Prucalopride for constipation.
Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2010 Feb;11(3):451-61
Authors: Camilleri M, Deiteren A
Importance of the field: Chronic constipation has a high prevalence, and current medical and pharmacological therapies do not restore normal bowel function in all patients. Areas covered in the review: A PubMed search (1965 - 2009) using the following terms alone or in combination: prucalopride, 5-HT(4), R093877, safety, toxicity, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, transit, cardiac, hERG, arrhythmia, potassium current, elderly. What the reader will gain: Understanding of the mechanisms of action, safety, efficacy and indications for prucalopride in patients with chronic constipation. Take home message: Prucalopride is an efficacious and generally safe, new therapeutic option in the management of chronic constipation.
PMID: 20102308 [PubMed - in process]