Constipation patients needed for clinical study

Constipation sufferers invited to participate in a research study with an investigational medication.

Men and women suffering from constipation are invited to participate in a research study with an investigational medication.

Okanagan Clinical Trials, a Kelowna pharmaceutical research company, is currently conducting a study to determine the safety and effectiveness of an investigational medication for chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC).

CIC, or functional constipation, is constipation that occurs for at least a quarter of the time and does not have a specific physical or physiological cause.

“Chronic constipation is an uncomfortable condition that still requires an effective treatment,” said Dr. Sally Godsell, principal investigator for Okanagan Clinical Trials. “Without a specific physical cause, this kind of constipation can be difficult to diagnose and to manage.”

Eligible volunteers for this study will be men and women between the ages of 19 and 80 who suffer from CIC.

More than 1,300 patients will participate in this clinical study at 180 centres across Canada and the U.S.  To find out if you can participate in this study, contact Okanagan Clinical Trials at 250-862-8141.