ABOUT PEDIATRIC CONSTIPATION
Constipation is a common problem in children that are 6 to 17 years of age with prevalence estimates up to 30% of the population. Pediatric constipation has similar characteristics to that of constipation in adults including infrequent bowel movements, hard stools and painful passage of stools.
This study is investigating a medication that has been approved for use for constipation in adult patients. After a medication is approved for use in adults, studies are generally conducted in children if it is a problem shared by both age groups.
How can I tell if my child has constipation?
The pediatric constipation study will be a good fit for your situation if your child is suffering from one or more of the following symptoms:
Pain is experienced when going to the bathroom
A history of large diameter stools that may obstruct the toilet.
Constipation is a common problem that can be difficult for your child to manage. It is possible that this disorder can lead to feelings of embarrassment and may be a source of childhood stigma. However, several treatments are being developed for pediatric constipation with the intent of relieving the physical and emotional distress associated with this problem.
How your child can participate
If your child is experiencing any of the symptoms described above, it is likely that he or she may qualify for the constipation study. We are specifically seeking volunteers that are anywhere from 6 to 17 years of age to see if the medication under investigation provides relief. A guardian/caregiver is required to attend study visits with the child.
Please contact our office at 1-877-453-0404 to schedule a free clinical evaluation. Study participants may receive the following at no charge:
Study-related Medical Evaluation
Study-related Medical Care