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Sucampo Pharmaceuticals submits supplemental new drug application for Lubiprostone to treat IBS-C
...one (8 mcg) to treat irritable bowel syndrome with constipation
(IBS-C). Lubiprostone, developed by Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, is currently approved for the treatment of Chronic Idiopathic Constipation in adults as AMITIZA (24 mcg) and is marketed by Sucampo Pharmaceuticals and Takeda Pharmaceuticals North...
Novel treatments may help alleviate constipation, IBS in women
...rapy indicated for treatment of chronic idiopathic constipation
in adults. Two twelve-week, independent studies s... this study suggests people suffering from IBS and constipation
may soon have another option for relief." Dr. Drossman will present this study on Tuesday, May 22,...
New study demonstrates that Lubiprostone may improve symptom relief rates in adults with IBS-C
...rates in adults with irritable bowel syndrome with constipation
(IBS-C). These results were presented as a late-b...p that was approved for use for chronic idiopathic constipation
in adults on January 31, 2006. Sucampo Pharmaceuticals expects to submit a supplemental New Drug...
Slow-release morphine reduces level of intractable cough
..., who added that the most common side effects were constipation
(40 percent) and drowsiness (25 percent). The investigators believe that the risk-benefit ratio makes low-dose morphine sulfate a credible therapeutic option for patients with chronic cough who fail other specific treatments....
Tibotec Therapeutics announces start of largest US study on HIV treatment in women
...rrhea (2.3 percent), abdominal pain (2.3 percent), constipation
(2.3 percent), and vomiting (1.5 percent). Please see full Prescribing Information for more details....
Study finds hydration lacking in older adults
...umption has been associated with fewer falls, less constipation
and laxative use, improved rehabilitation in orthopedic patients and a reduction in bladder cancer (among men)? In fact, drinking five or more 8-oz. glasses of water a day is also associated with lower rates of fatal coronary heart disease in middle-...
Study identifies factors associated with aggression in nursing home residents
Depressive symptoms, delusions, hallucinations and constipation
are associated with physical aggression among nurs...ptoms of depression, delusions, hallucinations and constipation
were associated with physical aggression. With the exception of constipation, the same factors also ...
Late-breaking Digestive Disease Week news
...thylnaltrexone for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation
in patients with advanced illnesses, such as cance...unction. Opioid-induced bowel dysfunction includes constipation
that is not adequately addressed by current therapies, such as laxatives or stool softeners. Methyln...
New compounds fight chronic symptoms of bowel disorders
...lief for these patients with symptoms ranging from constipation
to inflammation. DDW is the largest international gathering of physicians and researchers in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery. A Dose-Ranging, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of Lubiprostone ...
New study demonstrates that AMITIZA (lubiprostone) may help improve symptoms
...MITIZA was approved for use for chronic idiopathic constipation
in adults on January 31, 2006. This is the first t...ol consistency, bowel straining and assessments of constipation
severity. Comparisons between the groups revealed that during the first and second months, the impr...
AMITIZA(TM) (lubiprostone) shown effective and well-tolerated in people older than age 65
...ted in treating the symptoms of chronic idiopathic constipation
in the elderly adult population according to findi...nly prescription medication for chronic idiopathic constipation
that can be used in people age 65+ for longer than two weeks. Approximately one of four patients ov...
AGA Institute presents cutting-edge research during DDW
...sing of methylnaltrexone (MNTX) for opioid-induced constipation
(OIC) in advanced illness (AI). N. Slatkin et al. (3:15 p.m.) 28 Days of the Hepatitis C Protease Inhibitor VX-950, in Combination with PEG-Interferon-Alfa-2a and Ribavirin, is Well-Tolerated and Demonstrates Robust Antiviral Effects. E. J. Lawitz (...
Hysterectomy type makes little difference in later sexual function
...inary incontinence, increased urinary frequency or constipation
than women who underwent subtotal hysterectomy. They also found no evidence from these trials that removal of the cervix impaired sexual function. Satisfaction with sex, prevalence of painful intercourse and rates of sexual problems in the year or t...
AMITIZA (lubiprostone) launches in the United States
...ted States for the treatment of chronic idiopathic constipation
in adults. AMITIZA (pronounced ahm-e-TEASE-a) is t...w option for people living with chronic idiopathic constipation
who may be unsatisfied with traditional treatment options, including lifestyle and dietary changes, ...
March/April 2006 Annals of Family Medicine Tip Sheet
...fatigue, breast symptoms, back and neck pain, more constipation
and hemorrhoids, sweating and hot flashes, and less desire for sex than women not breastfeeding. According to the authors, with many new mothers returning to work soon after childbirth, there is a need to reexamine and broaden the definition of postp...
Is the Atkins diet safe?
...rom healthy, given their association with ketosis, constipation
or diarrhoea, halitosis, headache, and general fatigue to name a few side-effectsAs researchers and clinicians, our most important criterion should be indisputable safety, and low-carbohydrate diets currently fall short of this benchmark. Profession...
New drug lets thyroid cancer patients avoid nasty side effects during treatment
...ent), weight increase (60 percent vs. 21 percent), constipation
(43 percent vs. 3 percent), lethargy (50 percent vs. 12 percent), cold skin (47 percent vs. 12 percent), and puffiness around the eyes (50 percent vs. 0 percent). Eight months after radioiodine therapy, tests showed that remaining thyroid cells had b...
Improving coping skills benefits family caregivers of hospice patients with cancer
...d cope with specific cancer symptoms such as pain, constipation
and difficulty breathing. The researchers compared this group to caregivers of patients receiving hospice care alone and caregivers of patients receiving hospice care and supportive visits. Dr. McMillan found that with interventions, caregiver qualit...
Modified Atkins diet effectively treats childhood seizures
... the diet. Side effects can include kidney stones, constipation
and slowed growth. The modified Atkins diet also produces ketones, but requires no restrictions on calories, fluids and protein, and does not require a hospital admission and fast to begin. It also does not require the accurate weighing and measuring...
IBS study shows that targeted antibiotics lead to long-lasting improvement in symptoms
...lly focused on reducing its symptoms diarrhea and constipation
by giving medications that either slow or speed u...on between the amount of methane and the amount of constipation
was confirmed, another key finding. "We were pleased but not surprised with the results of this s...