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Childhood Constipation Carries a Big Price Tag

Study estimates US treatment costs at $4 billion, similar to asthma MONDAY, Dec. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Each year in the United States, treatment of childhood constipation costs about $4 billion, about the same as for asthma and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according...

Study: Childhood constipation just as serious as asthma

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) - Car and airplane trips, holiday goodies, new toys, and unfamiliar surroundings. The holidays are a crazy time for kids, often causing their bathroom habits to get out of whack. What might sound like a minor inconvenience is actually a common, sometimes serious problem for childr...

Two Drugs Show Promise Against Severe Constipation

Help chronic cases, terminally ill patients on opiod painkillers WEDNESDAY, May 28 (HealthDay News) -- Two new medications offer hope for the most severe forms of constipation. Almost 15 percent of Americans are constipated at any given time, said Dr. Michael Camilleri, lead author...

Drug brings relief for many IBS patients who experience constipation

SAN DIEGO, Calif. Many patients may soon find relief from the bloating, cramping, abdominal pain and constipation associated with irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS. Lubiprostone, known by the brand name AMITIZA, was just approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in women with IB...

Link between Constipation and Parkinson's Disease

Researhers have found from a long-term study that men who suffer from constipation are nearly three times more likely to eventually develop Parkinson's disease. According to Robert Frank, Professor of Biostatistics and Statistics at the University of Texas School of Medicine, the connection ...

Polyethylene Glycol Offers Relief to Chronic Constipation

The study, published in The American Journal of Gastroenterology, indicates that a clinical trial including 50 medical centers and 304 patients has confirmed that polyethylene (PEG) laxative is safe for patients suffering from chronic constipation, even elderly patients can use the drug safely fo...

Biofeedback Treats One Type Of Chronic Constipation

Chronic constipation affects 15 to 20 percent of the U.S. population. Nearly one-third of affected people have dyssynergic defecation, in which muscles used// for bowel movements do not work well. Those who suffer from it can be relieved now, as the new research shows biofeedback treatment can succ...

Tegaserod offers relief for Chronic Constipation

Tegaserod, a new drug seems to the remedy of choice to treat chronic constipation.//A new study published in the American Journal of Gastroentrology claims that, it is far more superior in effectiveness that other drugs used currently.Current laxatives used for treating chronic constipation do not ...

Senokot(R) Tablets Undergo a Natural Makeover

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

With Autism, Diet Restrictions May Do More Harm Than Good

...owever, autistic children do have a higher rate of constipation and eating issues, such as eating the same foods o...d. "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, ...

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

...ion) (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 mi...

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

...nt), 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 vs...

Constipation May Lead to Other Problems

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

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

...nical 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. 3%),...

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

...order 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 bel...

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/ -- Wh...hich often keeps them from getting relief. And, if constipation lasts for more than a week, it may be a sign of so... Capsules, asked 1,017 adults their thoughts about constipation and its treatments. The company wanted to hear fi...

The Diagnosis Every Woman Dreads - Ovarian Cancer

...e 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 bea...

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 percen...t), 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 percent)...

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

...be 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 in...

Here to Help(TM): Unique Program Combines Direct Personal Assistance With Web-Based Resources to Improve Opioid Dependence Treatment Outcomes

...dache (36%, placebo 22%), withdrawal syndrome (25%, placebo 37%), pain (22%, placebo 19%), insomnia (14%, placebo 16%), nausea (15%, placebo 11%), and constipation (12%, placebo 3%). Please see full Prescribing Information for a complete list. For full prescribing information please visit: http://www.subo...

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

...chol 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%), accide...chol 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. 1.4%),...

Nektar Announces UCB's Cimzia(R) Approved by U.S. FDA for Adult Patients Suffering From Moderate to Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis

... across the blood-brain barrier, an important potential advance for small molecule therapies. The product is being developed to treat opioid-induced constipation (OIC). NKTR-102, PEGylated irinotecan, is currently in Phase 2 clinical studies in ovarian, breast and colorectal cancer. NKTR-105, PEGylated do...

Retrospective Analysis Finds Treatment of Cancer Chemotherapy Patients With Epoetin Alfa Associated With Lower Drug Cost Than Darbepoetin Alfa

... high blood pressure, headache, joint pain (arthralgias), abnormal skin sensations (as tingling or tickling or itching or burning; paresthesia), rash, constipation and upper respiratory infection. Please visit www.procrit.com for the full Prescribing Information, including the Boxed WARNINGS...

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

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

Women's Gynecological Exams: Another Victim of the Troubled Economy?

... heartburn Unexplained weight loss or gain Fatigue Menstrual changes Pain during intercourse Back pain constipation Women who have these symptoms almost daily for more than a few weeks should consult their physician, preferably a gynecologist. P...

A New, Highly Effective, Non-Narcotic Pain Medication Now Available for Chronic Pain Patients

...laxation Markedly improved daily functioning Greater energy and exercise capacity No tendency for blood pressure elevation, fatigue, sedation or constipation as with hydrocodone or codeine FDA Approved Ingredients Here are some comments from MedsNationwide patients: "The Neurocet has changed m...

New Data Presented at AUA's Annual Conference Prove GELNIQUE(TM) (oxybutynin chloride) 10% gel is an Effective, Safe Option for Female Overactive Bladder (OAB) Patients

...be 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 in...

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

...e 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 com...

FDA Advisory Committee Recommendation on SEROQUEL XR Supplemental New Drug Applications

...order 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. 4%-...% 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. ...

Colorectal cancer risks quantified

...ed, "Change in bowel habit is less simple: GPs contributing to the database must have been using this term very differently from the separate terms of constipation and diarrhoea, in that the PPVs for change in bowel habit were considerably higher. We cannot know what features led GPs to write change in bowel habi...

Oxycodone May Reduce Shingles Pain

... Small study finds painkiller offered relief, but constipation was problem for some FRIDAY, April 10 (HealthDay News) -- A ne...d 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

...order 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. 4%-...% 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. ...

FDA Advisory Committee Documents for SEROQUEL XR Available on AstraZeneca Web Site

...EROQUEL XR vs. placebo in clinical trials for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder 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. 4-11%), orthostatic hypotension (7% vs. 5%), weight gain (7% vs. 1%), increased app...

Japanese Herbals May Ease Gastro Woes

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

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

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

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

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

Data on VELCADE(R) (Bortezomib) for Injection Based Therapies to be Presented at the International Myeloma Workshop

...sis, the most commonly reported adverse events were asthenic conditions (including fatigue, malaise and weakness) (64%), nausea (55%), diarrhea (52%), constipation (41%), peripheral neuropathy NEC (including peripheral sensory neuropathy and peripheral neuropathy aggravated) (39%), thrombocytopenia and appetite d...

AstraZeneca Announces SEROQUEL XR is Now Available to Treat Bipolar Depression

...EROQUEL XR vs. placebo in clinical trials for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder 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. 4-11%), orthostatic hypotension (7% vs. 5%), weight gain (7% vs. 1%), increased app...

The Effects of Probiotics on the Aging Digestive Tract to be Presented at Nutracon 2009

...ess and disease. Key points of the presentation will include the ability of probiotics to improve immune response, decrease the incidence of geriatric constipation and help in the prevention of certain types of malignant cancers. Ninety percent of colon cancer cases occur in people over 50 years of age and this t...

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 million...sts such as alosetron (Lotronex) relieve symptoms of diarrhea but can cause constipation and colon ischemia, a restriction of blood flow. 5HT 4 agonists, though...
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