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Maintenance Intermittent Therapy for Symptomatic GERD Patients

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00165841
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 14, 2005
Results First Posted : December 3, 2009
Last Update Posted : May 20, 2013
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Eisai Inc.

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study to determine the efficacy of 20 mg of rabeprazole given as a maintenance intermittent therapy following acute treatment for Symptomatic Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (s-GERD).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Drug: Rabeprazole 20 mg Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 200 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of Rabeprazole 20 mg Maintenance Intermittent Therapy Following Acute Treatment in Patients Wth Symptomatic Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Study Start Date : October 2004
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2005
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2008

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MedlinePlus related topics: GERD Heartburn

Arm Intervention/treatment
Placebo Comparator: Placebo Drug: Rabeprazole 20 mg
rabeprazole sodium tablet 20 mg once daily
Other Name: rabeprazole

Experimental: Rabeprazole 20 mg Drug: Rabeprazole 20 mg
rabeprazole sodium tablet 20 mg once daily
Other Name: rabeprazole




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The Percentage of Heartburn-free Days (24-hour Periods) During the 6-month Maintenance Treatment Phase (ITT Population). [ Time Frame: 6 months double-blind maintenance phase ]
    The percentage of heartburn-free days during the 6-month Maintenance Treatment Phase in patients treated with rabeprazole 20 mg compared to patients who received placebo in the ITT Population. Heartburn-free day was defined as no heartburn in both the daytime and nighttime period on a given day. Note a total 388 subjects were enrolled at the beginning of Acute Phase and 200 subjects were enrolled into the double-blind 6-month maintenance treatment phase.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. The Percent of Heartburn-free Daytime Period During the 6-month Maintenance Treatment Phase [ Time Frame: 6-month maintenance phase ]
    The percentage of heartburn-free daytime period is presented cumulatively including all data collected during the 6-month Maintenance Phase

  2. The Percent of Heartburn-free Nighttime Period During the 6-month Maintenance Treatment Phase [ Time Frame: 6-month maintenance phase ]
    The percentage of heartburn-free nighttime period is presented cumulatively including all data collected during the 6-month



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Key Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Male or female patients, 18 to 65 years of age.
  2. If female, not of childbearing potential by reason of surgery, radiation or menopause, or of childbearing potential, but using an approved method of contraception since the last menstrual period, for example, intrauterine device (IUD), implant, double barrier method, or oral contraceptives for at least one cycle. Females of childbearing potential must have a negative urine pregnancy test before medication is dispensed.
  3. Patients must report a minimum three-month history of GERD symptoms. GERD symptoms are defined as heartburn with or without regurgitation or other associated GERD symptoms.
  4. Patients must have at least 4 days with heartburn per week in each of the 2 weeks prior to Screening.
  5. Patients must have no esophagitis, with no proton pump inhibitors (PPIs, prescription or OTC), H2 blockers (prescription or OTC) or prokinetics within 14 days, prior to the endoscopy.

Key Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Evidence of significant hepatic, renal, respiratory, endocrine, hematologic, neurologic, psychiatric or cardiovascular system abnormalities, unless the Sponsor and Investigator agree that the nature and severity of any abnormality is unlikely to interfere with the conduct of the study, the interpretation of study results, or the health of the patient during the study.
  2. Females must not be pregnant, lactating or have a positive urine eta human chorionic gonadotropin (B-hCG) laboratory result.
  3. Patients with a history of allergy or sensitivity to proton pump inhibitors or to their inactive ingredients.
  4. Patients with known gastric ulcer, duodenal ulcer, infectious or inflammatory conditions of the small or large intestine, malabsorption syndromes, obstruction, a history of gastrointestinal malignancy, or prior gastric or intestinal surgery (including vagotomy).
  5. Patients who have a history of Barrett's esophagus, esophageal stricture, or pyloric stenosis.
  6. Patients with a history of endoscopically-proven esophagitis any time in the past.
  7. Patients who have taken proton pump inhibitors (PPIs, prescription or OTC), H2 blockers (prescription or OTC) or prokinetics within 14 days, prior to Screening endoscopy, or any of these medications within 7 days prior to the single-blind placebo run-in period.

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Locations
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United States, California
Quality Care Medical Center Inc.
Vista, California, United States, 92085
Sponsors and Collaborators
Eisai Inc.
Investigators
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Study Director: Yufang Lu Eisai Inc.
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Yufang Lu, Study Director, Eisai Medical Research Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00165841    
Other Study ID Numbers: E3810-A001-203
First Posted: September 14, 2005    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: December 3, 2009
Last Update Posted: May 20, 2013
Last Verified: December 2009
Keywords provided by Eisai Inc.:
non-erosive symptomatic GERD
GERD
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Gastroesophageal Reflux
Esophageal Motility Disorders
Deglutition Disorders
Esophageal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Rabeprazole
Anti-Ulcer Agents
Gastrointestinal Agents
Proton Pump Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action