Efficacy and Safety, Tolerability of GA-AT0119 in IBS-C (RELAX)

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Updated on 23 March 2022


Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common functional bowel disorder that imposes a considerable burden on health-related quality of life (QOL) worldwide. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common digestive disorder affecting 7-21% of the general population. IBS with predominant constipation (IBS-C) is a subtype of IBS that accounts for more than a third of the IBS diagnosed.

The study Sponsor, Devintec SAGL, presents GA-AT0119, which acts by forming a mechanical barrier on the intestinal mucosa thanks to xyloglucan and pea proteins avoiding the increased intestinal permeability, bacterial invasion to intestinal tissues, and subsequent intestinal inflammation. The formulation of GA-AT0119 is completed with chia seed powder which provides a laxative effect by retaining water in the intestine increasing stool bulk and accelerating fecal transit.

There is increasing evidence that the pathophysiology of IBS is multifaceted involving mucosal inflammation, visceral hypersensitivity, microbial dysbiosis, dietary factors, and altered intestinal permeability (IP). Several studies have shown increased intestinal permeability in patients with irritable bowel syndrome. Serum zonulin, a biomarker of impaired increased permeability, is increased in patients' constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome compared to a healthy population and the levels are comparable to celiac disease.


Each subject will be asked to sign the Informed Consent Form (ICF). The patients diagnosed with IBS-C will be randomized in 1:1 ratio. The treatment will be administrated according to the approved leaflet and study procedures. Eligible patients will be randomized to receive either GA-AT0119 or Placebo. Patients will be treated according to the approved leaflet. The study subjects will return at day 7, 15 and day 28 for evaluation. Each subject will undergo a washout period of 28 days. At Day 56 each subject will be evaluated and will receive the crossover therapy line and start administration. Subject will be evaluated at Day 84 at the end of the crossover period. Patients will be evaluated for constipation symptoms, global assessment for tolerability, safety. Each subject will receive a diary where bowel frequency, type and transit time will be completed during product administration. From visit 2 to visit 6, patients will be evaluated for treatment adherence and clinical symptoms recurrences. Each subject will complete 2 additional phone follow-ups Visit for safety reporting and clinical symptoms recurrences according to protocol. During the follow-up visits subject will be evaluated also by using Likert scale for Abdominal Pain and discomfort, Sickness Impact Profile score, IBS-VAS scale and IBS-QoL.

Condition Irritable Bowel Syndrome With Constipation (IBS-C)
Treatment Arm A, Arm B
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT05240521
SponsorDevintec Sagl
Last Modified on23 March 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Adult subjects over 18 years old
Subject willing to sign the informed consent
The ability to comply with study visits
Patients with constipation following diagnostic of IBS-C (Subtypes prevalent presentation of stool in IBS according to the Rome IV Criteria: IBS with constipation (IBS-C) - ( >25% hard stools and <25% loose stools)

Exclusion Criteria

Use of gelatin tannate, diosmectite, probiotics, racecadotril or any other drugs or medical devices known to alter gastrointestinal motility or secretion within four weeks prior to enrolment
Chronic diarrhea caused by cystic fibrosis, coeliac disease, food allergy, diabetes Chronic diarrhea caused by lactose, fructose, or sorbitol intolerance
Diagnostic of IBS-D
Use of prebiotics, fiber supplements, laxatives, 5-HT4 agonists, antispasmodic, antidepressants with 4 weeks prior study Baseline visit
Abnormal thyroid function, a history of alcohol abuse or binge drinking, pancreatitis, sphincter of Oddi dysfunction, cholecystitis within the past 6 months, or known allergy to any of the components of the product or placebo
The patient is a member of the investigational team or his/her immediate family
Pregnant or breast-feeding women or women planning to become pregnant or breastfeed during the study
Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients of the study agents
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