Methylnaltrexone and opioid-induced constipation

Lohr, Lisa
October 2008
Hem/Onc Today;10/25/2008, Vol. 9 Issue 19, p6
The article presents a discussion on the use of methylnaltrexone to treat opioid-induced constipation (OIC). This condition is caused by interactions among various drugs including anticonvulsants and phenothiazines. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of methylnaltrexone to cure OIC.


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