9 Newly Approved Novel Drugs
It's been a busy year for the FDA.
1. Trulance (plecanatide), Synergy Pharmaceuticals
Indication: Chronic idiopathic constipation in adults. It works in the upper GI tract to stimulate secretion of intestinal fluid and help support regular bowel function.
Dosage: 3 mg/d PO.
Contraindications: Drug cannot be used in children under age 6 and in patients with known or suspected mechanical GI obstruction.