Tegaserod (Zelnorm) for irritable bowel syndrome: reports of serious diarrhea and intestinal ischemia
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome: What it is and what you can do. // Legal Alert for Supervisors;3/4/2011, Vol. 6 Issue 139, p3
The article offers insights on irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and the ways on how to take care of a person who is suffering from IBS.
- Measuring Successful Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Is â€œSatisfactory Relief â€ Enough? Schoenfeld, Philip; Talley, Nicholas J. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;May2006, Vol. 101 Issue 5, p1066
The treatment options for the irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are expanding as new therapies, including probiotics and serotonin receptor agents, become available. Before any new agents gain widespread use, they must be studied in appropriately designed clinical trials. Symptom improvement...
- Herbal medicines. // Reactions Weekly;11/1/2008, Issue 1226, p14
The article describes two cases of pseudomelanosis coli similar to colonic ulcers that developed while taking herbal laxatives for chronic constipation. Based on a screening colonoscopy of the two patients, their entire colonic mucosa is covered with dark pigmentation. There was also white...
- Isogel. // Royal Society of Medicine: Medicines;2002, p309
The article presents information on isogel, a proprietary, non-prescription preparation of the (bulking-agent) laxative ispaghula husk. It can be used to treat a number of gastrointestinal disorders, including irritable bowel syndrome, and is available as granules.
- methylcellulose. // Royal Society of Medicine: Medicines;2002, p358
The article presents information on the laxative methylcellulose which works by increasing the overall mass of faeces and also retaining a lot of water and so stimulating bowel movement. It can be used in patients who cannot tolerate bran when treating a range of bowel conditions, including...
- Soothing irritable bowel syndrome. Greenhalgh, Trisha // Accountancy;Jan2009, Vol. 142 Issue 1385, p44
This article reports on the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The article discusses IBS in terms of loose bowels, constipation, and pain and bloating, noting that symptoms can be worsened by painkillers, antibiotics, and antidepressants. Peppermint oil can be used to relieve these...
- tegaserod. // Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses, 9th edition;2005, p996
Presents information on tegaserod, an anti-irritable bowel syndrome agent. Indications; Pharmacokinetics; Adverse reactions and side effects.
- Rationale for using serotonergic agents to treat irritable bowel syndrome. Baker, Danial E. // American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;4/1/2005, Vol. 62 Issue 7, p700
Purpose. The role of serotonin in gastrointestinal (GI)-tract functioning, the pharmacologic rationale for using serotonergic agents in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and clinical experience with novel serotonergic agents are described. Summary. IBS is a common multisymptom...
- Rationale for using serotonergic agents to treat irritable bowel syndrome. // American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;4/1/2005, Vol. 62 Issue 7, p712
Focuses on the rationale for using serotonergic agents to treat irritable bowel syndrome. Identification of learning objectives; Self-assessment questions; Scoring methods of the tests.