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Rifaximin 3 Times/Day for Non-constipation IBS

2014-08-27 03:28:44 | BioPortfolio

Summary

To evaluate the efficacy of a 14-day course of rifaximin given 3 times a day vs. placebo in providing adequate relief of IBS symptoms.

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

Non-constipation Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Intervention

Rifaximin, Placebo

Location

Anniston
Alabama
United States
36207

Status

Completed

Source

Salix Pharmaceuticals

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:28:44-0400

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