TITLE

Review: Good evidence supports polyethylene glycol and tegaserod for constipation

AUTHOR(S)
Andrews, Christopher N.; Bharucha, AM E.
PUB. DATE
September 2005
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Sep/Oct2005, Vol. 143 Issue 2, p47
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information about a study on the efficacy and safety of traditional medical therapies for chronic constipation. The researchers analyzed randomized controlled trials that compared medical therapies with placebo or compared 2 separate agents in adults with constipation. The agents evaluated were osmotic laxatives, irritant and stimulant laxatives, bulk laxatives, softening or wetting agents, and other agents. In patients with constipation, good evidence exists to support the use of polyethylene glycol and tegaserod and moderate evidence supports the use of lactulose and psyllium.
ACCESSION #
18427118

 

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