This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition chronic idiopathic constipation
Treatments plecanatide, placebo
Phase phase 3
Sponsor Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Start date November 2013
End date March 2015
Trial size 1350 participants
Trial identifier NCT01982240, SP304203-00


The purpose of this study is to confirm that the investigational medication, plecanatide, is safe and effective in treating chronic idiopathic constipation.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Endpoint classification safety/efficacy study
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking double blind (subject, caregiver, investigator, outcomes assessor)
Primary purpose treatment
Plecanatide tablets 3.0 mg QD for 12 weeks
Plecanatide tablets 6.0 mg QD for 12 weeks
(Placebo Comparator)
Matching placebo tablets QD for 12 weeks

Primary Outcomes

Proportion of patients who are overall responders
time frame: 12-week Treatment Period

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 18 years up to 80 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Male or female aged 18-80, inclusive - Meets modified Rome III criteria for functional chronic idiopathic constipation for at least 3 months with symptom onset for at least 6 months - Completed a colonoscopy in accordance with AGA colon cancer screening guidelines (5 years), with no clinically significant findings - Willing to maintain a stable diet during the study Exclusion Criteria: - Loose stool (mushy) or watery (Bristol score 6 or 7) stool in the absence of any laxative or prohibited medicine for > 25% of BMs during the 3 months prior to screening visit OR during the 14 day pre-treatment assessment - Active peptic ulcer disease, diabetes or hypertension not adequately treated or not stable - History of cathartic colon, laxative, enema abuse, or ischemic colitis - Fecal impaction within 3 months of screening - Patient has had /has any: diseases or conditions associated with constipation (GI or CNS), structural abnormality of the GI tract or gastric bypass surgery, pelvic floor dysfunction, pseudo-obstruction, active infectious gastritis, diverticulitis, anal fissures or any disease or condition that can affect GI motility or defecation or can be associated with abdominal pain - Unexplained and clinically significant "alarm symptoms" including lower GI bleeding, iron-deficiency anemia, weight loss or systemic signs of infection or colitis - Major surgery, stroke or MI within 60 days of screening - Participated in a previous plecanatide clinical trial

Additional Information

Official title A Randomized, 12-Week, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study to Assess the Safety and Efficacy of Plecanatide (3.0 and 6.0 mg) in Patients With Chronic Idiopathic Constipation (The CIC3 Study)
Description This is a randomized, 12-week, double-blind, placebo-controlled, study in approximately 1350 adult male and female patients with CIC comparing 2 doses of plecanatide to placebo. The study will be conducted at approximately 180 clinical study sites in the United States (US) and Canada. The primary objective of the study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of 3.0 and 6.0 mg of plecanatide administered once daily (QD) for 12 weeks in a population of patients with CIC. The study population will include only patients without other causes of constipation or other chronic conditions that could interfere with study assessments. Patients may not take laxatives (with the exception of the study-provided rescue medication, bisacodyl 5mg tablets), or a number of prohibited drugs that are known to cause constipation or diarrhea, during study participation. There are 6 scheduled study visits, including the screening and follow-up visits. The planned duration of participation in this study will be 112 days and up to 155 days, with washout and all visit windows considered.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in February 2015.
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