FDA Approves the Reintroduction of Zelnorm (tegaserod) for Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation (IBS-C) in Women Under 65

LOUISVILLE, Ken., April 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- US WorldMeds has announced that Sloan Pharma, S.a.r.l., a subsidiary of US WorldMeds Holdings, LLC, has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the reintroduction of...
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Effect of moxibustion on the expression of GDNF and its receptor GFRα3 in the colon and spinal cord of rats with irritable bowel syndrome. Acupunct Med. 2019 Jun 12;:acupmed2017011455 Authors: Qi Q, Wu H, Jin X, Jin D, Wang Y, Wang C, Liu Y, Wang X Abstract BACKGROUND: Moxibustion treatment has been found to ameliorate clinical symptoms including abdominal pain, diarrhoea and constipation in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Herein we investigated the mechanisms underlying the use of moxibustion in a rat model of IBS. METHODS: In our study, an IBS model was established in rats b...
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Publication date: Available online 29 April 2019Source: Best Practice &Research Clinical GastroenterologyAuthor(s): P. Benno, E. Norin, T. Midtvedt, P.M. HellströmAbstractBy administering an anaerobic cultivated human intestinal microbiota (ACHIM) via upper gastrointestinal route using endoscopy we aimed to rectify intestinal dysbiosis and simultaneously achieve a treatment response in IBS patients. The study population fulfilled the Rome III IBS criteria and comprised 50 patients. During 10 days, patients recorded the irritable bowel syndrome symptom severity scale (IBS-SSS) along with the Bristol stool scale and...
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CONCLUSION: The study identified a number of inadequacies in the consumption of different nutrients, excessive carbohydrate intake, especially FODMAPs, identified by the respondents as responsible for a worsening of their conditions. By contrast, other food groups such as meat, eggs and dairy were consumed by the sample population in insufficient quantities.RESUMO CONTEXTO: A s índrome do intestino irritável é um distúrbio funcional crônico, no qual a dieta, principalmente o teor de fibra dietética e presença de carboidratos fermentativos (FODMAPs) podem influenciar nos princ...
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SummaryThe Janus kinase (JAK)/signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) signaling pathway plays central roles in cancer cell growth and survival. Drug repurposing strategies have provided a valuable approach for developing antitumor drugs. Zelnorm (tegaserod maleate) was originally designed as an agonist of 5-hydroxytryptamine 4 receptor (5-HT4R) and approved by the FDA for treating irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C). Through the use of a high-throughput drug screening system, Zelnorm was identified as a JAK/STAT3 signaling inhibitor. Moreover, the inhibition of STAT3 phosphorylation by Zel...
Source: Investigational New Drugs - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) are groups of disorders involving digestive symptoms that chronically persist despite the absence of organic abnormalities in the gastrointestinal tract. Represent...
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Irritable bowel syndrome with predominant constipation (IBS-C) is a complex disorder with gastrointestinal and nervous system components. The study aim was to assess the economic burden of moderate to severe I...
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Conclusions: The uncertainties and lack of reliable evidence regarding tegaserod metabolism and cardiovascular risk estimates may discourage clinical use. Signals for cardiovascular toxicity in typical drug development programs are subtle and must be pursued aggressively, with complete case follow-up and cardiovascular event capture in the clinical trials.
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