Trulance Approved for Chronic Constipation
Some 42 million people in the United States are affected by constipation, according to the National Institutes of Health. Once-daily Trulance is designed to stimulate the upper gastrointestinal tract to secrete fluid and "support regular bowel function," the FDA said in a news release.
The oral drug was evaluated in two 12-week clinical studies involving a total of 1,775 adults with chronic constipation.
Diarrhea was the most common side effect. If diarrhea becomes severe, users should stop taking Trulance and contact a doctor, the FDA advised.
Trulance is produced by New York City-based Synergy Pharmaceuticals.
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Posted: January 2017