Within a year of the release of Lotronex, there were 93 reports of patients being hospitalized after taking the drug
49 reports of patients developing ischemic colitis, a potentially lethal complication stemming from inadequate blood flow to the colon.
The medication Lotronex was prescribed for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a condition that affects up to 15 percent of Americans, mostly women. In IBS, also known as “spastic colon,” the bowel is hypersensitive, and symptoms include chronic or recurrent abdominal pain, the sudden and urgent need to go to the bathroom, and either frequent diarrhea, constipation, or both.
On November 28, 2000, the FDA announced that it had asked the manufacturer to withdraw Lotronex from the market. The FDA is advising patients taking Lotronex to contact their healthcare providers to discuss treatment alternatives for IBS.
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