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Study to Evaluate Smecta® vs Placebo on the Time to Recovery Following an Acute Diarrhoea Episode in Adults

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00276328
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 13, 2006
Last Update Posted : January 15, 2019
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Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether Smecta® is more effective than placebo with respect to time to recovery following an acute diarrhoea episode.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Diarrhea Drug: Diosmectite (Smecta®) Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 280 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Efficacy of Diosmectite (Smecta®) in the Treatment of Acute Diarrhoea in Adults. A Multicentre, Randomised, Double Blind, Placebo Controlled, Parallel Groups Study.
Study Start Date : January 2005
Study Completion Date : July 2006

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MedlinePlus related topics: Diarrhea

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Time to recovery ie time (hours) from the first sachet intake to the first formed stool (this formed stool must have been followed by a non-watery stool)

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Time (hours) from first sachet intake to the last watery stool
  2. Number of stools and number of watery stools per 12 hour period
  3. % of patients with recovery, per 12 hour period
  4. % of patients with associated symptoms such as nausea, abdominal pain, anal irritation, per 12 hour period
  5. Global evaluation of efficacy by the patient at Day 4 and Day 8 visits by a mean Visual Analogue Scale (VAS)

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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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Acute diarrhoea episode defined as at least 3 watery stools per day for 48 hours or less
  • Patient with, usually, normal bowel habits, i.e. at least 3 stools per week and no more than 3 stools per day

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Gross blood, pus in the stools
  • Fever >39ºC
  • Other episode of acute watery diarrhoea within the last 30 days
  • History of chronic diarrhoea or motor diarrhoea

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00276328

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Cabinet Médical, 50 rue Tata
Casablanca, Morocco, 20000
Cabinet Medical, 17 Boulevard Bir Anzaran
Casablanca, Morocco, 20200
Cabinet Médical, 12 rue Reaumur
Casablanca, Morocco, 20200
Cabinet Médical, 94 boulevard du 11 janvier
Casablanca, Morocco, 20200
Hopital Ibn Roched
Casablanca, Morocco, 20200
Hôpital Ben Msick Sidi Othmane
Casablanca, Morocco, 20200
Hôpital Avicenne
Rabat, Morocco, 99
Hopital régional de Ben Arous
Ben Arous, Tunisia, 2013
Hôpital des F.S.I.
La Marsa, Tunisia, 2070
Hôpital Régional de Menzel
Menzel Bourguiba, Tunisia, 7050
Hôpital Fattouma Bourguiba
Monastir, Tunisia, 5000
Hôpital Régional
Nabeul, Tunisia, 8000
Hôpital Hédi Chaker
Sfax, Tunisia, 3029
avenue du 20 mars 1956 - Cité Jawhara
Sousse, Tunisia, 4000
Cité Laouina
Sousse, Tunisia, 4000
rue Abou Baker Essadik
Sousse, Tunisia, 4000
rue Alexandre Dumas
Sousse, Tunisia, 4000
rue Sidi Sahloul - Hammam
Sousse, Tunisia, 4011
rue Ali Ibn Taleb - Messadine
Sousse, Tunisia, 4013
Avenue Habib Bourguiba - Kalaa Essghira
Sousse, Tunisia, 4021
Avenue Habib Bourguiba - Sidi Bou Ali
Sousse, Tunisia, 4040
Cité Sahloul, route principale, AFH No.9
Sousse, Tunisia, 4054
Hôpital Sahloul
Sousse, Tunisia, 4054
rue du 1 er juin - Kalaa Kebira
Sousse, Tunisia, 4060
Polyclinique Taoufik
Tunis, Tunisia, 1002
Rue Micipsa
Tunis, Tunisia, 1002
Hôpital Charles Nicolle
Tunis, Tunisia, 1006
Hôpital La Rabta
Tunis, Tunisia, 1007
Hôpital Habib Thameur
Tunis, Tunisia, 1008
Hôpital Militaire
Tunis, Tunisia, 1008
Polyclinique de la CNSS
Tunis, Tunisia, 1008
Sponsors and Collaborators
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Study Director: Ipsen Medical Director Ipsen

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Responsible Party: Ipsen Identifier: NCT00276328     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2-31-00250-009
First Posted: January 13, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 15, 2019
Last Verified: January 2019

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Signs and Symptoms, Digestive
Signs and Symptoms