A Comparison of Three Medications to Treat Diarrhea in Adults.
A comparison of three medications to treat diarrhea in adults.
This single (investigator) blind, randomized, 3-arm, parallel-group study design was selected to show non-inferiority of loperamide/simeticone caplets compared to chewable tablets in a heterogeneous subject population aiming at validity of results and reducing bias. The study will also compare the loperamide/simeticone combinations versus a probiotic (Saccharomyces boulardii) in the treatment of acute diarrhea in adults. Probiotics have been used for acute infectious diarrhea to reduce the duration and severity of the illness.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Bio-equivalence Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Loperamide/simeticone 2 mg/125 mg caplets, Loperamide/simeticone 2 mg/125 mg chewable tablets, Probiotic Saccharomyces boulardii 250 mg capsules
Manipal Goa Hospital
Baja California Sur
Johnson & Johnson Consumer & Personal Products Worldwide
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00807326
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
One of the long-acting synthetic ANTIDIARRHEALS; it is not significantly absorbed from the gut, and has no effect on the adrenergic system or central nervous system, but may antagonize histamine and interfere with acetylcholine release locally.
Tablets coated with material that delays release of the medication until after they leave the stomach. (Dorland, 28th ed)
A disaccharide of GLUCOSE and GALACTOSE in human and cow milk. It is used in pharmacy for tablets, in medicine as a nutrient, and in industry.
Solid dosage forms, of varying weight, size, and shape, which may be molded or compressed, and which contain a medicinal substance in pure or diluted form. (Dorland, 28th ed)
Usually inert substances added to a prescription in order to provide suitable consistency to the dosage form. These include binders, matrix, base or diluent in pills, tablets, creams, salves, etc.
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