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Senokot(R) Tablets Undergo a Natural Makeover

... recommending to consumers to treat occasional constipation associated with diet or lifestyle. The new ... by doctors and pharmacists, relieves occasional constipation that may be associated with certain medical ... gentle, yet effective relief for occasional constipation associated with diet or lifestyle. The Purdue ...

With Autism, Diet Restrictions May Do More Harm Than Good

... autistic children do have a higher rate of constipation and eating issues, such as eating the same foods ... "And I tend to agree with their conclusion that constipation might be related to the dietary habits of autistic kids." The constipation and feeding difficulties identified in the study, ...

Constipation May Lead to Other Problems

... the scientific evidence, researchers found that constipation might lead to or boost the risk for more serious ... that few people appreciate the seriousness of constipation because symptoms can vary greatly, from mild to ... In the United States, the direct cost of treating constipation is about $235 million a year, another study has ...

Guess What Most Americans Don't Want to Talk About (Hint: It's Not Sex!)

... Connecticut to California, the United States is a constipation Nation! - NEW YORK, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- ... often keeps them from getting relief. And, if constipation lasts for more than a week, it may be a sign of ... Capsules, asked 1,017 adults their thoughts about constipation and its treatments. The company wanted to hear ...

Ironwood and Forest to Present Additional Phase 2b Data for Novel Gastrointestinal Agent Linaclotide

... the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) and chronic constipation (CC), during the 2009 Digestive Disease Week ... period. In patients with CC, linaclotide reduced constipation throughout the 4-week treatment period. Across ...

Japanese Herbals May Ease Gastro Woes

... Indigestion, constipation can be relieved with ancient remedies, ... people with gastrointestinal disorders -- such as constipation and indigestion -- that don't respond to ... ginger, and zanthoxylum fruit, was found to help constipation in children and patients with postoperative ...

European Commission and United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Both Approve New Options for Patients With Certain Primary Brain Tumors

... 19%, 27%; headache 19%, 23%; rash 19%, 13%; constipation 18%, 22%; with the following important adverse ... <1%, 2%; anorexia 1%, 1%; headache 2%, 4%; constipation 1%, 0%; convulsions 3%, 3%; thrombocytopenia 3%, ... 42%, 6%; headache 41%, 6%; fatigue 34%, 4%; constipation 33%, 1%; convulsions 23%, 5%; with the following ...

Childhood Constipation Carries a Big Price Tag

... year in the United States, treatment of childhood constipation costs about $4 billion, about the same as for ... children younger than 18 who were diagnosed with constipation or prescribed a laxative, and found that children with constipation had $3.9 billion more in health-care costs per ...

Study: Childhood constipation just as serious as asthma

... the holidays. Now a new study finds childhood constipation is costing us all. Trips to the bathroom are ... but it wasn't always that way. A small case of constipation turned into a big problem that took money, time ... aren't alone. One in four children will have constipation at some point, caused by a number of things like, ...

Major study of opiate use in children's hospitals provides simple steps to alleviate harm

... of harmful incidents from the drugs, such as constipation and skin itching, are relatively minor. But ... For example, many health-care providers may view constipation as simply "the cost of doing business" when ... In this study, physicians instead headed off constipation by starting patients on laxatives and stool ...

Two Drugs Show Promise Against Severe Constipation

... constipation. "A minority of people have constipation because the nerves are not working well," ... a successful trial of a new drug to relieve the constipation experienced by very ill people given narcotic ... More information Causes and treatment of constipation are described by the National Institute of ...

Study Showed ALIMTA(R) (pemetrexed for injection) Improved Survival in Certain Types of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

... 81); anorexia (62 vs 58); nausea (39 vs 25); constipation (30 vs 23); vomiting (25 vs 19); diarrhea (21 vs ... (7 vs 4); nausea (84 vs 79); vomiting (58 vs 52); constipation (44 vs 39); anorexia (35 vs ... vs 11), nausea (6 vs 3), vomiting (6 vs 3), and constipation (7 vs 3). The most common adverse events (all ...

