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Health Tip: Keep Your Gut in Good Condition

Posted 15 Aug 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Everything you eat goes through the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Eating a healthy diet full of fruits and vegetables will help keep your gut in good condition, the U.S. National Institutes of Health says. As many as 70 million Americans are affected by digestive diseases, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), the agency says. The NIH suggests ways to ...

Severe Diarrhea Can Send IBS Patients Over the Edge

Posted 8 Aug 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 8, 2018 – The agony of severe diarrhea can make some people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) wish they were dead. So claims a new survey that reveals the mental and physical fallout from the chronic disease. "IBS can be an extremely tough, emotional and difficult condition to live with and, in addition to dedicating resources to improve the physical burden of IBS, it is ...

Your Tummy Rumblings Might Help Diagnose Bowel Disorder

Posted 5 Jun 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, June 5, 2018 – A belt that wraps around your stomach and listens for the telltale sounds of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) may make it easier to spot the notoriously elusive disease. "IBS is difficult to diagnose because it affects the function of the gut, rather than causing an obvious physical change," explained study lead researcher Barry Marshall. He's professor and director of the ...

Synergy Pharmaceuticals Announces FDA Approval of Trulance (plecanatide) for the Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation (IBS-C) in Adults

Posted 14 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE) January 25, 2018 – Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Trulance (plecanatide) 3 mg tablet for the once-daily treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) in adults. This is the second indication for Trulance, which is already approved for the treatment of adults with chronic ...

Meditation's Soothing Effects

Posted 22 Aug 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Aug. 22, 2017 – Meditation has been embraced by cultures around the world for thousands of years. Many people meditate for mental wellness, to relieve stress and become more calm and relaxed. According to the U.S. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, there's evidence that practicing meditation may have a positive effect on certain medical conditions, like helping to ...

New Bowel Disorder Treatments Needed, FDA Says

Posted 17 Apr 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, April 17, 2017 – There's no known cause or cure for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), which affects more than 15 million Americans, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The disorder involves the large intestine (colon). It causes symptoms such as abdominal pain, bloating, cramping, excessive gas, mucus in the stool, and changes in bowel habits (constipation and/or diarrhea). ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Viberzi (eluxadoline): Drug Safety Communication - Increased Risk of Serious Pancreatitis In Patients Without A Gallbladder

Posted 15 Mar 2017 by Drugs.com

ISSUE: FDA is warning that Viberzi (eluxadoline), a medicine used to treat irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D), should not be used in patients who do not have a gallbladder. An FDA review found these patients have an increased risk of developing serious pancreatitis that could result in hospitalization or death. Pancreatitis may be caused by spasm of a certain digestive system muscle ...

Health Tip: Coping With Irritable Bowel Disease Flares

Posted 30 Dec 2016 by Drugs.com

-- Watching what you eat won't completely prevent irritable bowel flares, but it can help significantly. The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America suggests: Opting for smaller, more frequent meals. Limiting fried, greasy foods. Restricting dairy products. Cutting back on high-fiber foods, such as nuts, popcorn, seeds and corn.

FDA Medwatch Alert: Hyoscyamine sulfate 0.125mg by Virtus Pharmaceuticals: Recall - Superpotent and Subpotent Test Results

Posted 16 Sep 2016 by Drugs.com

ISSUE: Virtus Pharmaceuticals Opco II, LLC (Virtus) is voluntarily recalling seven batches of Hyoscyamine sulfate (0.125mg) to the consumer level which include the tablet, sublingual, and orally disintegrating tablet form. This recall is being initiated due to both superpotent and subpotent test results. All of these batches were manufactured by Pharmatech LLC for distribution by Virtus ...

Do Genes Link Headaches, Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Posted 23 Feb 2016 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Feb. 23, 2016 – Genetic links may exist between irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and migraine and tension-type headaches, researchers report. "Since headache and irritable bowel syndrome are such common conditions, and causes for both are unknown, discovering a possible link that could shed light on shared genetics of the conditions is encouraging," study author Dr. Derya Uluduz said in a ...

New IBS Drug Eases Stomach Pain and Diarrhea for Some: Study

Posted 21 Jan 2016 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20, 2016 – A new drug for irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea seems to reduce symptoms for some patients for at least six months, two clinical trials found. Based on these findings, the drug Viberzi (eluxadoline) was approved recently by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In the phase 3 trials, more than 30 percent of patients experienced improvement in their symptoms at ...

Health Tip: Get Enough Nutrients

Posted 14 Jan 2016 by Drugs.com

-- A nutritious diet is especially important for people with irritable bowel disease (IBD), since they may be at increased risk of malnutrition. The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America says possible benefits of a nutritious diet include: Fewer symptoms of IBD. Reduced risk of iron or calcium deficiency. Improved bone health. Healthier body weight. Better regulation of hormone levels in ...

Psych Therapies May Have Long-Term Benefits for Irritable Bowel Patients

Posted 7 Jan 2016 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 6, 2016 – Doctors have long known that psychological therapies such as relaxation and hypnosis can temporarily ease the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). But, new research suggests they could also offer long-term benefits. IBS is a gastrointestinal disorder that affects up to 16 percent of the U.S. population. It causes chronic abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating, ...

Diabetes Drug Improves Gut Bacteria, Study Finds

Posted 4 Dec 2015 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Dec. 4, 2015 – The diabetes drug metformin appears to trigger favorable changes in intestinal bacteria, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed the intestinal bacteria populations in 784 people with and without type 2 diabetes who lived in China, Denmark and Sweden. The results showed that taking metformin had positive effects on the intestinal bacteria of people with type 2 diabetes. ...

Review Finds Fecal Transplants Work Well But Need Tight Regulation

Posted 21 Oct 2015 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2015 – The growing use of fecal transplants needs to be carefully controlled, experts say. The therapy is increasingly being used to treat people with life-threatening intestinal infections, such as those caused by the bacterium Clostridium difficile. The procedure involves transferring fecal matter from a healthy donor into the intestine of a patient so that healthy bacteria ...

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