OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of mosapride on treatment of functional dyspepsia. METHODS: Randomized controlled clinical trial was conducted and patients suffered from functional dyspepsia were included. 5 mg mosapride was given three times daily for 4 weeks in the treatment group. 10 mg domperidone was given three times daily for 4 weeks as control. Changes on symptom score, gastric empty or new occurring events were included as outcomes. RESULTS: 231 patients suffered from functional dyspepsia were selected by inclusion and exclusion criteria from August 15 to Oct 22, 1999. Of these, 108 (46.8%) were males, versus 123 (53.2%) females and 118 (51.2%) in the treatment group and 113 (48.9%) as controls. 222 (96.1%) patients were followed up. Results showed that the total efficacy rates in early satiety and abdominal distension were 84.5% and 90.1% in mosapride after the 2 weeks of treatment. Mosapride seemed to be more effective in improving symptoms of belching and heartburn than that in controls (P < 0.05). In 4 weeks, the total efficacy in improving symptoms of abdominal distention and belching showed more effective in mosapride than that in controls (P < 0.05). Decrease of symptoms score was more in mosapride than that in controls (P < 0.05). Mosapride was less effective in controls in improving the gastric empty in terms of proportion (46.2% vs. 25.9%, P = 0.020) and range (46.2% vs. 24.0%, P = 0.003). Side effects would include diarrhea, constipation, headache, dizziness, insomnia, skin scare and the like. There was no significant difference between the two groups (9.6% in mosapride vs. 14.0% in controls). CONCLUSION: Mosapride was safe and effective in improving the symptoms and gastric empty of functional dyspepsia.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Zhonghua liu xing bing xue za zhi = Zhonghua liuxingbingxue zazhi|
|State||Published - Feb 2004|
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