Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Pfizer’s Experimental Drug Works for Severe Ulcerative Colitis

Depending on the severity of the disease, I would understand trying this new drug. It should be noted and expressed clearly the severe side-effects that are possible with this drug.  Not just dry mouth and headache.  I guess you would have to weigh the positives and negatives of this proposed treatment.  Do your research before you make a decision on any medication.

In the study, 78 percent of 49 patients given a 15 milligram dose experienced a reduction in symptoms; 61 percent of 33 patients given a 10 milligram dose improved.

Eight-Week Trial

Patients in the trial got Pfizer’s pill for eight weeks, though likely would take it for longer because ulcerative colitis is a chronic disease, said William Sandborn, chief of the division of gastroenterology at the University of California, San Diego, who led the research

Pfizer’s Experimental Drug Works in Ulcerative Colitis - Businessweek:

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