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J Indian Med Assoc. 2008 Dec;106(12):814-5.

Itopride and pantoprazole outcomes in diabetic gastroparesis trial (IPOD trial).

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Alkem Laboratories Limited, Mumbai.


The most common cause of gastroparesis is diabetes mellitus. The present study was carried out to asses the combination of itopride and pantoprazole in the treatment of diabetic gastroparesis. The study was an open label, multicentre, conducted in 743 patients with diabetic gastroparesis for a period of 3 weeks. The efficacy parameters included nausea, vomiting, early satiety, bloating, postprandial fullness, epigastric pain and regurgitation. The patients were evaluated based on the frequency and severity of symptoms and compared with the baseline scores. There were significant improvement in severity as well as the frequency of all the symptom parameters of the disease (p<0.001). The physicians' evaluation to the therapy was rated either excellent or good.

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