AMITIZA 8 mcg now available to treat irritable bowel syndrome

... the treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) in women 18 years and older. AMITIZA 24 ... by prescription to treat Chronic Idiopathic constipation in adults since 2006. AMITIZA is the only ... Inc. About Irritable Bowel Syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) IBS is a disorder characterized by ...

Drug brings relief for many IBS patients who experience constipation

... from the bloating, cramping, abdominal pain and constipation associated with irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS. ... by the FDA for treatment of chronic idiopathic constipation was based on two phase III, multi-center trials ... global IBS-C symptoms abdominal pain, bloating, constipation severity and straining during bowel movements. ...

Drug developed at the University of Chicago wins FDA approval

... will be helpful to patients who experience severe constipation associated with the continuous use of morphine or ... a very poor quality of life. This battle with her constipation has consumed all our daily activities. The cancer ... of opioid-induced side effects, , including constipation and post-operative bowel dysfunction. Moss and ...

Forest Laboratories, Inc. Reports Fiscal Year 2008 Fourth Quarter Reported EPS of $0.55 Including $0.35 Per Share Charge for Licensing Payment

... linaclotide for the treatment of chronic constipation and constipation predominant irritable bowel syndrome; RGH-188 for ... for linaclotide in the treatment of both chronic constipation and irritable bowel syndrome. Those ...

Constipation most common cause of children's abdominal pain

... of Iowa researcher showed that acute and chronic constipation together accounted for nearly half of all cases ... should do a simple rectal examination for constipation when trying to determine the cause of abdominal ... of Pediatrics. Earlier studies have shown that constipation can contribute to abdominal pain in children, but ...

Chronic GI Troubles Keep Workers Off the Job

... year. People with irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C), chronic constipation (CC) alone, or functional dyspepsia (FD) lost ... hours per week. Patients with IBS-C, chronic constipation and functional dyspepsia (chronic or recurrent ...

Constipation's Many Causes and Cures

... it doesn't work for every patient. That's because constipation is a symptom that can have many different causes. About 80 percent of people suffer from constipation at some point in their lives, according to the ... of Colon & Rectal Surgeons. Brief bouts of constipation are normal. But when symptoms persist, people may ...

New Interactive Tools From ACG Aim to Bring Hope to Millions of IBS Patients Searching for Relief

... which for many sufferers is marked by abdominal discomfort, bloating, constipation and/or diarrhea and can be categorized based on these symptoms: IBS-D is accompanied by diarrhea, IBS-C is accompanied by constipation and IBS-M includes both diarrhea and constipation. Contrary to popular ...

FDA Approves SAMSCA(TM) (tolvaptan), the First and Only Oral Vasopressin Antagonist to Treat Patients With Clinically Significant Hypervolemic and Euvolemic Hyponatremia

... dry mouth (13 percent vs. 4 percent), asthenia (9 percent vs. 4 percent), constipation (7 percent vs. 2 percent), pollakiuria or polyuria (11 percent vs. 3 ... dry mouth (13 percent vs 4 percent), asthenia (9 percent vs 4 percent), constipation (7 percent vs 2 percent), pollakiuria or polyuria (11 percent vs 3 ...

Two Studies at AACE 2009 Annual Meeting Highlight Effects of Welchol(R) (colesevelam HCl) on Blood Glucose and LDL-C in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

... than placebo - regardless of investigator assessment of causality were constipation (11.0% vs. 7.0%), dyspepsia (8.3% vs. 3.5%), nausea (4.2% vs. 3.9%), ... than placebo - regardless of investigator assessment of causality were constipation (8.7% vs. 2.0%), nasopharyngitis (4.1% vs. 3.6%) dyspepsia (3.9% vs. ...

Forest Laboratories, Inc. Reports Fiscal Year 2009 Fourth Quarter Reported EPS of $0.31 Including $0.45 Per Share Charge Related to the Ongoing United States Attorney's Office Investigation

... commenced Phase III studies for linaclotide, for the treatment of chronic constipation and shortly, we expect to begin Phase III trials for the additional indication of constipation predominant irritable bowel syndrome. Linaclotide is a promising novel ...

