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Health care professionals can play an important role in managing patients with diarrhea by recommending OTC products for initial treatment.
Pharmacists are instrumental in guiding patients on the appropriate and safe use of products for gastrointestinal discomfort.
Just 22% of those who suffer seek help from a health care provider, newer agents show promise.
Diet and lifestyle changes are key components of treating gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Pharmacists can, and should, play an important role in counseling patients before they travel anywhere about what to do in the event of a GI illness while vacationing.
Why is this healthy young man getting frequent food poisoning?
Travel health services involves a lot more than vaccinations, said Sheri Stensland, PharmD, in a session at McKesson ideaShare.
Parvus Therapeutics and Genentech have entered into a worldwide collaboration and licensing agreement for the development, manufacturing, and commercialization of treatments for inflammatory bowel disease, autoimmune liver diseases, and celiac disease using nanomedicines (Navacim) developed by Parvus.
If approved, Gimoti would be the first non-oral drug treatment for symptoms associated with acute and recurrent diabetic gastroparesis in adult women and would represent the first significant advancement in the treatment of gastroparesis in 40 years.
The drug is indicated for those patients who were previously treated with at least 2 prior lines of chemotherapy that included a fluoropyrimidine, a platinum, either a taxane or irinotecan, and if appropriate, HER2/neu-targeted therapy.
Rifamycin's effectiveness was shown in a randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial during which the drug significantly reduced symptoms of travelers’ diarrhea in adults afflicted with the condition in Guatemala and Mexico.
Opioids are associated with various adverse effects, including constipation, nausea, respiratory depression, sedation, and vomiting.