Open-Label Placebo for Functional Dyspepsia


The study is evaluating the efficacy of open-label placebo for the treatment of functional dyspepsia.

Study Type

  • Study Type: Interventional
  • Study Design
    • Allocation: Randomized
    • Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
    • Primary Purpose: Treatment
    • Masking: None (Open Label)
  • Study Primary Completion Date: October 7, 2019


  • Drug: Placebos
    • placebo pills

Arms, Groups and Cohorts

  • Experimental: open-label placebo
    • open-label placebo
  • No Intervention: treatment as usual

Clinical Trial Outcome Measures

Primary Measures

  • dyspepsia severity on a VAS from 0-100
    • Time Frame: 3 weeks
    • How severe have your dyspepsia symptoms been over the past 7 days (on a VAS from 0-100)?

Participating in This Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria

  • Functional Dyspepsia

Exclusion Criteria

Gender Eligibility: All

Minimum Age: 18 Years

Maximum Age: 80 Years

Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: No

Investigator Details

  • Lead Sponsor
    • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
    • Sponsor

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