FDA OKs New Drug for Chronic Idiopathic Constipation FDA OKs New Drug for Chronic Idiopathic Constipation
Lactitol (Pizensy) is an osmotic laxative taken once daily for treatment in adults with chronic idiopathic constipation.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

Janssen Announces Submission to U.S. FDA for New DARZALEX ® (Daratumumab)-Based Combination Regimen for Patients with Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma
RARITAN, NJ, February 10, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today the submission of a supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking approval of DARZALEX® (daratumumab) in combination with Kyprolis® (carfilzomib) and dexamethasone (DKd) for relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma. The sBLA is supported by results from the Phase 3 CANDOR study, which compared treatment with DKd to carfilzomib and dexamethasone (Kd) in patients with multiple myeloma who relapsed after one to three prior lines of therapy. “W...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Janssen to Highlight Depth of Solid Tumor Portfolio at ASCO GU
RARITAN, N.J., February 3, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today multiple data presentations from a robust solid tumor portfolio that will be featured at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Genitourinary (ASCO GU) Cancers Symposium, taking place February 13-15 in San Francisco. Company-sponsored data presentations will include clinical results for ERLEADA® (apalutamide) and niraparib in prostate cancer; and BALVERSA™ (erdafitinib) in bladder cancer. “We are committed to improving outcomes in patients with prostate and bladder cancer where high unmet...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

FDA Strengthens Bowel Complication Warning for Clozapine FDA Strengthens Bowel Complication Warning for Clozapine
The agency said that constipation, a common side effect of the popular schizophrenia medication, could progress to serious bowel complications, including complete bowel blockage, if not treated.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 28, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Alert Source Type: news

Clozaril, Fazaclo ODT, Versacloz (clozapine): Drug Safety Communication - FDA Strengthens Warning That Untreated Constipation Can Lead to Serious Bowel Problems
FDA is strengthening an existing warning that constipation caused by the schizophrenia medicine clozapine (Clozaril, Fazaclo ODT, Versacloz, generics) can, uncommonly, progress to serious bowel complications. This can lead to hospitalization or even death if constipation is not diagnosed/treated. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - January 28, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

FDA strengthens warning that untreated constipation caused by schizophrenia medicine clozapine (Clozaril) can lead to serious bowel problems
FDA warns that untreated constipation caused by schizophrenia drug clozapine (Clozaril) can get worse and lead to serious bowel problems that might require hospitalization or even cause death (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - January 28, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Drug Trials Snapshots: MOTEGRITY
MOTEGRITY is used to treat adults with a type of constipation called chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC). (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - January 27, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Drug Trials Snapshots: IBSRELA
IBSRELA is a treatment for Irritable bowel syndrome with constipation The disease has two variants, with diarrhea and with constipation so treatments are obviously opposite. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - January 27, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Health Tip: Home Care for Stomach Cramps
-- Stomach cramps typically refer to abdominal pain or discomfort between your chest and groin. Causes range from constipation to food intolerance, says the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. To help ease mild stomach cramps at home, Mount... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 26, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Remedies for Constipation
-- More than half of older adults regularly deal with constipation, says Harvard Medical School. From lack of fiber and fluids to ignoring the urge to " go, " constipation can have many causes. While laxatives are a quick way to get going again,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 13, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Remedies for Constipation
Title: Health Tip: Remedies for ConstipationCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/13/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/13/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - December 13, 2019 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Constipation and headaches at the same time
Sometimes, constipation and headaches can occur at the same time. Read on to learn about some of the conditions that can cause these two symptoms to occur together, plus how to treat them. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Constipation Source Type: news

Is your stomach killing you, with gas, constipation, diarrhea? It could be SIBO.
Called “small intestinal bacterial overgrowth,” the condition happens when otherwise good bacteria ends up in the wrong part of the digestive system. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cara Rosenbloom Source Type: news

