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Salix Receives FDA Approval for Plenvu, Next Generation 1-Liter Bowel Cleansing Preparation for Colonoscopies

Posted 7 May 2018 by Drugs.com

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., May 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. ("Salix"), one of the largest specialty pharmaceutical companies in the world committed to the prevention and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases and a wholly owned subsidiary of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE/TSX: VRX), and its partner Norgine B.V. ("Norgine") announced today that the U.S. Food and ...

FDA Approves Clenpiq (sodium picosulfate, magnesium oxide, and anhydrous citric acid) Oral Solution for Colonoscopy Prep

Posted 30 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

Parsippany, NJ – November 29, 2017 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc. approval to market Clenpiq (sodium picosulfate, magnesium oxide, and anhydrous citric acid) oral solution for cleansing of the colon in adults undergoing a colonoscopy. With availability planned in Q1 2018, Clenpiq will be the only FDA-approved prescription colonoscopy prep tha ...

Health Tip: Restrict Your Diet Before Colonoscopy

Posted 8 Feb 2016 by Drugs.com

-- Preparing for a colonoscopy may not be pleasant, but it's worth the effort. The Harvard Medical School offers these suggestions: Cut down on fiber several days before the scheduled colonoscopy. Avoid whole grains, nuts, seeds, raw produce and dried fruit. Stick to only clear liquids the day before. Water, bouillon, clear juices, black coffee, plain tea, popsicles, Jell-O, clear sodas and ...

Frozen as Good as Fresh for Fecal Transplant: Study

Posted 12 Jan 2016 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2016 – Researchers say they have verified the effectiveness of a quicker way to rid people of recurring C. difficile bacterial infection. A new clinical trial has shown that frozen stool samples work just as well as freshly donated samples when treating a tough C. difficile infection through a procedure called fecal transplantation. Doctors have used frozen stool samples to ...

Fecal Transplant Helps Fight Off Dangerous Gut Infection: Review

Posted 4 May 2015 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, May 4, 2015 – Though saddled with an undeniable "yuck factor," fecal transplantation appears to be a safe and effective way to combat a serious intestinal infection, according to a new review. Fecal transplantation, also known as fecal bacteriotherapy, is a procedure that involves the removal of stool from a healthy donor and infusion of that stool – and all the healthy bacteria it ...

New Prep for Colon Screen Uses Four Pills, Not Liquid Laxative

Posted 31 Aug 2012 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Aug. 31 – Prepping for a "virtual colonoscopy" at the Mayo Clinic now only involves swallowing four cleansing tablets, rather than the large amounts of liquid laxative typically required, researchers report. This summer, Mayo embraced the tablet bowel prep as its standard of care for patients undergoing noninvasive colonography, which relies on a CT scan to generate a 3-D snapshot of the ...

FDA Approves Prepopik for Colonoscopy Prep

Posted 18 Jul 2012 by Drugs.com

July 17, 2012 - On July 16, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Prepopik (sodium picosulfate, magnesium oxide and citric acid) to help cleanse the colon in adults preparing for colonoscopy. One dose of Prepopik consists of two packets of powder, each dissolved in cold water and taken at separate times. Patients should take Prepopik the night before colonoscopy and the morning of ...

Inadequate Bowel Prep May Invalidate Colonoscopy

Posted 29 Mar 2012 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, March 29 – Doctors may fail to detect precancerous growths if patients' colons aren't adequately cleansed before having a colonoscopy, a new study warns. On the day before a colonoscopy, patients are instructed to stop eating solid food and to consume only clear liquids. They also drink bowel-cleansing mixtures to empty the colon. However, previous research suggests that up to ...

Colon Cleansing Has No Health Benefit, May Harm: Report

Posted 1 Aug 2011 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Aug. 1 – Despite the popularity of colon cleansing, there's no evidence that the procedure – which can be done at home or in day spas – offers any health benefits, a new study finds. However, colon cleansing can cause serious side effects ranging from vomiting to kidney failure and death, the authors of the report say. Colon cleansing – also called colonic irrigation or colonic ...

Proper Bowel Prep Key to Effective Colon Cancer Screening: Study

Posted 15 Jun 2011 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, June 15 – Inadequate bowel-cleansing before a colonoscopy can result in high miss rates for precancerous polyps (adenomas) and a need for earlier repeat tests, a new study finds. "Our findings of a miss rate of 42 percent for all adenomas and 27 percent for advanced adenomas suggest that suboptimal bowel preparation has a substantial harmful impact on the effectiveness of colonoscopy, ...

Health Tip: Preparing for Colonoscopy

Posted 9 Dec 2008 by Drugs.com

-- To examine your colon in a procedure called a colonoscopy, you must prepare by emptying the colon. The procedure enables your doctor to search for signs of cancer and other abnormalities affecting the large intestine. Your doctor will give you exact instructions, but in general, your diet should consist of clear liquids that do not contain artificial coloring. The U.S. National Digestive ...

Bowel Prep Harder on Women Than Men

Posted 16 Nov 2008 by Drugs.com

SUNDAY, Nov. 16 – Women may have a harder time prepping for colonoscopy than men, a new study suggests. Patients must empty their colon to increase the rate of success in the procedure, in which a doctor uses a flexible camera to search for polyps or lesions along the entire length of the colon. This poses problems for women, who are more likely to suffer constipation and/or irritable bowel ...

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