IBS Laxative Linaclotide Can Help Manage GI Issues in Scleroderma

IBS Laxative Linaclotide Can Help Manage GI Issues in Scleroderma

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IBS Laxative Linaclotide Can Help Manage GI Issues in Scleroderma

Linaclotide, an oral medication to treat constipation, is safe and well-tolerated, and can be used to manage difficult-to-treat gastrointestinal (GI) complications in people with scleroderma, a study has found. Results show that low-dose treatment with linaclotide is effective and may be better tolerated, though some patients may require higher doses. The study, “Linaclotide for the treatment of refractory lower bowel manifestations of systemic sclerosis,” was published in the journal BMC Gastroenterology. Lower GI tract complications…

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