Investigation of PicoPrep Versus HalfLytely for Bowel Preparation for Colonoscopy - Day Before PicoPrep

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ferring Pharmaceuticals
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01073943
First received: February 22, 2010
Last updated: October 23, 2012
Last verified: October 2012
  Purpose

Subjects undergoing an elective complete colonoscopy will randomly receive either PicoPrep: 2-sachets for oral solution in two divided doses given in the afternoon (first dose - sachet) and 6 hours later in the evening (second dose - sachet), given the day before the procedure or HalfLytely: for oral solution and two 5 mg Bisacodyl tablets, given the day before the procedure to evaluate its effectiveness, tolerability and safety.


Condition Intervention Phase
Bowel Preparation
Drug: PicoPrep
Drug: HalfLytely
Drug: bisacodyl
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomized, Assessor-Blinded, Multi-Center Study Investigating the Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability of "Day Before" PicoPrep™ for Oral Administration Versus HalfLytely® for Colon Cleansing in Preparation for Colonoscopy

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Further study details as provided by Ferring Pharmaceuticals:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Percentage of Participants Classified as Successes (Excellent and Good Ratings) According to the Aronchick Scale As Assessed by a Blinded Gastroenterologist [ Time Frame: Day 2 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Overall colon cleansing was assessed by a blinded gastroenterologist during the colonoscopy using the Aronchick scale. The Aronchick scale is a 4-step rating scale: inadequate, fair, good, and excellent. Excellent is defined as >90% of mucosa seen, mostly liquid stool, minimal suctioning needed for adequate visualization. Good is defined as >90% of mucosa seen, mostly liquid stool, significant suctioning needed for adequate visualization.


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Percentage of Participants Classified as Successes (Excellent, Good and Fair Ratings) For Ascending Colon Cleansing According to the Ottawa Scale As Assessed by a Blinded Gastroenterologist [ Time Frame: Day 2 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Cleansing of the ascending colon was assessed by a blinded gastroenterologist during the colonoscopy using the Ottawa scale, a 5-step rating scale: inadequate, poor, fair, good, and excellent. Excellent is defined as mucosal detail clearly visible; if fluid is present, it is clear and there is almost no stool residue. Good - some turbid fluid or stool residue but mucosal detail still visible; washing and suctioning is not necessary. Fair - turbid fluid or stool residue obscuring mucosal detail. However, mucosal detail becomes visible with suctioning and washing is not necessary.

  • Percentage of Participants' Responses to the Acceptability and Tolerability Questionnaire: How Easy or Difficult Was It To Consume the Study Drug? [ Time Frame: Day 2 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Participants answered the question above on Day 2 prior to the colonoscopy procedure. Answers were on a 5-point scale: very easy, easy, tolerable, difficult, very difficult

  • Percentage of Participants' Responses to the Acceptability and Tolerability Questionnaire: Were You Able to Consume the Entire Prep As Instructed? [ Time Frame: Day 2 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Participants answered the question above on Day 2 prior to the colonoscopy procedure. Answers were on a 2-point scale: yes, no

  • Percentage of Participants' Responses to the Acceptability and Tolerability Questionnaire: Please Describe Your Overall Experience With the Study Preparation [ Time Frame: Day 2 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Participants answered the question above on Day 2 prior to the colonoscopy procedure. Answers were on a 5-point scale: Excellent, Good, Fair, Poor, Bad

  • Percentage of Participants' Responses to the Acceptability and Tolerability Questionnaire: The Taste of This Study Preparation Was [ Time Frame: Day 2 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Participants answered the question above on Day 2 prior to the colonoscopy procedure. Answers were on a 5-point scale: Excellent, Good, Tolerable, Poor, Bad

  • Percentage of Participants' Responses to the Acceptability and Tolerability Questionnaire: Would You Ask Your Doctor for This Preparation Again if You Need Another Colonoscopy in the Future? [ Time Frame: Day 2 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Participants answered the question above on Day 2 prior to the colonoscopy procedure. Answers were on a 2-point scale: yes, no

  • Percentage of Participants' Responses to the Acceptability and Tolerability Questionnaire: Would You Refuse the Same Preparation Again if it Were to be Prescribed to You in the Future? [ Time Frame: Day 2 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Participants answered the question above on Day 2 prior to the colonoscopy procedure. Answers were on a 2-point scale: yes, no

  • Participants With Treatment-Emergent Adverse Events (TEAEs) [ Time Frame: up to one month ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Counts of participants who had TEAEs are summarized in a variety of categories. Severity and relatedness to study drug are in the opinion of the investigator. Severity is rated on a 3-point scale: mild (awareness of signs or symptoms, but no disruption of usual activity), moderate (event sufficient to affect usual activity), and severe (inability to work or perform usual activities). Only severe TEAEs are summarized. Relatedness is assessed on a 4-point scale: unrelated, unlikely, possibly and probably. Both possibly and probably answers are reported as 'related' to study medication.


Other Outcome Measures:
  • Percentage of Participants Classified as Successes (Excellent, Good and Fair Ratings) For Colon Cleansing According to the Ottawa Scale As Assessed by a Blinded Gastroenterologist [ Time Frame: Day 2 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Colon cleansing was assessed by a blinded gastroenterologist during the colonoscopy using the Ottawa scale, a 5-step rating scale: inadequate, poor, fair, good, and excellent. See Outcome #2 for definitions of the scale. Assessment of mid colon, recto-sigmoid, and overall (ascending, mid, and recto-sigmoid) cleansing is summarized here.


