Gastrectomy Study: Study to Investigate the Effect of Creon 25000 Minimicrospheres on Body Mass Index (BMI) in Patients After Gastrectomy


The purpose of this study is to investigate BMI and the nutritional parameters of Creon (pancreatin) versus placebo after a total or subtotal gastrectomy.

Full Title of Study: “Double-Blind, Multicenter, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel-Group Study to Investigate the Effect of Creon 25000 Minimicrospheres on Body Mass Index (BMI) in Patients After Gastrectomy”

Study Type

  • Study Type: Interventional
  • Study Design
    • Allocation: Randomized
    • Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
    • Primary Purpose: Treatment
    • Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
  • Study Primary Completion Date: May 2006


  • Drug: Pancreatin
    • 2 capsules Pancreatin with 25 000 lipase units per main meal (3 meals) and 1 capsule per snack (2-3 snacks)
  • Drug: Placebo
    • Placebo

Arms, Groups and Cohorts

  • Experimental: 1
  • Placebo Comparator: 2

Clinical Trial Outcome Measures

Primary Measures

  • Baseline-adjusted body mass index (BMI) after 6 months therapy
    • Time Frame: 6 months

Secondary Measures

  • Effect on body composition, on stool fat, on the coefficient of fat absorption, stool weight, quality of life (Qol), clinical symptoms (gastrointestinal), data from the diary, Elastase
    • Time Frame: 6 months

Participating in This Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria

  • Informed consent – Males or females – Age >= 18 years – Total or subtotal gastrectomy – Females having negative pregnancy test or being surgically sterile or 1 year postmenopausal; women of childbearing age must use effective birth control. Exclusion Criteria:

  • Diseases or conditions limiting the participation in, or completion of, the study – Progressive tumors/metastasis – Complications leading to insufficient peroral nutrition – Known allergy to pancreatin – Known exocrine insufficiency – Experimental drug intake

Gender Eligibility: All

Minimum Age: 18 Years

Maximum Age: N/A

Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: No

Investigator Details

  • Lead Sponsor
    • Solvay Pharmaceuticals
  • Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
    • Gregor Eibes, Solvay Pharmaceuticals
  • Overall Official(s)
    • Global Clinical Director Solvay, Study Director, Solvay Pharmaceuticals

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