Study to Investigate Prucalopride vs. Polyethylene Glycol 3350 on Colon Activity

This study has been completed.
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Shire Identifier:
First received: October 12, 2012
Last updated: April 25, 2014
Last verified: April 2014

To evaluate the different effects of prucalopride and PEG 3350 + electrolytes on colon motor activity in subjects that are chronically constipated.

Condition Intervention Phase
Chronic Constipation
Drug: prucalopride
Drug: PEG 3350
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Pharmacodynamics Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Open-label, Randomized, Crossover, Reader-blinded Study to Investigate the Effect of Prucalopride and Polyethylene Glycol 3350 on Colon Motility With Intramural Manometry in Subjects With Chronic Constipation

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The Number of High-Amplitude Propagating Contractions (HAPC) [ Time Frame: over 12 hours post-dose ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Area Under the Concentration Curve (AUC) for Prucalopride [ Time Frame: over 12 hours post-dose ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • The Amplitude of HAPC [ Time Frame: over 12 hours post-dose ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Number and consistency of bowel movements as assessed by the Bristol Stool Scale [ Time Frame: over 12 hours post-dose ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Time Between Occurrence of Bowel Movement and Last HAPC Preceding that Bowel Movement [ Time Frame: over 12 hours post-dose ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Time to first HAPC [ Time Frame: over 12 hours post-dose ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Time to First Bowel Movement [ Time Frame: over 12 hours post-dose ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Propagation Velocity of HAPC [ Time Frame: over 12 hours post-dose ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Duration of HAPC [ Time Frame: over 12 hours post-dose ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Motility Index [ Time Frame: over 12 hours post-dose ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 13
Study Start Date: January 2013
Study Completion Date: December 2013
Primary Completion Date: November 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Prucalopride Drug: prucalopride
One 2 mg tablet orally administered on Day 1
Other Name: Resolor (Marketed name in Europe)
Active Comparator: PEG 3350 Drug: PEG 3350
13.8g polyethylene glycol (PEG) 3350 with sodium bicarbonate, sodium chloride, and potassium chloride as a solution in water. Administered twice orally on Day 1(once in the morning and once prior to lunch).
Other Name: Movicol


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Chronic constipation
  • Male or female ages 18-75 years
  • Non-pregnant, non-lactating female

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Drug-induced constipation
  • Subjects suffering from secondary causes of chronic constipation, such as:

    • Endocrine disorders, e.g. hypopituitarism, hypothyroidism, hypercalcemia, pseudohypoparathyroidism, pheochromocytoma or glucagon-producing tumors, unless these are controlled by appropriate medical therapy.
    • Metabolic disorders, e.g. porphyria, uremia, hypokalemia or amyloid neuropathy, unless these are controlled by appropriate medical therapy
    • Neurological disorders, e.g. Parkinson's disease, cerebral tumors, cerebrovascular accidents, multiple sclerosis, meningocele, aganglionosis, hypoganglionosis, hyperganglionosis, autonomic neuropathy or neuropathy due to chemotherapy, spinal cord injury, Chaga's disease, or major depression
    • Surgery.
  • Subjects with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
  • Rectal evacuation disorder/outlet obstruction
  • Subjects with intestinal perforation or obstruction
  • Severe renal impairment
  • Subjects with a history of alcohol or drug abuse
  • Subjects with lactose intolerance
  • Subjects with clinically significant cardiac, vascular, liver, pulmonary, endocrine, neurological or psychiatric disorders
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01707667

United States, Oklahoma
Oklahoma Foundation for Digestive Research
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Leuven, Belgium, 3000
United Kingdom
Barts Health NHS Trust
Whitechapel, London, United Kingdom
Sponsors and Collaborators
Principal Investigator: Jan Tack, Professor University of Leuven, University Hospital, Department of Gastroenterology, Belgium
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: Shire Identifier: NCT01707667     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SPD555-403
Study First Received: October 12, 2012
Last Updated: April 25, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Signs and Symptoms, Digestive
Signs and Symptoms processed this record on October 19, 2014