatment 3 Phase (at Week 6 of the double-blind period).

Maintenance Phase 2. All subjects continued into an additional treatment-free follow-up period of up to 6 weeks (Maintenance Phase 2).

Treatment 4 Phase/Second Repeat Treatment Phase. Subjects will receive the same double-blind treatment as previously assigned in the Treatment 3 Phase for 2 weeks with a 4-week treatment-free follow-up.

A lactulose breath test sub-study will be conducted at select sites.

Interventional
Phase 3
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Irritable Bowel Syndrome With Diarrhea
  • Drug: open-label rifaximin
    550 mg three times a day (open-label)
    Other Name: rifaximin
  • Drug: double-blind placebo
    3 times a day (double-blind)
    Other Name: Placebo
  • Drug: double-blind rifaximin
    550 mg three times a day (double-blind)
    Other Name: rifaximin
  • Experimental: Rifaximin open-label

    Subjects will receive open-label rifaximin 550 mg TID for 2 weeks with a 4-week treatment-free follow-up. Responders will continue into Maintenance Phase 1 (treatment free). Nonresponders will withdraw from the study.

    Subjects who meet criteria for recurrence in Maintenance Phase 1 enter the double-blind period and are randomized 1:1 to receive rifaximin 550 mg or placebo.

    Intervention: Drug: open-label rifaximin
  • Experimental: Double-blind rifaximin (retreatment)
    Subjects in this arm receive rifaximin 550 mg TID for 2 weeks with a 4-week treatment-free follow-up (first retreatment) followed by Maintenance Phase 2 (6 weeks [treatment free]) followed by a second retreatment with rifaximin 550 mg TID for 2 weeks with a 4-week treatment-free follow-up.
    Interventions:
    • Drug: open-label rifaximin
    • Drug: double-blind rifaximin
  • Placebo Comparator: Double-blind placebo (retreatment)
    Subjects in this arm receive placebo TID for 2 weeks with a 4-week treatment-free follow-up (first retreatment) followed by Maintenance Phase 2 (6 weeks [treatment free]) followed by a second retreatment with placebo TID for 2 weeks with a 4-week treatment-free follow-up.
    Interventions:
    • Drug: open-label rifaximin
    • Drug: double-blind placebo
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Completed
2583
June 2014
June 2014   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • IBS confirmed by Rome III diagnostic criteria.
  • At least 18 years of age.
  • Colonoscopy within the past 10 years to rule out inflammatory bowel disease; or flexible sigmoidoscopy if < 50 years of age or previous colonoscopy > 10 years prior.
  • Willing to maintain a stable diet. including vitamins, supplements, and nutraceuticals.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Diabetes (Type 1 or 2).
  • Lactose intolerance and not controlled by a lactose-free diet.
  • Pregnant or planning to become pregnant or is lactating.
  • History of HIV or hepatitis B or C.
  • Participation in investigational study within past 30 days.
  • Taking rifaximin or any other antibiotic within past 60 days.
  • Unstable cardiovascular or pulmonary disease, with change in treatment in last 30 days due to worsening disease condition.
  • History of GI surgery.
Both
18 Years and older
No
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States,   Germany,   United Kingdom
 
NCT01543178
RFIB3053
No
Salix Pharmaceuticals
Salix Pharmaceuticals
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Study Director: Enoch Bortey, PhD Salix Pharmaceuticals
Salix Pharmaceuticals
June 2015

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