Thyroid issues? Try this fiber-rich carrot, ginger and pear soup to boost your gut health
(Natural News) The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped endocrine gland located low on the front of your neck. This gland is mainly responsible for the body’s metabolism. If it is not working properly, people can experience symptoms that range from chronic fatigue to constipation and depression. Today, nearly 25 million Americans suffer from a thyroid problem.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Constipation in breastfeeding babies: What to know
Constipation is very uncommon in breastfed babies, but it does sometimes happen. Learn about the causes and treatment of constipation in breastfed babies here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Vitamins for constipation: Do they work?
While increasing fiber intake and taking over-the-counter laxatives are commonplace constipation treatments, vitamins may also work for some people. Learn more in this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 8 yoga poses to relieve constipation
Constipation is a common complaint, but yoga poses can help by stimulating the digestive system and relieving gas. Learn more about yoga poses for constipation here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Constipation Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about constipation and nausea
Constipation is infrequent bowel movements consisting of hard, dry stools. It can also lead to other symptoms, such as nausea, depending on the cause. Learn about nausea and constipation, the causes, and ways to treat it here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can baking soda treat constipation?
Although baking soda is not an evidence-based home remedy for constipation, some people find it works to relieve their symptoms. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Constipation Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about colon pain
Many factors can cause colon pain, including constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, and colorectal cancer. Learn more about the causes of colon pain and their treatment options here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Does the keto diet cause constipation?
The ketogenic diet has many potential health benefits, including weight loss. However, care is necessary when transitioning to a keto diet as it can cause constipation, among other effects. Read this article to learn more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Constipation Source Type: news

What is the Lifespan for a Child with Holoprosencephaly?
Discussion Holoprosencephaly (HPE) is a clefting problem of the brain. “[HPE] the result of incomplete or absent midline division of the embryonic forebrain into distinct cerebral hemispheres (prosencephalon) between the 18th and 28th day after conception.” There are four distinct subtypes: Alobar – both hemispheres are completely fused and are not separated into the left and right hemispheres. There is agenesis of the corpus callosum, arrhinencephaly and a single ventricle with fused thalami. Facial features are almost always affected. Semilobar – the cerebral hemispheres are fused anteriorly bu...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 18, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can you poop and still be constipated?
Constipation refers to changes in the frequency and consistency of bowel movements. Here, learn more about passing stool while constipated, as well as treatments and risks, and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Constipation Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How can your period affect bowel movements?
Monthly menstruation can have a big effect on bowel movements, causing constipation or diarrhea. Some people call this " period poop. " We explain the link between periods and bowel movements here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

Fecal transplantation to treat patients with Parkinson's disease: Hope or hype?
(IOS Press) Amsterdam, NL, November 15, 2019 - Constipation is a common complaint in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Fecal microbiome transplantation (FMT) and pre- and probiotics are potential options for treating constipation and restoring the microbiome of patients with Parkinson's disease (PD), but scientists warn that clinical data are scarce, and more research is needed before supporting their use. They present their findings in a review article in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How is stress linked with constipation?
This article looks at the link between stress and constipation and discusses ways to relieve both conditions. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: When is constipation an emergency?
Mild constipation is common. However, constipation can indicate a medical emergency, especially when it accompanies other symptoms. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Rind and all: This unusual orange remedy can help address constipation
(Natural News) Anyone who’s ever suffered from constipation knows that the condition is uncomfortable and sometimes painful. But the topic is rarely discussed in casual conversation because it’s considered gross or embarrassing. There are many ways to treat the condition, but one unusual remedy calls for cayenne pepper, cinnamon, and a whole orange. Will you eat orange peels to relieve constipation? Constipation... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Prevent Bloating
-- Bloating occurs when the gastrointestinal tract fills with air or gas. This uncomfortable feeling can be caused by eating certain foods and constipation, among other reasons. To prevent bloating, the American Academy of Family Physicians says you... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 4, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Fiber in Fruits and Grains Protects Against Diverticulitis
Our diets are overly refined. Eating more whole fruits, especially apples, pears and prunes, can help our digestive health. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane E. Brody Tags: Diverticulosis Diet and Nutrition Fiber (Dietary) Constipation Digestive Tract Colon Source Type: news

Family 'wants answers' over Sally Lewis constipation death
Sally Lewis's family said they wanted to make sure "nothing like this happens to anyone else again". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How the Ban on Medical Advertising Hurt Women Doctors
This article was published on JSTOR Daily, read the original article here. (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Olivia Campbell / JSTOR Daily Tags: Uncategorized health medicine onetime syndication Source Type: news

Chinese cinnamon, licorice and lily turf blend shows potential as natural laxative
(Natural News) Constipation is not an uncommon problem. In fact, it is one of the most frequently reported gastrointestinal disorders around the world. Constipation can affect many aspects of a person’s health, particularly his quality of life. Constipation that becomes chronic can even interfere with a person’s ability to do simple tasks and can lead to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common causes of chronic constipation: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
Constipation. Just about everyone deals with it at one time or another. But chronic constipation can interfere with daily activites and generally make life miserable. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Jean Fox, a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic, provides insight into some of the common causes. To listen, click the link below. Common [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 3, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Trece remedios caseros para el estre ├▒imiento
El estre ñimiento es un problema común. Ciertos alimentos, el estilo de vida, medicamentos o enfermedades pueden ser la causa. Cuando se vuelve crónico es desagradable e incómodo. Te sugerimos 13 maneras de tratar el problema en casa. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Constipation Source Type: news

