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Constipation Summary

Description: Infrequent or difficult evacuation of FECES. These symptoms are associated with a variety of causes, including low DIETARY FIBER intake, emotional or nervous disturbances, systemic and structural disorders, drug-induced aggravation, and infections.

Also Known As: Colonic Inertia; Dyschezia

Networked: 5162 relevant articles (604 outcomes, 774 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Constipation

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. tegaserod (Zelnorm) : 44 outcomes 37 studies in 144 results : FDA 2
  2. Polyethylene Glycols (Polyethylene Glycol) : 42 outcomes 38 studies in 166 results : FDA 36 Generic
  3. prucalopride : 37 outcomes 32 studies in 91 results : IBA
  4. lubiprostone : 28 outcomes 27 studies in 110 results : FDA 1
  5. Lactulose (Duphalac) : 23 outcomes 32 studies in 115 results : FDA 31 Generic
  6. methylnaltrexone : 22 outcomes 20 studies in 99 results : FDA 1
  7. linaclotide : 17 outcomes 22 studies in 85 results : IBA
  8. Naloxone (Narcan) : 16 outcomes 19 studies in 65 results : FDA 60 Generic
  9. Cisapride (Propulsid) : 15 outcomes 13 studies in 59 results : FDA 2
  10. Morphine (MS Contin) : 14 outcomes 20 studies in 165 results : FDA 37 Generic
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Diseases Related to Constipation

  1. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Syndrome, Irritable Bowel)
  2. Pain (Aches)
  3. Nausea
  4. Abdominal Pain (Pain, Abdominal)
  5. Vomiting
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Key Therapies for Constipation

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  1. Psychology Biofeedback (Biofeedback) : 51 outcomes 45 studies in 181 results
  2. Enema (Enemas) : 27 outcomes 22 studies in 267 results
  3. Colectomy : 15 outcomes 26 studies in 213 results
  4. Massage (Reflexology) : 14 outcomes 22 studies in 38 results
  5. Aftercare (After-Treatment) : 13 outcomes 5 studies in 58 results
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