Evaluation of the Safety and Tolerability of Prucalopride in Constipated Elderly Subjects Living in a Nursing Facility

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Movetis
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00627692
First received: February 21, 2008
Last updated: May 28, 2008
Last verified: January 2008

February 21, 2008
May 28, 2008
February 1999
May 2000   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Patient's Global Assessment of severity of constipation and efficacy of treatment evaluated (for exploratory reasons only). [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
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Patient's symptom assessment(evaluated for exploratory reasons only). [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
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Evaluation of the Safety and Tolerability of Prucalopride in Constipated Elderly Subjects Living in a Nursing Facility
A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial to Evaluate the Safety and Tolerability of Oral Once-Daily Prucalopride (R108512) Solution in Constipated Elderly Subjects Living in a Nursing Facility

The purpose of this study is to determine whether prucalopride is safe and effective in the treatment of constipation in elderly subjects living in a nursing facility.

Hypothesis:

Prucalopride up to a dose of 4 mg once daily is safe and well tolerated in in elderly subjects living in a nursing facility.

This is a multicenter, Phase II, dose-escalation trial with a 4 week double-blind, placebo-controlled treatment period. There will be four treatment cohorts (0.5 mg, 1 mg, 2 mg, or 4 mg) with 25 subjects in each. The first cohort of 25 subjects will be randomly assigned to receive either 0.5 mg R108512 or placebo in a 4 to 1 ratio, respectively, for four weeks. After two weeks of treatment, the safety and tolerability of this dose will be evaluated for each subject by an independent (external) safety committee. If, at the completion of treatment, the safety committee grants approval to proceed to a higher dose, the second cohort will be randomly assigned to receive either 1 mg R108512 or placebo for four weeks. In a likewise manner, each dose will be evaluated for safety and tolerability before the next cohort will be treated with a higher dose. No subject can participate in more than one treatment cohort.

Subjects will be instructed not to change their diet or lifestyle during the trial. Subjects will be allowed to continue the use of routine stool softeners and fiber supplements during the trial; however, all existing stimulant or osmotic laxative medication will be withdrawn. If, during the trial, the subject does not have a complete bowel movement for three or more consecutive days, he/she will be allowed the use of his/her usual stimulant or osmotic laxative or an enema as a rescue medication. No laxatives or enemas should be used within the 24 hours before and 24 hours after the start of double-blind treatment.

Interventional
Phase 2
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Constipation
  • Drug: Prucalopride
    0.5 mg o.d.
    Other Name: Resolor
  • Other: Placebo
    o.d.
  • Drug: Prucalopride
    1 mg o.d.
    Other Name: Resolor
  • Drug: Prucalopride
    2 mg o.d.
    Other Name: Resolor
  • Drug: Prucalopride
    4 mg o.d.
    Other Name: Resolor
  • Active Comparator: 1
    Prucalopride
    Intervention: Drug: Prucalopride
  • Active Comparator: 2
    Prucalopride
    Intervention: Drug: Prucalopride
  • Active Comparator: 3
    Prucalopride
    Intervention: Drug: Prucalopride
  • Placebo Comparator: 5
    Placebo
    Intervention: Other: Placebo
  • Active Comparator: 4
    Prucalopride
    Intervention: Drug: Prucalopride
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
100
May 2000
May 2000   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Male and female patients at least 65 years of age (no upper age limit).
  2. History of constipation. i.e., the patient should have received any treatment for constipation at any time during the 4 weeks (28 days) preceding entry into the study, including fibre/bulk forming supplements.
  3. The patient had to live in a nursing facility.
  4. The patient had to be clinically stable.
  5. The patient had to be able to take oral medications.
  6. The patient had to be continent of bowels the majority of time.
  7. The patient had to be able to reliably communicate AEs.
  8. The patient had to provide informed consent, signed by the patient or legally acceptable representative and by the investigator.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients who were known to be HIV positive or who had AIDS.
  2. Patients who were being actively treated with Propulsid (cisapride) or cancer chemotherapy other than hormonal agents.
  3. Patients with significantly impaired renal function, i.e., creatinine clearance <30 mL/min using the Cockcroft and Gault formula:

    Males: CLCR = [(140-age) x (weight in kg)] / 72 x (SCR).

    Females: CLCR = male value x 0.85

    Because the calculated value for creatinine clearance could be artificially high when serum creatinine concentrations were very low, patients with a serum creatinine <0.5 mg/dL were excluded from the study.

  4. Patients who received an investigational drug in the 30 days preceding the study.
  5. Patients who had previously received either R093877 or R108512.
Both
65 Years and older
No
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NCT00627692
PRU-USA-26
No
Renate Specht Gryp, Movetis
Movetis
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Principal Investigator: D O'Neill, MD Riverside Regional Convalescent Center
Movetis
January 2008

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