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Title: What is the role of prokinetic agents for constipation?
Author: Boyle, Ginger; Mounsey, Anne L.; Crowell, Karen
Keywords: intestinal contractions
irritable bowel syndrome
cardiac arrhythmia
Date: 2009-04
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiries Network
Citation: Journal of Family Practice, 58(4) 2009: 220d-220f.
Abstract: Erythromycin has a limited role in treating pediatric patients (strength of recommendation [SOR]: B, limited-quality, patient-oriented evidence). Tegaserod and cisapride are the only prokinetic agents available for constipated adults (SOR: A, consistent, good-quality, patient-oriented evidence for tegaserod; SOR: B, for cisapride), but cardiovascular risk restricts prescribing of both medications.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/3897

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