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Diarrhoea in the News

First drug launched for short bowel syndrome

First drug launched for short bowel syndrome

Patients with short bowel syndrome following surgery can now benefit from a new daily subcutaneous injection, Revestive (teduglutide).

Codeine toxicity advice reissued

Codeine toxicity advice reissued

The MHRA has reissued its advice on the use of medicines containing codeine for postoperative pain-relief in children, following three fatal cases of respiratory depression.

Hidrasec: novel antihypersecretory agent for acute diarrhoea

Hidrasec: novel antihypersecretory agent for acute diarrhoea

Racecadotril is an antidiarrhoeal with a novel mechanism of action licensed for use in adults and as an adjunct to oral rehydration in children aged three months and over.

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