Do you ever experience problems swallowing? Or heartburn, especially at night or after eating?
You may notice that it occurs after you lay down to go to bed.

These are all symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). With heartburn being the most prominent symptom. GERD is a prevalent condition that researchers estimate is experienced by 20 percent of people in the United States.

To help further the development of a treatment that can provide relief, Gastroenterology Research of San Antonio is now enrolling those suffering from frequent heartburn in a study until full patient enrollment is met.

This study represents an excellent opportunity to help further the progression of a new medication for those suffering from frequent heartburn. Benefits of participating include:

  • Earn compensation for your study-related efforts
  • Each study participant will receive a free upper endoscopy exam

Heartburn Study Information

This is a phase 3, randomized, double-blind, multicenter study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Vonoprazan compared to placebo for relief of heartburn in subjects with symptomatic non-erosive gastroesophageal reflux disease (NERD).

What is NERD?

GERD is a chronic condition that occurs when gastric juice, bile, or stomach acid reflux from the stomach up into the esophagus. NERD is a type of GERD in which the esophagus is unharmed by stomach acid. In more common cases of GERD, stomach acid leaks into the esophagus, causing erosion and ulcers.

How do I know if I Qualify to Participate?

You might qualify to participate if you have been experiencing frequent heartburn over the last six months. You must be 18 years old and need to meet with Dr. Havranek to determine if you are fully eligible and if this study is right for you.

What is Heartburn?

Heartburn is often associated with burning chest pain or acid reflux. Heartburn symptoms occur when stomach acid or undigested food flows backward into the esophagus. Your stomach contains harsh contents, including stomach acid and digestive enzymes that help break down food. These contents can damage the sensitive lining of the esophagus and produce symptoms of heartburn.

Causes of Heartburn

There are many potential causes of heartburn. Reasons may include diet, lifestyle choices, and medical conditions. Dr.Havranek will diagnose the cause of your heartburn when determining if you will qualify to participate in this study.

What will I have to do during the Study?

If you decide to participate in this study, you will be asked to attend ten study visits (6 in person at our research office and 4 phone call contacts) over 33 weeks. Dr. Havranek will provide you with the study drug, which could contain either active treatment or placebo, and perform assessments to track your overall health and progress.

Want to Enroll or Learn More?

For more information, please get in touch with our research coordinators, Sierra or Benito, by calling 210-615-38848.

Gastroenterology Research of San Antonio
8550 Datapoint Drive, Ste 230
San Antonio, TX 78229