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Common Side Effects of Antidepressants
Some of the most widely prescribed antidepressant medications are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Here’s a list of side effects associated with SSRIs.
ADHD Related to Bathroom Issues for Kids
Taking care of a child with ADHD can present various challenges. And one of those challenges could be related to bathroom trips.
Amitiza Studied for Chronic Constipation
While many people experience constipation at some point in time, some people have to deal with it on a much more regular basis. For these individuals, finding an effective treatment is very important.
Constipation Relief Without Serious Side Effects?
For people with chronic constipation, sometimes dietary changes like drinking more water and eating more fiber may not fully solve the problem. Researchers recently looked at one medication that may provide relief to people with chronic constipation without serious side effects.
Relief for Chronic Constipation
For individuals who experience chronic constipation, it can be a challenge to find an effective treatment out of the many options available. A recently published review points to some treatments that may work.
When Tummy Aches End Up in the ER
Stomach aches are not uncommon among children. More serious abdominal pain, however, may lead parents to take their children to the emergency department.
New Drug Application for Amitiza Approved
Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. announced today that the FDA has approved Sucampo’s supplemental new drug application (sNDA) for AMITIZA ® (lubiprostone) (24 mcg twice daily) as the first and only oral medication for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation (OIC) in adult patients with chronic, non-cancer pain.
Constipation May Not Link with Colorectal Cancer
Folks are considered constipated if they have three or fewer bowel movements a week. Doctors often refer these individuals to get a colonoscopy screening. But is that the right move?
Upset Belly Pill Approved
Those uncomfortable and sometimes painful trips to the bathroom may be a little easier to deal with. The US Food and Drug Administration approved Linzess , which is a new drug used to treat bad cases of irritable bowel syndrome and chronic constipation in adults.
Laxative Therapy Could Dry Up Bedwetting
More than 5 million children in the US wet their beds at night, according to the National Institutes of Health. But a common cause of bedwetting may be going undetected.