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Safety, Efficacy and Cost-effectiveness of Racecadotril in Children With Acute Diarrhea in Mexico

2014-07-23 21:08:36 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Rationale: Acute diarrhea (AD) is still a significant morbidity-mortality problem worldwide. Although oral rehydration therapy is the cornerstone, its anti-diarrheal effect is a controversial subject. Since ten years ago, Racecadotrilo´s safety and efficacy had been proved. However, a pharmacoeconomics analysis on this therapeutics has not been published yet.

Objective: Evaluate the efficacy, safety, tolerability and costs associated with Racecadotril administration in comparison to a placebo in infants up to 24 months of age with AD in a hospital (mildly or moderately dehydrated) and ambulatory (no dehydrated) settings at the National Institute of Pediatrics in Mexico.

Material and Methods: Randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled, clinical trial (RDBCCT) with pharmacoeconomics analysis (cost minimization) to realize in 454 infants with AD (270 hospitalized and 184 outpatients), 1 to 24 months of age who concomitantly will receive ORT and Racecadotril (1.5mg./Kg./t.i.d. doe 5 days) (ORT-Rac Group) or placebo (ORT-Placebo Group). The clinical outcomes in the hospitalized infants to measure will be a) Stool output rate at 48hs. and at the end of the study; b) duration of diarrhea; c) percentage of intravenous (IV) needs and d) percentage of adverse events. The outcome variables in outpatient infants to measure will be a) total liquid and semi-liquid bowel movements during the study; b) duration of diarrhea and c) percentage of adverse events. The pharmacoeconomics analysis will involve a cost minimization analysis (CMA). Results will be analyzed through bi and multivariate analysis using STATA 11.0 for Mac, considering a p value < 0.05 as significant. The pharmacoeconomics model will made through decisions trees using TreAge Pro Healthcare v 1.2.0, 2009.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Diarrhea

Intervention

Racecadotril, Placebo groups

Location

National Pediatric Institute
Mexico city
Mexico
04530

Status

Completed

Source

National Institute of Pediatrics, Mexico

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:08:36-0400

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