Lubiprostone helps long-term opioid-linked constipation

09/10/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

Lubiprostone is an effective treatment for opioid-induced constipation, according to a study of patients who used the drug for nine months. Researchers said participants showed increased spontaneous bowel movement frequency, and they reported improvements in degree of straining, stool consistency, constipation severity, and bloating and discomfort.

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