FDA Advisory Committee Recommendation on SEROQUEL XR Supplemental New Drug Applications

... were somnolence (25%-52% vs. 10%-13%), dry mouth (12%-37% vs. 1%-7%), constipation (6%-10% vs. 3%-6%), dyspepsia (5%-7% vs. 1%-4%), dizziness (10%-13% vs. ... vs. 8%-15%), dry mouth (9%-44% vs. 3%-13%), dizziness (9%-18% vs. 5%-7%), constipation (8%-10% vs. 3%-5%), asthenia (5%-10% vs. 3%-4%), abdominal pain (4%-7% vs. ...

Oxycodone May Reduce Shingles Pain

... Small study finds painkiller offered relief, but constipation was problem for some FRIDAY, April 10 (HealthDay News) -- A ... by a minimum of 30 percent compared with those taking a placebo. However, constipation -- a common side effect of oxycodone -- forced nearly a third of the study ...

FDA Advisory Committee Recommendation on SEROQUEL XR Supplemental New Drug Applications

... were somnolence (25%-52% vs. 10%-13%), dry mouth (12%-37% vs. 1%-7%), constipation (6%-10% vs. 3%-6%), dyspepsia (5%-7% vs. 1%-4%), dizziness (10%-13% vs. ... vs. 8%-15%), dry mouth (9%-44% vs. 3%-13%), dizziness (9%-18% vs. 5%-7%), constipation (8%-10% vs. 3%-5%), asthenia (5%-10% vs. 3%-4%), abdominal pain (4%-7% vs. ...

Prescription Copay Assistance for Patients taking Gleevec or Tasigna for Philadelphia chromosome-positive Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (Ph+ CML)

... rash (33%), pruritus (29%), nausea (31%), fatigue (28%), headache (31%), constipation (21%), diarrhea (22%), and vomiting (21%). The most common (>10%) Grade ... reported adverse reactions (>10%) were rash (28%), pruritus (20%), and constipation (18%). The most common (>10%) Grade 3/4 adverse reactions were ...

New Guidelines Issued for Management of IBS

... which can involve abdominal pain, bloating and other discomfort, including constipation and diarrhea. IBS affects both quality of life and productivity for ... such as alosetron (Lotronex) relieve symptoms of diarrhea but can cause constipation and colon ischemia, a restriction of blood flow. 5HT 4 agonists, ...

Peppermint Oil, Fiber Can Fight Irritable Bowel

... to pain and discomfort, people with IBS experience chronic or recurrent constipation or diarrhea -- or bouts of both. While the exact cause of the condition ... with pain and diarrhea the antispasmodics may be useful. Patients with constipation should try fiber and for other patients, peppermint oil may be helpful, ...

FDA Approves VELCADE(R) (Bortezomib) for Injection for Patients with Previously Untreated Multiple Myeloma

... neuropathy (47% vs 5%), diarrhea (46% vs 17%), anemia (43% vs 55%), constipation (37% vs 16%), neuralgia (36% vs 1%), leukopenia (33% vs 30%), vomiting ... fatigue, malaise and weakness) (64%), nausea (55%), diarrhea (52%), constipation (41%), peripheral neuropathy NEC (including peripheral sensory neuropathy ...

New AMITIZA 8 mcg phase III studies demonstrated overall symptom improvement in adult women

... to significant relief of overall symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome with constipation (IBS-C). These results were presented at Digestive Disease Week (DDW) ... since 2006 at a 24 mcg dose for the treatment of Chronic Idiopathic constipation in adults. These data were among others presented at DDW 2008 that ...

ASCO Study Confirms Importance of Histology in Treatment of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer With ALIMTA (pemetrexed for injection)

... were fatigue (87 vs 81); anorexia (62 vs 58); nausea (39 vs 25); constipation (30 vs 23); vomiting (25 vs 19); diarrhea (21 vs 34); ... 74); thrombosis/embolism (7 vs 4); nausea (84 vs 79); vomiting (58 vs 52); constipation (44 vs 39); anorexia (35 vs 25); stomatitis/pharyngitis (28 vs 9); ...

