Chronic Constipation clinical trials at University of California Health
2 research studies open to eligible people
open to eligible females ages 18 years and up
Prucalopride is a medicine used to treat constipation. The main aim of the study is to measure prucalopride concentrations in breast milk. Other aims are to check the growth and development of babies breastfed by their mothers who took prucalopride and to check if the babies had any side effects. During the study, participants will provide one set of milk samples over 24 hours using an electric breast pump. Breast milk samples will be collected at home and will be shipped to the laboratory. Also, participants will be asked questions during telephone interviews every 2 months in the first year of their baby's life. They will also be asked to complete growth and development questionnaires about their baby.
open to eligible females
This study collects information on pregnant women with ongoing constipation who took prucalopride and those who did not take prucalopride. The main aim of the study is to learn if any medical problems in pregnant women or their infants might be related to taking prucalopride during pregnancy. Participants are not required to take prucalopride during the study. Participation begins after a pregnant woman has taken prucalopride. Women and their infants are followed during pregnancy and for 1 year after pregnancy to collect information on maternal, pregnancy, and infant outcomes. During the study, participants will be asked questions during 3 telephone interviews; 2 during pregnancy and 1 just after their expected delivery date. Participants who took or are taking prucalopride will be asked more detailed questions about this during these interviews. All information is collected remotely, and no visits to the study site are required. Also, all participants will be asked to complete a questionnaire about their baby when their baby is about 1 year old.
Our lead scientists for Chronic Constipation research studies include Christina Chambers, PhD, MPH.