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Novel prebiotic shows continued reductions in lactose intolerance symptoms

August 7, 2017

RP-G28, a novel non-digestible oligosaccharide designed to stimulate the gut microbiota to metabolize lactose, significantly reduced symptoms in patients with lactose intolerance, according to a press release.

Ritter Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced this additional finding from its phase 2b/3 trial study that researchers designed to assess the efficacy, safety and tolerability of 2 dosing regimens of RP-G28. The trial comprised 377 patients with lactose intolerance and included a 30-day course treatment phase and a 30-day post-treatment “real world” observation phase where patients had foods containing lactose reintroduced into their diets, per the press release.

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