Nice | Lubiprostone for treating chronic idiopathic constipation

5th August 2014 by Louise Hudman

Nice | Lubiprostone for treating chronic idiopathic constipation

This is guideline from NICE on a newly recommended treatment for chronic idiopathic constipation.

The medication is Lubiprostone, which works by activating chloride channels in the GI tract, thus increasing intestinal secretions and improving constipation.

It has a different method of action to prucalopride, which NICE released guidance on in 2011. Lubiprostone is more cost-effective than prucalopride.

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