A randomized, comparative, open clinical trial for evaluating the efficacy of PP/JLN/107/09-10 Syrup in the management of Functional Constipation

  • Dr. Padmanabha Rugved Principal Scientist, Dabur India Limited, New Delhi, INDIA.
  • Pankaj Kumar Gupta DRDC, Dabur India Limited,
  • JLN Sastry Former Head,Healthcare R&D, Dabur India Limited, INDIA.
  • M. Ramadas Principal, Dhanwanthari Ayurvedic College & Hospital, Chandigarh, INDIA.
  • Rajiva Kumar Rai DRDC, Dabur India Limited,
Keywords: Functional Constipation, PP/JLN/107/09-10, Isabgol, Clinical Study, Rome II Criteria


Context: Functional constipation which has no underlying organic causes is difficult to be allopathic treatment for long term due to its side effects and undeniable effect, thus a natural balanced and compatible formulation needs to be validated. Objectives: Current study aimed to assess a poly-herbal formulation in management of functional constipation. Material and Methods: This study was 28 days, two armed, randomized, open labeled, prospective clinical study. 60 clinically confirmed cases of functional constipation patients randomized to receive orally either 2 teaspoonful of PP/JLN/107/09-10 Syrup or 1 teaspoonful of 5- 6 gm of Isabgol powder. Results were analyzed as per Rome II criteria and other associated symptoms like headache, acidity, belching, barborgysmy, flatulence and abdominal distension or bloating which are recorded on VAS score. Results: PP/JLN/107/09-10 scored over Isabgol on four out of six parameters of Rome II Criteria viz., frequency of bowel movement, straining at defecation, lumpy I hardstool formation, feeling of incomplete evacuation, feeling of ano-rectal blockage and manual maneuvers (p < 0.001). Trial drugs showed comparable effects (p > 0.05) in reducing the mean scores of associated symptoms like headache, acidity, belching, borgorgysmy, flatulence and abdominal distension. However, trial drug was found to perform statistically significant result in more number of parameters in comparison to Isabgol. Conclusion: PP/JLN/107/09-10 was found to be effective and safe in reliving functional constipation.


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DOI: 10.21760/jaims.v5i06.1118
Published: 2020-12-31
How to Cite
Dr. Padmanabha Rugved, Pankaj Kumar Gupta, JLN Sastry, M. Ramadas, & Rajiva Kumar Rai. (2020). A randomized, comparative, open clinical trial for evaluating the efficacy of PP/JLN/107/09-10 Syrup in the management of Functional Constipation. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences, 5(06), 43-50. https://doi.org/10.21760/jaims.v5i06.1118
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