Your exercise routine may be doing a number on your digestion: Here's how to fix it
(Natural News) Exercising is a great way to maintain your health. However, certain kinds of exercise can affect your digestive health and cause conditions like constipation. How can exercise cause constipation? Digestive problems are often caused by your diet or an underlying condition. But did you know that exercise can also cause constipation? Sometimes, exercise can... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Everything you need to know about pebble poop
Pebble poop is small, pellet-like stool, and it is usually a sign of constipation. In this article, learn about the possible causes, as well as treatments and home remedies. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

What is wound dehiscence?
When all goes well after an operation, the surgical wound heals, as the edges slowly but surely meet each other and are held together by sutures or staples. A possible complication in this process is dehiscence, also known as wound separation. It occurs when the edges of the wound fail to meet, causing the incision closure to give way. Mild dehiscence only affects a single staple or suture, while severe cases can cause the entire incision to pull away and re-open the wound. Here's what patients should know about wound dehiscence treatment and prevention: Wound dehiscence is a possible post-surgery complication. Wound...
Source: Advanced Tissue - September 23, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care Wound Infection Source Type: news

Medically Managing Opioid-Induced Constipation: A Primer Medically Managing Opioid-Induced Constipation: A Primer
It is estimated that half of patients taking opioids for pain relief experience constipation. New evidence hints at better ways to manage this adverse event.Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 20, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pharmacist Ask the Expert Source Type: news

AstraZeneca amends collaboration with Ironwood for Linzess in China
AstraZeneca has amended its collaboration agreement with Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Ironwood) in China mainland, China Hong Kong and China Macau for Linzess (linaclotide), a first-in-class new treatment for patients with irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C). (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - September 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured AstraZeneca Business and Industry Source Type: news

FDA OKs Tenapanor for IBS With Constipation in Adults FDA OKs Tenapanor for IBS With Constipation in Adults
Two phase 3 trials demonstrated a statistically significant reduction in constipation and abdominal pain in adults with IBS-C treated with tenapanor.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - September 13, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Approves Ibsrela (tenapanor) for the Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation
FREMONT, Calif., Sept. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Ardelyx, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Ibsrela (tenapanor), a 50 mg, twice daily oral pill for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with constipation... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - September 12, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Girl, three, dies of cancer in her mother's arms after doctors blamed stomach pains on constipation
Aoife Flanagan-Gibbs was taken to the GP multiple times over three weeks, her mother, Eilish Flanagan, of Essex, said. Aoife died five days after germ cell cancer diagnosis in July. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boost cellular health and prevent aging with this Japanese plant
(Natural News) The ancient Japanese believed that ashitaba leaves can cure several ailments, hence the ashitaba plant played a significant role in Japanese traditional medicine. They used preparations made with ashitaba leaves to treat ailments like heartburn, stomach ulcer, high blood pressure, hay fever, gout, and constipation. Modern science has now confirmed that the herb native to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Natural remedies for hypothyroidism
(Natural News) Hypothyroidism is a condition wherein the thyroid glands do not produce enough hormones to sustain metabolic functions. As a result, people with this condition may experience a wide array of symptoms like fatigue, constipation, aches and pains, and depression. While this disease can affect both sexes, it is especially common in women and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes hard stool and how to treat it
Hard stool, which is often difficult or painful to pass, is a common symptom of constipation. Causes include diet, medications, and certain medical conditions. Learn more about the causes and treatment of hard stool here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Constipation Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about diabetes and constipation
Diabetes can directly and indirectly cause constipation. We discuss the link between diabetes and constipation and look at the symptoms and treatment of diabetes-related constipation. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

Stomach bloating: This 50p fruit could help reduce your bloating symptoms - what is it?
STOMACH bloating is a condition where the belly feels full and tight, and is often caused by excess gas in the tummy. A certain fruit has been proven to help alleviate symptoms of constipation and reduce bloating. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Constipation warning: Seven signs your toilet troubles could be something more serious
CONSTIPATION can occur every now and again depending on a person ’s water or fibre intake and other lifestyle factors. But in some circumstances trouble passing stools can indicate a more serious health problem. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Making the most of your probiotic supplement: When you should take it for the best effect
(Natural News) There is a time for everything, including taking your probiotics. Taking a probiotic supplement at the right moment ensures that most of the good bacteria reach your gut for maximum effectiveness. Probiotics provide a wealth of benefits to their hosts. Increasing the number of good bacteria in the gut prevents diarrhea, alleviates constipation, removes acne,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news