Clinical Trial 44924

Chicago, IL 60611


We are investigating the effects of a probiotic against the damage in the small intestine, from taking ibuprofen.

Medications like Ibuprofen are commonly prescribed to people for pain related conditions, however these medications are associated with damage to the stomach and intestines. 

The goal of this study is to explore the ability of a probiotic to reduce and/or reverse ibuprofen-induced small intestinal damage and GI symptoms in healthy volunteers.

The study is 7 weeks in duration with 6 visits to our clinic. 

To measure the level of damage we use a Video Capsule Endoscopy (VCE). This is a very small camera (approx the size of a supplement capsule) to take pictures of your gastrointestinal tract. The camera takes thousands of pictures as it passes through your system, which are then sent to a wireless receiver. This device stores the images which can then be reviewed to assess the level of damage. The VCE itself passes from your body naturally.

While the Ibuprofen may create some degree of damage in the small intestine during the study, this is quickly reversed upon its discontinuation.

Qualified Participants Must:

• Be aged 18-40
• Be generally healthy
• Not currently taking medications for major conditions such as Blood pressure, Cholesterol, Thyroidism, Heart conditions

Qualified Participants May Receive:

$1200 upon completion of the study

Clinical trials are medical research studies designed to test the safety and/or effectiveness of new investigational drugs, devices, or treatments in humans. These studies are conducted worldwide for a range of conditions and illnesses. Learn more about clinical research and participating in a study at About Clinical Trials.