New Option for Opioid-Induced Constipation
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an oral tablet formulation for Relistor.
Men With IBS Had More Social Stress Than Women
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can produce painful symptoms like stomach cramping. And while there are many ways to treat IBS and help patients to have normal lives, one gender may feel more social stress from the disorder than the other.
New Drug Application for Amitiza Approved
Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. announced today that the FDA has approved Sucampo’s supplemental new drug application (sNDA) for AMITIZA ® (lubiprostone) (24 mcg twice daily) as the first and only oral medication for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation (OIC) in adult patients with chronic, non-cancer pain.
Using Opium Painkillers to Treat Stomach Pain
Many Americans battle chronic abdominal pain, which may be a symptom of serious conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, or gallstones. However, experts are worried that doctors are over-prescribing opioid painkillers for the pain, especially if another medication is a better option.