Navigation Links
FDA Puts Black-Box Warning on Bowel-Cleansing Drugs
Date:12/11/2008

s not use the over-the-counter preparations for bowel cleansing, but that these products be used under the direction of a physician," Korvick said.

She added that there are alternatives to these preparations that can be used for bowel cleansing, including GoLYTELY and HalfLytely Bowel Prep.

In 2006, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration put out an alert on oral sodium phosphate products, excluding OsmoPrep, recommending that they be "used with caution" among patients with impaired kidney function due to their high phosphate content.

The FDA said Thursday that oral sodium phosphate products shouldn't be used by children under 18 years of age, or in combination with other laxatives containing sodium phosphate. And the agency urged the following high-risk groups to use the products with caution:

  • people over 55 years of age,
  • people who suffer from dehydration, kidney disease, acute colitis, or delayed bowel emptying, and,
  • people taking certain medicines that affect kidney function, such as diuretics (fluid pills), angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (medications that lower blood pressure), angiotensin receptor blockers (used to treat high blood pressure, heart or kidney failure), and possibly nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (similar to ibuprofen and other arthritis medications).

Earlier this year, researchers reporting in the Archives of Internal Medicine said the risks of oral sodium phosphate solutions and some oral sodium phosphate tablets were rare but real, particularly for elderly patients.

Dr. Hemant K. Roy, an associate professor in the department of medicine at Evanston-Northwestern Healthcare in Illinois, writing in an accompanying editorial in the journal, described the findings as "quite alarming."

However, he stressed that warranted concerns about phosphate solutions shouldn't keep patients from undergoing colon cancer screening.'/>"/>

Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Doctors raise questions, concerns about FDA suicide warning
2. Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. Responds to FDA Warning Letter
3. Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. Update on FDA Warning Letter
4. Wrinkle Fillers Need Better Label Warnings: FDA Panel
5. Quintet of proteins forms new, early-warning blood test before heart attack strikes
6. Spot the Warning Signs of Cancer in Your Pet
7. FairWarning(R) Announces New Privacy Surveillance Software Release
8. Paul Sullivans Legacy: An Early Warning Program for Detecting Melanoma Before Its Too Late
9. FDA Demands Tougher Warnings on Immunosuppressive Drugs
10. Antipsychotic Drug Use Up in Elderly Despite Warnings
11. FDA Expands Pepper Warning in Salmonella Outbreak
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
FDA Puts Black-Box Warning on Bowel-Cleansing Drugs
(Date:7/26/2014)... According to the "Get Rid Tattoo ... a comprehensive guide that provides readers with safe and ... book also teaches them how to fade dark colored ... their own home for drastic results. , Vkool ... book includes step-by-step tutorials and product recommendations for treating ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... 26, 2014 PersonalInjurySolicitorsIreland, a legal ... to people who have suffered from a variety ... both their new company, and a website, ... new website explained, http://www.personalinjurysolicitorsireland.com/personal-injury-claims , the law ... of the company is always on the client, ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... (PRWEB) July 26, 2014 According ... Monitoring Market by Product (vibration monitoring, thermography, ultrasound ... signature analysis), Component, Application and Geography - Global ... the machine health monitoring market is expected to ... 2014 to 2020. , Browse 117 market data ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... 2014 As reported by the New Orleans ... Increasing (7/3), the state of Louisiana has recently seen ... even than cocaine. Officials believe the increase is due to ... “form” of marijuana. However, both doctors and police confirm that ... as to call it “poison,” doctors have acknowledged that the ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... Gerontological Society of America (GSA) the ... of aging has chosen Heather M. Young, ... Davis, as the 2014 recipient of the Doris ... honor, presented by GSA,s Health Sciences Section, is ... recognition of outstanding and sustained contribution to gerontological ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:"Get Rid Tattoo Naturally" Book Review Exposes Jason Carter's Tattoo Removal Guide – Vkool.com 2Health News:"Get Rid Tattoo Naturally" Book Review Exposes Jason Carter's Tattoo Removal Guide – Vkool.com 3Health News:PersonalInjurySolicitorsIreland.com Announces the Launch of their New Company and Website 2Health News:Machine Health Monitoring Market by Product, Component & Application Worth $2.50 Billion by 2020 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Machine Health Monitoring Market by Product, Component & Application Worth $2.50 Billion by 2020 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Machine Health Monitoring Market by Product, Component & Application Worth $2.50 Billion by 2020 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:Louisiana Recognizes Dangers of Synthetic Marijuana 2Health News:Young earns GSA's 2014 Doris Schwartz Gerontological Nursing Research Award 2
... BRUNSWICK, N.J., May 29 Johnson & Johnson,will ... & Diagnostics,businesses, as well as an update on ... 8:30 a.m. (Eastern Time) on Thursday,June 5, 2008, ... N.J., Donald Casey, Worldwide Chairman, Comprehensive Care ...
... program follows highly successful free antibiotic program ... date, GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May 29 Supercenter ... in all 181 Meijer,pharmacies beginning June 1. The announcement ... for the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retail chain., "As ...
... Three of the most terrifying words in,the English language ... and the fear factor rises even higher, since prostate cancer ... with early,detection is very curable., Give a gift of ... simple,blood test to screen for prostate cancer. If there is ...
... Physiology and Exercise Metabolism (Montana WPEM) will present a ... American College of Sports Medicine, showing that wildland ... supplement, Wellmune WGP, had far fewer 23 ... similar group of firefighters taking a placebo. , Montana ...
... Caraco Pharmaceutical,Laboratories, Ltd. (Amex: CPD ) posted record ... March 31, 2008 (Fiscal 2008), of $191.8 million,and $350.4 ... for the corresponding periods of Fiscal 2007. Net income ... quarter and Fiscal 2008,respectively, as compared to net income ...
... ... through in silence, COSTA MESA, Calif., May 29 ... see healthy hair, they now see,an increasing proportion of scalp. Agonizing over ... sometimes even hair,extensions, which can actually further damage already stressed-out hair., ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Meijer Pharmacies to Offer Free Pre-Natal Vitamins 2Health News:Give the Man in Your Life the Gift of Health 2Health News:Montana Center for Work Physiology and Exercise Metabolism presents firefighter health study 2Health News:Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. Reports Record Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2008 2Health News:Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. Reports Record Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2008 3Health News:Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. Reports Record Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2008 4Health News:Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. Reports Record Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2008 5Health News:Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. Reports Record Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2008 6Health News:Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. Reports Record Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2008 7Health News:Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. Reports Record Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2008 8Health News:Hair Loss Is on the Rise, and Women Are Among the Hardest Hit 2
(Date:7/25/2014)... 2014  Smile Train and its technology partner BioDigital ... Surgery Simulator among leading global health innovations in The ... Washington, D.C. at The John ... "Smile Train is honored to be represented through ... innovators in health and medicine that TEDMED unites each ...
(Date:7/25/2014)...  CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS ) ... 5, 2014, at 8:30 a.m. (EDT) with analysts and ... An audio webcast of the conference call ... of the CVS Caremark website for all interested parties.  ... webcast will be archived and available on the web ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... , July 25, 2014 Cardinal Health ... community pharmacies as winners of its prestigious Independent Pharmacy ... Conference , one of the nation,s largest gatherings of ... winners – family-owned pharmacies from Ohio ... Texas – were selected for implementing exceptionally ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Smile Train and BioDigital Selected to Showcase Virtual Surgery Simulator in The Hive at TEDMED 2014 2Smile Train and BioDigital Selected to Showcase Virtual Surgery Simulator in The Hive at TEDMED 2014 3Cardinal Health Announces Three Best Practice Winners for Leading Change in Community Pharmacy 2Cardinal Health Announces Three Best Practice Winners for Leading Change in Community Pharmacy 3Cardinal Health Announces Three Best Practice Winners for Leading Change in Community Pharmacy 4Cardinal Health Announces Three Best Practice Winners for Leading Change in Community Pharmacy 5Cardinal Health Announces Three Best Practice Winners for Leading Change in Community Pharmacy 6
For the direct quantitative determination of low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) in human serum or plasma. For in vitro diagnostic use only....
Storage temperature: 2 - 8C, linearity: 0 - 25 mg/dL, expected value: male: 3.5 - 7.0 mg/dL and female: 2.5 - 6.0 mg/dL. Available with calibrator and number of test 500....
Storage temperature: 15 - 30C, linearity: 0 - 20 mg/dL, expected value: male: 3.0 - 7.0 mg/dL and female: 2.2 - 6.2 mg/dL. Available with calibrator and number of tests 125....
The assay kit is for determination of uric acid in serum or urine. Wavelength: 600 nm. Linear range: up to 80 mg/dL....
Medicine Products: