The Effects of Tegaserod on Mechanical Sensitivity of the Esophagus and Stomach in Patients With Heartburn and Dyspepsia.

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Novartis
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00171457
First received: September 12, 2005
Last updated: October 9, 2007
Last verified: October 2007
  Purpose

Investigate the role of tegaserod in modulating gastric sensitivity to mechanical distention of the stomach


Condition Intervention Phase
Heartburn
Dyspepsia
Drug: Tegaserod
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effects of Tegaserod on Mechanical Sensitivity of the Esophagus and Stomach in Patients With Heartburn and Dyspepsia.

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Further study details as provided by Novartis:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To determine if tegaserod 6 mg b.i.d modulates gastric sensitivity to mechanical distention of the stomach

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • 1) Comparing effects at end of treatment compared to baseline:
  • To verify that tegaserod modulates esophageal sensitivity to esophageal distention
  • To determine if tegaserod improves individual dyspeptic symptoms of epigastric pain/discomfort
  • To determine if tegaserod improves heartburn and/or regurgitation
  • To determine if tegaserod is preferred by patients with functional heartburn & accompanying dyspepsia & gastric mechanical sensitivity over placebo
  • Safety assessment
  • To determine if there is a correlation between esophageal & gastric mechanosensitivity thresholds in this patient group, and to determine if tegaserod alters this relationshi

Estimated Enrollment: 24
Study Start Date: April 2005
Study Completion Date: September 2006
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female subjects at least 18 years of age.
  • Subjects willing to undergo multiple nasogastric intubations.
  • Patients with functional heartburn will need to meet ROME II criteria.
  • Patients with symptoms consistent with dyspepsia (epigastric pain/discomfort characterized by bloating, postprandial fullness and early satiety)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects with clinically significant diarrhea or a diagnosis of diarrhea-predominant IBS.
  • Subjects with a diagnosis of IBD, Barrett's esophagus, esophageal stricture or ring, or previous or current history of ulcer disease.
  • Subjects with Diffuse Esophageal Spasm or Achalasia.

Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00171457

Locations
United States, Oklahoma
Oklahoma Foundation for Digestive Research
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States, 73104
Sponsors and Collaborators
Novartis
Investigators
Study Director: Novartis Novartis
  More Information

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00171457     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CHTF919DUS45
Study First Received: September 12, 2005
Last Updated: October 9, 2007
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Novartis:
functional heartburn
dyspepsia
male
female
visceral sensitivity

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Dyspepsia
Heartburn
Signs and Symptoms
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive
Tegaserod
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Neurotransmitter Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Serotonin Agents
Serotonin Receptor Agonists

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