Monday, June 30, 2014

Topic: New Drug May Treat Constipation Caused by Strong Painkillers

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A new drug holds promise as a safe and effective treatment for constipation caused by prescription narcotic painkillers, new research states.
Constipation is a common side effect experienced by patients taking these powerful medications for chronic pain. When laxatives failed to provide relief, two phase 3 trials found the once-daily drug naloxegol could help.
“The studies showed rapid and sustained improvement for these patients, without compromising their pain management,” study author Dr. William Chey, a gastroenterologist and professor of internal medicine at the University of Michigan Health System, said in a university news release.  To read more please go to this link:
http://www.chronicintractablepainandyou.net/apps/forums/topics/show/12936291-new-drug-may-treat-constipation-caused-by-strong-painkillers