A clinical research study for Constipation in Children and Teenagers
If you have tried other treatments and haven’t found a solution to get things moving, we invite you to learn more about a research study that is evaluating the safety and effectiveness of a study medication for constipation in children and teenagers.
Your child may be eligible to take part in the 2Go Study if they:
Additional study criteria will apply.
will be provided
at no cost.
About Constipation in Children and Teenagers
Constipation is a common condition and one of the main reasons for a visit to a gastroenterologist. The majority of children and teenagers experiencing symptoms of constipation are eventually diagnosed with “functional constipation” — a term that means there is no underlying disease causing their symptoms. In most cases, constipation is successfully treated with laxatives and dietary changes.
However, for approximately 1 in 3 children and teenagers, the symptoms persist and cannot be fully managed with regular enemas and even maximum laxative intake.
Further research is needed to understand and treat their symptoms. If your child or teenager has functional constipation and has not found relief from standard treatment, you may want to consider enrolling them in the 2Go Study.
Constipation accounts for an estimated 3 to 5 percent of all visits to pediatricians
Functional constipation is responsible for more than 95 percent of cases of constipation in healthy children one year and older and is particularly common among preschool-aged children