Examining the Effect of Ondansetron on Bowel Prep Success

  • STATUS
    Recruiting
  • End date
    Jan 1, 2024
  • participants needed
    50
  • sponsor
    State University of New York - Downstate Medical Center
Updated on 10 July 2022
ondansetron

Summary

This is a pilot randomized-controlled trial assessing the utility of ondansetron for improving pediatric pre-colonoscopy bowel prep outcomes using the boston bowel preparation score, as well as assessing the impact on patient experience of bowel preparation.

Description

The study will compare two approaches to pre-colonoscopy cleanout, one with traditional laxatives only, and one with laxatives + anti-emetic therapy. The medication to be added will be Ondansetron (brand name: Zofran). Classically, the bowel prep entails drinking large amounts of water with an osmotic laxative and being only on a liquid diet the day prior to the procedure. Drinking this mixture of water with an osmotic laxative may cause nausea and discomfort in some patients that may prevent them from finishing the bowel prep. This will therefore affect the visualization of the colon during the procedure, as there will still be retained, hard stool. Having large amounts of stool in the colon during the procedure can make the colonoscopy more difficult, takes a longer time to complete, can make the study inconclusive, unable to properly diagnose, and difficult to take biopsies. This study assesses the impact of anti-emetic medication (ondansetron) on the bowel prep experience with the goal of improving participant tolerance and preparation success. This will eliminate concern for retained stool and less chance of cancelling a procedure due to improper bowel prep.

Details
Condition Abdominal Pain, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis, Diarrhea, Hematochezia, Weight Loss
Treatment ondansetron
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT05439772
SponsorState University of New York - Downstate Medical Center
Last Modified on10 July 2022

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Inclusion Criteria

Age >2, <20
clinically indicated for a colonoscopy

Exclusion Criteria

known arrhythmia or long QT
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