Gastroenterology news

Monitor blood glucose in patients on long-term PPIs, say researchers

Monitor blood glucose in patients on long-term PPIs, say researchers

Regular use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may increase...

New warnings and restrictions for stimulant laxatives

New warnings and restrictions for stimulant laxatives

The MHRA has issued new safety warnings, revised recommended...

Prescribers updated on continuing ranitidine shortage

Prescribers updated on continuing ranitidine shortage

Resupply dates for oral and injectable ranitidine products...

New information pack guides GPs on best practice management of constipation

New information pack guides GPs on best practice management of constipation

Published by the Bowel Interest Group (BIG), the pack...

Ranitidine in short supply after contamination fears prompt precautionary recall

Ranitidine in short supply after contamination fears prompt precautionary recall

GPs have reported shortages of ranitidine following...

Excessive steroid dosing highlighted in inflammatory bowel disease

Excessive steroid dosing highlighted in inflammatory bowel disease

Some patients with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis...

New resources launched to help GPs manage inflammatory bowel disease

New resources launched to help GPs manage inflammatory bowel disease

Two new easy-to-follow pathways have been published...

Updated bowel disease treatment summaries published by MIMS

Updated bowel disease treatment summaries published by MIMS

Updated quick-reference summaries of the latest NICE...

Gluten-free prescribing restricted to bread and mixes

Gluten-free prescribing restricted to bread and mixes

GPs in England are no longer able to prescribe gluten-free...

No need to treat most functional gastric disorders in infants

No need to treat most functional gastric disorders in infants

Most functional gastrointestinal problems in infants...

High loperamide doses linked to serious cardiac reactions

High loperamide doses linked to serious cardiac reactions

Cardiac events including QT prolongation, torsades...

NICE approves first treatment for IBS with diarrhoea

NICE approves first treatment for IBS with diarrhoea

Eluxadoline (Truberzi) can now be prescribed routinely...

NICE approves alternative biologic for Crohn's disease

NICE approves alternative biologic for Crohn's disease

Patients with moderate to severe Crohn's disease should...

Eluxadoline: first treatment option for IBS patients with diarrhoea

Eluxadoline: first treatment option for IBS patients with diarrhoea

Truberzi (eluxadoline) is a new orally administered...

Cardiac warning for anticholinergic injection

Cardiac warning for anticholinergic injection

Hyoscine butylbromide (Buscopan) injection should be...

New biologic option for Crohn's disease

New biologic option for Crohn's disease

Patients with moderately to severely active Crohn's...

Summaries of NICE bowel disease guidance published by MIMS

Summaries of NICE bowel disease guidance published by MIMS

GPs treating patients with inflammatory bowel disease...

Movicol now available in ready-to-use sachets
Ferric maltol: new iron therapy for patients with inflammatory bowel disease

Ferric maltol: new iron therapy for patients with inflammatory bowel disease

Feraccru (ferric maltol) is licensed for the treatment...