Enrollment: 603
Study Start Date: May 2010
Study Completion Date: October 2010
Primary Completion Date: October 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: PicoPrep
"Day Before" method and consists of two separate doses: the first dose during the afternoon or early evening before the colonoscopy and the second dose 6 hours later during the evening before the colonoscopy.
Drug: PicoPrep
PicoPrep (sodium picosulfate, magnesium oxide and citric acid) powder for oral solution consisted of 2 pouches of powder administered in a divided dose. Each PicoPrep pouch was reconstituted by mixing the contents in a cup with 5 ounces of cold water. Subjects randomized to the PicoPrep group will begin treatment (1st sachet) one day before colonoscopy between 4:00 and 6:00 PM, and will complete the treatment (2nd sachet) at least 6 hours later, between 10:00 PM and 12:00 AM. Subjects will consume approximately (5) 8 oz. glasses of clear liquids following the first sachet administration in the afternoon and (3) 8 oz. glasses of clear liquids following the second sachet administration in the evening, one day before colonoscopy.
Other Names:
  • PicoPrep™
  • Prepopik™
Active Comparator: HalfLytely
HalfLytely and Bisacodyl Tablets Bowel Prep Kit was used according to the approved labeled dosage and administration instructions. The two bisacodyl tablets were taken the day prior to the procedure and the HalfLytely was taken following the first bowel movement or 6 hours after the bisacodyl tablets.
Drug: HalfLytely
HalfLytely contains polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution (PEG-EL), sodium chloride, sodium bicarbonate and potassium chloride. The day prior to the colonoscopy procedure and after the first bowel movement or after 6 hours following administration of the bisacodyl tablets, whichever occurred first, subjects were to drink the 2 liter HalfLytely at a rate of one 8-ounce glass every 10 minutes. The entire solution was to be consumed.
Other Name: HalfLytely
Drug: bisacodyl
Two 5 mg bisacodyl tablets were taken in the afternoon on the day prior to the colonoscopy procedure.
Other Name: bisacodyl

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female, age 18 to 80 years, inclusive, being scheduled to undergo elective colonoscopy
  • Female patients should be post menopausal (women ≥ 45yrs with no menstrual period for at least 12 months without an alternative medical cause), be surgically sterile, or be using medically approved contraception, throughout the trial period
  • Females of childbearing potential must undergo a pregnancy test at screening and again at randomization
  • Subjects must have had more than or equal to 3 spontaneous bowel movements per week for one month prior to the colonoscopy
  • Subjects should be willing, able and competent to complete the entire procedure and to comply with study instructions
  • Written informed consent obtained prior to study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Acute surgical abdominal conditions (e.g. acute obstruction or perforation, etc.)
  • Active (acute/exacerbation of/severe/uncontrolled) Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Any prior colorectal surgery, excluding appendectomy, hemorrhoid surgery or prior endoscopic procedures
  • Colon disease (history of colonic cancer, toxic megacolon, toxic colitis, idiopathic pseudo-obstruction, hypomotility syndrome)
  • Ascites
  • Gastrointestinal disorder (active ulcer, outlet obstruction, retention, gastroparesis, ileus)
  • Upper gastrointestinal surgery (gastric resection, gastric banding, gastric by-pass)
  • Uncontrolled angina and/or Myocardial Infarction (MI) within last 3 months, Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), or uncontrolled hypertension
  • Renal insufficiency (serum creatinine and potassium must be within normal limits)
  • Participation in an investigational study within 30 days prior to receiving study medication (or within 60 days for investigational drugs with an elimination half-life greater than 15 days)
  • Any clinically significant laboratory value at the screening, including pre-existing electrolyte abnormality, based on clinical history that the Investigator feels may affect the study evaluation
  • Hypersensitivity to active ingredients
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01073943

Locations
United States, Florida
Florida Clinical Research Group
Clearwater, Florida, United States
Investigational site
Hollywood, Florida, United States
Nature Coast Clinical Research
Inverness, Florida, United States
United States, Louisiana
Gastroenterology Associates, LLC
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Louisiana Research Center
Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
United States, Maryland
Investigative Clinical Research
Annapolis, Maryland, United States
United States, New Jersey
NJ Physicians, LLC
Passaic, New Jersey, United States
United States, North Carolina
Vital re:Search, Inc
Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
United States, Ohio
Gastroenterology Research Consultants of Greater Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
United States, Pennsylvania
Albert Einstein Medical Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
United States, Tennessee
Gastroenterology Associates
Kingsport, Tennessee, United States
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ferring Pharmaceuticals
Investigators
Study Director: Clinical Development Support Ferring Pharmaceuticals
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Ferring Pharmaceuticals
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01073943     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2009-02
Study First Received: February 22, 2010
Results First Received: August 10, 2012
Last Updated: October 23, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Ferring Pharmaceuticals:
Bowel Preparation
Colonoscopy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Bisacodyl
Picosulfate sodium
Cathartics
Gastrointestinal Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions

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