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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 : April 28, 2020
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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)
Actual Enrollment : 346 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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Sponsors and Collaborators
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Study Director: Ipsen Medical Director Ipsen
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Responsible Party: Ipsen Identifier: NCT00276328    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2-31-00250-009
First Posted: January 13, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 28, 2020
Last Verified: April 2020
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Signs and Symptoms, Digestive