Wyeth's Pristiq, a New Treatment for Major Depressive Disorder in Adults, Now Available in U.S. Pharmacies

... placebo in the 50 mg dose groups) were nausea, dizziness, hyperhidrosis, constipation and decreased appetite. About Major Depressive Disorder Major ... nausea (22% vs 10%), dizziness (13% vs 5%), hyperhidrosis (10% vs 4%), constipation (9% vs 4%), and decreased appetite (5% vs 2%). For full prescribing ...

FDA Approves AstraZeneca's Seroquel(R) for Maintenance Treatment in Bipolar Disorder

... were somnolence (34% vs 9%), dry mouth (19% vs 3%), asthenia (10% vs 4%), constipation (10% vs 5%), abdominal pain (7% vs 3%), postural hypotension (7% vs 2%), ... placebo in clinical trials for schizophrenia were dry mouth (12% vs 1%), constipation (6% vs 5%), dyspepsia (5% vs 2%), sedation (13% vs 7%), somnolence (12% vs ...

Scientific poster abstracts from the 24th annual meeting of the American Academy of Pain Medicine

... Observational Study. 125 Methylnaltrexone Treatment of Opioid-Induced constipation in Cancer Patients with Advanced Illness 126 Buccal and Sublingual ... Bowel Status Scores in Patients with Advanced Illness and Opioid Induced constipation (OIC) 142 Treating Post-Herpetic Neuralgia with Peripheral Nerve ...

-Contrave(R) Obesity Research Phase 3 Program Meets Co-Primary and Key Secondary Endpoints; Exceeds FDA Efficacy Benchmark for Obesity Treatments-

... (2), seizure (2), palpitations (1), paresthesia (1) and vertigo (1). The most frequently observed treatment-emergent adverse events were nausea, constipation and headache. Nausea was the leading adverse event resulting in discontinuation; however, for the majority of patients experiencing nausea, it was ...

Centocor Ortho Biotech Statement on the FDA ODAC Opinion Regarding DOXIL(R) for Treatment of Advanced Breast Cancer

... asthenia (22 percent vs 18 percent), nausea (48 percent vs 40 percent), diarrhea (46 percent vs 39 percent), vomiting (32 percent vs 22 percent), constipation (31 percent vs 31 percent), mucositis/stomatitis (20 percent vs 5 percent), peripheral neuropathy (42 percent vs 45 percent), neuralgia (17 percent ...

Favorable Vote From FDA Advisory Committee on SEROQUEL Pediatric Supplemental New Drug Applications

... trials for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder were somnolence (18%-57% vs. 8%-15%), dry mouth (9%-44% vs. 3%-13%), dizziness (9%-18% vs. 5%-7%), constipation (8%-10% vs. 3%-5%), asthenia (5%-10% vs. 3%-4%), abdominal pain (4%-7% vs. 1%-3%), postural hypotension (4%-7% vs. 1%-2%), pharyngitis (4%-6% vs. ...

The Diagnosis Every Woman Dreads - Ovarian Cancer

... fewer hormones. Symptoms of ovarian cancer may include abdominal or pelvic pain or pressure, sudden bloating, nausea and indigestion, gas, fatigue, constipation and diarrhea or there may be no symptoms at all. Risk factors are a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, being over 55 years of age, never ...

Watson Launches GELNIQUE(TM) (oxybutynin chloride) Gel 10%, First and Only Topical Gel for Overactive Bladder (OAB)

... linked to unwanted side effects such as dry mouth and constipation. In clinical trials, GELNIQUE users reported low levels of dry mouth (6.9%) and constipation (1.3%). In a Phase 3, 12-week trial, one-gram, once-daily GELNIQUE was superior to placebo at relieving OAB symptoms, including a reduction in ...
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