We are currently conducting a medication research study for children with IBS-C. This medication is already approved by the FDA for use for in adults with IBS-C and further investigation in being conducted in the pediatric populatio.
How can I tell if my child has IBS with constipation?
In children and adolescents, IBS has similar characteristics as seen in adults including episodes of abdominal pain and discomfort that is associated with alterations in bowel habits including diarrhea, constipation or a mixed pattern. These symptoms can be debilitating and impact quality of life including decreased school attendance and increased healthcare usage.
Pediatric constipation is a common problem that can be difficult for your child to manage. It is possible that this disorder can lead to feelings of embarrassment and may be a source of childhood stigma.
How your child/teen can participate
We are seeking volunteers 6 to 17 years of age accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.
Please contact our office at 1-877-453-0404 or submit an inquiry to schedule a free evaluation. Study participants may receive the following at no charge:
- Study-related Medical Evaluation
- Study Medication
- Study-related Medical Care
- Compensation and travel assistance may be available