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Posted 12 days ago by Drugs.com
-- Gastroparesis occurs when food in the stomach empties more slowly than it's supposed to. It's more common in people with diabetes. If you have the condition, the American Diabetes Association recommends: Eat small amounts of food throughout the day, rather than larger meals. Eat your meals slowly. Sit upright after you eat. Take a walk after eating. Avoid food that's high in fat or fiber. Read more
Salix Receives FDA Marketing Approval for Metozolv ODT (Orally Disintegrating Tablets) for Relief of Diabetic Gastroparesis and Symptomatic Documented GERD
Posted 2 Dec 2009 by Drugs.com
RALEIGH, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted marketing approval for Metozolv ODT (metoclopramide HCl) 5mg and 10mg orally disintegrating tablets. Metozolv ODT is indicated for the relief of symptoms in adults associated with acute and recurrent diabetic gastroparesis and for the treatment of short-term therapy (4-12 weeks) for adults with symptomatic documented gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) who fail to respond to conventional therapy1. "Metozolv ODT is the first available treatment for both diabetic gastroparesis and symptomatic documented GERD that offers physicians and patients the similar safety and efficacy of metoclopramide with the added convenience of an orally disintegrating tablet formulation," said Ronnie Fass, MD, FACP, FACG and Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of ... Read more