The Efficacy and Safety of GCWB104 (Flos Lonicera Extract) in Functional Dyspepsia: A Single-Center, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study

Yonghoon ChoiNayoung Kim, Gi Tark NohJu Yup LeeDong Ho Lee
Dept. of Internal Medicine (내과학)
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Gut and Liver, Vol.14(1) : 67-78, 2020
Background/Aims: The Flos Lonicera extract GCWB104 has been shown to have significant protective effects against gastritis and gastric ulcers in vivo. The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy and safety of GCWB104 in subjects with functional dyspepsia (FD). Methods: In this single-center, double-blind, randomized clinical trial, 92 subjects diagnosed with FD using the Rome III criteria were allocated to either the test group (300 mg of GCWB104, containing 125 mg of Flos Lonicera extract, twice daily) or the placebo group (300 mg placebo, twice daily). The total score improvement on the Gastrointestinal Symptom Rating Scale (GSRS) for individual symptoms, changes in antioxidant levels, changes in dyspepsia-related quality of life according to the Nepean Dyspepsia Index (NDI), and adverse effects were compared before and after 8 weeks of treatment. Results: The differences in total GSRS scores and score improvements after 8 weeks of treatment were significant between the GCWB104 and control groups (p=0.0452 and p=0.0486, respectively). Thirteen of 15 individual symptoms on the GSRS improved in the GCWB104 group, while six symptoms improved in the control group. In addition, statistically significant changes in rumbling, loose stool, and stool urgency were observed in the GCWB104 group. Blood 8-hydroxy-2′-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG) levels, known as antioxidants, showed significant reductions after 8 weeks of administration of GCWB104. There were no adverse events related to treatment with GCWB104. Conclusions: GCWB104 safely contributed to improvements in mild to moderate FD and irritable bowel syndrome symptoms. Antioxidant effects of GCWB104 were also suggested ( number NCT04008901).
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