Efficacy and Safety of Lubiprostone in Pediatric Subjects Aged ≥ 6 Years to < 18 Years With Functional Constipation


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  • Site IRB
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 14-005242
    NCT ID: NCT02042183
    Sponsor Protocol Number: SAG/0211PFC-1131

About this study

A study of the efficacy and safety of Lubiprostone in pediatric subjects aged ≥ 6 Years to < 18 years diagnosed with Functional Constipation

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Medically-confirmed diagnosis of Functional Constipation per Rome III Diagnostic Criteria for Childhood Functional Constipation
  • At least 6 years of age but less than 18 years of age at the time of randomisation
  • Only stable dose of selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs), serotonin-specific reuptake inhibitor (SNRIs), or monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAO) inhibitors are allowed if subject is taking antidepressants

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Any gastrointestinal (GI) condition, other than constipation and/or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), affecting GI motility or defecation
  • Untreated faecal impaction at the time of screening
  • Medical/surgical condition that might interfere with the absorption, distribution, metabolism, or excretion of the study medication

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

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Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Imad Absah, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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