Effect of Itopride, on Symptoms of Functional Dyspepsia, Such as Indigestion, Bloating, Inability to Finish a Meal
Itopride is a new compound that is already marketed in Japan and in some countries of Eastern Europe under the name of Ganaton. It is used to treat symptoms of functional dyspepsia. Patients suffering from this condition have difficulties digesting food. They feel full after eating a few bites; they feel bloated and their stomachs hurt. The goal of this study is to see if itopride helps to relieve the symptoms of functional dyspepsia.
|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 Multicentre, Randomized, Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Study of the Efficacy and Safety of Itopride HCl in Patients Suffering From Functional Dyspepsia|
- Symptom relief
- Impact of symptom relief on quality of life
|Study Start Date:||July 2004|
|Study Completion Date:||March 2006|
|Primary Completion Date:||March 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Drug: Itopride Hydrochloride
The study lasts approximately 10 weeks. Patients may either receive the real itopride, or a sugar pill called placebo. They have equal chances of receiving either treatment. After having completed this study, patients may be eligible to continue treatment for a longer period. At that point, all patients receive itopride.
Patients need to come to the clinic for evaluations 4 times during the trial. Various evaluations are done at these visits, such as a physical exam, lab tests, evaluation of the heart condition, and questionnaires need to be completed by the patient to see if the drug helps them in relieving their symptoms.