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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Primary Bile Acid Malabsorption, Secondary Bile Acid Malabsorption or Chronic Diarrhoea
and you are
between 18 and 80
years old
This is a second phase trial assessing
efficacy and side effects of the new treatment.
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The purpose

The investigators propose to develop studies of obeticholic acid (OCA) in patients with bile acid diarrhoea. OCA is a semisynthetic bile acid, also known as 6αethylchenodeoxycholic acid or INT747,and is a potent farnesoid X receptor (FXR) agonist. Preliminary data suggests that patients with bile acid diarrhoea have impaired production of the ileal hormone Fibroblast Growth Factor 19 (FGF19). FGF19 is stimulated by FXR agonists, and regulates bile acid synthesis. This study is a pilot, proof-of-concept, open-label study to investigate whether OCA can stimulate FGF19 in bile acid diarrhoea patients to provide a safe and effective treatment.

Provided treatments

  • Drug: Obeticholic acid

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT01585025. The sponsor of the trial is Imperial College London and it is looking for 35 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Obeticholic Acid Treatment in Patients With Bile Acid Diarrhoea: an Open-label, Pilot Study of Mechanisms, Safety and Symptom Response.