Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology (Apr 2016)

Profile of acotiamide in the treatment of functional dyspepsia

  • Ueda M,
  • Iwasaki E,
  • Suzuki H

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 2016, no. Issue 1
pp. 83 – 88


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Masahiro Ueda,1 Eisuke Iwasaki,1 Hidekazu Suzuki2 1Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 2Medical Education Center, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan Abstract: Efficacy of acotiamide for improving symptoms in patients with functional dyspepsia was shown by several clinical trials. In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group comparative Phase III trial conducted in Japan, 100 mg of acotiamide three times a day for 4 weeks was more effective than a placebo for improving symptoms, and quality of life. Acotiamide was well-tolerated treatment, with no significant adverse events. The aim of this review was to summarize the current evidence of the efficacy of acotiamide in the treatment of patients with functional dyspepsia. Keywords: functional dyspepsia, acotiamide, acetylcholinesterase, Rome III