Constipation Medicines

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Constipation and Diarrhea INTRODUCTION C onstipation and diarrhea as a side effect of medica-tions is a frequent occurrence. aspirin, NSAIDS and medicines classified as constipating were associated with a small but signifi-PRACTICAL GASTROENTEROLOGY • MAY 2008 13 GERIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY

Many prescribed and over-the-counter medicines can cause constipation. Taking several medicines that can cause constipation, or taking large doses of these medicines, increases

Routine, such as travel, and side effects from medicines. Constipation is more common in older people, pregnant women, and children. Can I prevent constipation? You can often prevent it by changing some habits: • Consider using a fiber supplement containing

How Medicines Affect Bowel Function Pain medicines and some chemotherapy and antinausea medicines commonly cause severe constipation. They affect the digestive system by: • Slowing down the movement of body waste (stool) in the large bowel (colon)

Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today the initiation of a Phase II clinical trial evaluating linaclotide for the treatment of adults suffering from opioid-induced constipation .

For more information about constipation medicines, see the box below. Finding the Right Dose The amount of constipation medicine to take varies from person to person. Keeping a diary of your bowel movements and dosage of constipation medicine may


Managing Constipation Caused by Pain Medication Constipation Constipation is a common side effect of medications used to treat pain, especially those

Drugs to Treat Constipation • Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs• 3 This report compares the effectiveness, safety, and cost of medicines used

Constipation and Opioid (Pain Medicine) Use Step Medicine Directions 1 You should start taking these medicines the same day you start taking opioids (pain medicine). Opioid-Induced Constipation Some pain medicines can make you constipated. Being constipated is when you only have a bowel movement (BM) about 2 times a week.

Prucalopride succinate (Proo­kal­oh­pride suck­sin­ ate) is a medicine which is used in chronic constipation. Your medicine Prucalopride succinate belongs to a class of

Common Daily Oral Medicines For Constipation Guide for Managing Constipation in Children – An Autism Speaks ATn/AIR-P Tool kit p. 12. Fecal impactionoccurs when children with constipation get a large, hard stool in the colon. This makes it hard to

Management of Constipation in Adults Stephen Aglubat, MD May 2012 Objectives Define Constipation Treatment options for constipation Case 76 year old female with PMHx of HTN, DMII, HLD, presents to the clinic.

Some medicines cause constipation. Your doctor may advise you to take other medicines to help relieve the constipation. • Daily physical activity helps keep the digestive system active. Talk to your doctor about how much physical activity is best for you.

Medicines to Treat Constipation 23 March 2012 Generic name (Active ingredient) How It Works Dosage Common Side Effects Special Precautions Legal Status

Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today the initiation of a Phase II clinical trial evaluating linaclotide for the treatment of adults suffering from opioid-induced constipation .

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Pharmacyclics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCYC) today announced that it has entered into a master clinical drug supply agreement with Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) to evaluate the safety, tolerability and preliminary efficacy of

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc. (OREX) today announced it has earned a $70 million milestone payment from partner Takeda Pharmaceuticals related to the shipment of Contrave® (naltrexone HCI and bupropion HCI extended release) to pharmacy wholesalers in preparation for commercial launch. On October 7, Orexigen received from Takeda $30 million in milestone

BETHESDA, Md. — Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Sucampo) , a global biopharmaceutical company, today announced that it signed on October 9, 2014 an amendment to the existing collaboration and license agreement