A clinical trial evaluating a medication to treat constipation in children and adolescents (ages 6 to 17).
Does your child struggle with Constipation?
They may be eligible for a clinical trial evaluating a medication for constipation.
Constipation is one of the most common intestinal problems in children, accounting for 3% to 5% of all visits to pediatricians. In general, 2 or less normal bowel movements per week may be a sign of constipation. Fortunately, most constipation in infants and children is not caused by any serious medical disease. The cause of most constipation is functional or idiopathic, meaning there is no sign of injury, infection, or anatomic abnormality to explain the symptoms. Children need help from their parents, and sometimes from a health care professional, to prevent or manage constipation. As your child gets older, he or she may find it embarrassing to talk about bowel movements. But children need to know that a bowel problem like constipation happens to virtually everyone now and then.
IPS Research is seeking participants for a clinical trial of an investigational medication for the treatment of constipation in kids. If your child has constipation, they may be a candidate for this clinical trial.
To qualify for the study, your child must meet the following criteria:
- Be between 6 and 17 years old
- Have 2 or fewer bowel movements per week
- If your child takes laxatives or stool softeners and has more than 2 BM per week, it is likely they could be eligible.
- Otherwise, be in relatively good health