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April 29, 2004 | From Associated Press
Some users of the irritable-bowel treatment Zelnorm have suffered diarrhea so serious they require hospitalization, and four have died from an intestinal problem, the government said Wednesday. The Food and Drug Administration emphasized that it had not proved a link between the intestinal condition, called ischemic colitis, and the drug. But the agency ordered that a precaution about the intestinal condition go on Zelnorm's label, along with a larger warning about severe diarrhea.
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July 28, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Some women can regain access to a constipation drug withdrawn after being linked to a higher risk of heart attack and stroke, federal officials said. Women younger than 55 with irritable bowel syndrome and chronic constipation who meet specific guidelines will be allowed access to Zelnorm, the Food and Drug Administration said. The drug remains off the market for general use.
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July 28, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Some women can regain access to a constipation drug withdrawn after being linked to a higher risk of heart attack and stroke, federal officials said. Women younger than 55 with irritable bowel syndrome and chronic constipation who meet specific guidelines will be allowed access to Zelnorm, the Food and Drug Administration said. The drug remains off the market for general use.
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April 29, 2004 | From Associated Press
Some users of the irritable-bowel treatment Zelnorm have suffered diarrhea so serious they require hospitalization, and four have died from an intestinal problem, the government said Wednesday. The Food and Drug Administration emphasized that it had not proved a link between the intestinal condition, called ischemic colitis, and the drug. But the agency ordered that a precaution about the intestinal condition go on Zelnorm's label, along with a larger warning about severe diarrhea.
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