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2010-04-07 11:08:00

PITTSBURGH, April 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL) today announced that its subsidiary Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. received final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Polyethylene Glycol 3350, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Bicarbonate and Potassium Chloride for Oral Solution (with Flavor Packs), the generic version of Braintree Laboratories' NuLytely® laxative. Polyethylene Glycol 3350,...

2010-03-03 07:50:00

STAMFORD, Conn., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- It seems that tickets to sporting events, concerts and movies are enough to make consumers forget their discomfort and embarrassment dealing with digestive health issues, including constipation. Over 25,000 entries were received for Purdue Products' unique, "buzz worthy" sweepstakes, "Best Seats in the House," over five months in 2009. This program involved top retailers across the country, and culminated with the January announcement of three grand...

2010-01-15 17:54:57

Colon cleansing is used widely for colonoscopic exploration and colonic and gynecological surgery. Oral sodium phosphate (OSP) solution is the osmotic laxative most commonly used for this purpose. It is known that OSP can induce severe hyperphosphatemia and hypocalcemia due to excessive absorption of phosphates, and there have been reports of deaths and irreversible dialysis-requiring renal insufficiency. However, no prospective studies have investigated the prevalence of hyperphosphatemia in...

2009-12-15 12:27:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: CPIX) today announced new top-line results for a patient preference study evaluating Kristalose (lactulose) for Oral Solution, a prescription laxative packaged as a crystalline powder, compared to similar products in liquid forms. Kristalose is the only prescription-strength laxative available in pre-measured powder packets. Over a 14-day period, 50 patients with a recent diagnosis of chronic...

2009-12-15 04:06:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- For most people, the holidays are filled with parties and celebrations with families and friends. But if you are like many Americans, a holiday party doesn't leave you feeling just festive -- it could lead to some uncomfortable digestive issues, too. "This is the season when people tend to overindulge in foods that contain too much fat and sugar and lack fiber, and alcohol, which can dehydrate," says registered dietitian Pat Baird. "That, along with lack of...

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2009-08-28 12:30:00

A new study released on Friday suggests that wheat bran and other fibrous foods that do not dissolve easily in water not only fail to soothe irritable bowels but may even make things worse, AFP reported. The study found that most soluble types of bran, such as psyllium, appear to ease inflamed bowels, but the insoluble varieties people have traditionally eaten for regularity don't work as advertised. The hard outer layer of grains is referred to as bran. Psyllium, also referred to as...

2009-04-08 11:08:36

New report in the FASEB Journal lays the blueprint for new constipation drugs If you hate prune juice and chalky fiber supplements, just sit down and relax. Help is on the way. In a research report published online in The FASEB Journal, a team of researchers has discovered a new way to make it a lot easier to go to the bathroom, especially when all other methods fail. Specifically, they have found a group of nerve ending receptors which, when stimulated, causes the bowels to pass waste, and...

2008-12-15 15:00:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- An over the counter drug used to cleanse the bowel before colonoscopy was recalled last week because of serious side effects including destruction of the kidneys. The product, Fleet Phospho-Soda, made by C.B. Fleet, Co., of Virginia, is involved in product liability lawsuits around the country. The law firm of Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold, Shkolnik & McCartney, LLP, has filed suit on behalf of a number of patients with kidney damage who used Fleet's...

2008-09-09 12:00:08

By SUZY COHEN Question: I have had a problem with constipation for as long as I can remember. I would so love to be normal. What can I do? -- J.G., Lodi, Calif. Answer: Go look in your medicine cabinet: Antihistamines, pain killers, tricyclic antidepressants and Parkinson's medication can interfere with your body's natural elimination process. Here are some natural solutions: Eat more fiber such as oatmeal. The type of oatmeal matters. You want to get steel-cut oatmeal (not the...

2008-08-18 12:00:14

By PETER GOTT Dear Dr. Gott: I took Zelnorm over a year ago, until my doctor said the Food and Drug Administration had taken it off the market and it was no longer available. Since I was suffering from chronic constipation, it was very helpful in regulating my system. I've had nothing but problems now that I'm not using it. I've tried a number of prescription drugs, over-the-counter stool softeners and just about everything I can find. Nothing works like Zelnorm did. I hope there will...


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