Children who have irritable bowel syndrome associated with constipation (IBS-C) and abdominal pain may qualify for a clinical study with Meridian Clinical Research. This study will gather additional information about the safety and effectiveness of a medication that is currently approved for use by adults with IBS-C.
All study-related office visits, study medications, lab work, and study procedures are provided at no cost to participants. This is a placebo-controlled study — some patients will receive a non-active placebo.
Must be age 6 to 17
Must have had the following symptoms for at least 2 months; Abdominal pain at least 4 days per month associated with one or more of the following:
Related to defecation
A change in frequency of stool
A change in form (appearance) of stool
Will receive compensation for study-related time
Do not need insurance to join this study
For more information, complete the form on this page. After you submit your information, a Meridian enrollment specialist will call you to talk about the study. There is no obligation to join — you can decide if the study is right for you.
You can also talk to a Meridian enrollment specialist about this study by calling (912) 623-2240.
Meridian Clinical Research
4850 Massachusetts Ave NW, 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20016
After you submit your information, a Meridian enrollment specialist will contact you.
Participating in a study is an important decision — we’re here to help you before, during, and after studies.
Please note: Health insurance is NOT required to join.
Will I benefit from this study?
Your child is not guaranteed to benefit from being in a clinical study. However, information gathered in this study may help uncover better ways to treat condition(s) for your child and others worldwide.
Is participation voluntary after I submit my information?
Yes. Participation in a study is entirely voluntary. In the informed consent process, you’ll learn about the product being studied, your child’s role in the trial, potential side effects, tests that may be performed, and the number of visits that may be required. You will need to sign an informed consent form to join the study only after you fully understand your child’s role in the study.
Will I get a physical exam?
If you join the study, your child will receive a physical exam. Your child may also receive specific exams or tests — the results of which may be shared with you.
Will I receive compensation?
While participation in a clinical study is voluntary, you may be reimbursed for study-related time. After you submit your information, a Meridian enrollment specialist will call you to talk about the study. Staff at the research clinic will discuss possible reimbursement with you.
Founded in 1999 in Omaha, NE, Meridian studies the safety and effectiveness of new medicines, devices, and treatments. Its mission is to enrich lives by providing quality, compassionate care to patients and unparalleled clinical research services.
Clinical studies help scientists develop life-changing medicines, but it starts with you — participation makes it all possible. For more than 20 years, thousands of patients have trusted Meridian because of our focus on creating a positive patient experience.