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Patients with gastroparesis should weigh treatment options

Gastroparesis, also known as delayed gastric emptying, is a disorder that affects people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes in which the stomach takes too long to empty its contents. It is caused when the vagus nerve to the stomach becomes damaged or stops working. When not working properly, this nerve is unable to send a message to the muscles that move food through the digestive tract, and food is either slowed or stopped in the process. Diabetes can cause damage the vagus nerve when blood glucose levels remain high over a long period of time by damaging ... Read More

Clinical trial underway for metoclopramide nasal spray

Questcor Pharmaceuticals Inc. has just released the study results of its Phase II clinical trial on a metoclopramide nasal spray for the treatment of diabetic gastroparesis, a condition in which contents remain in the stomach for a longer period of time than normal. Left untreated, gastroparesis can lead to fluctuations in blood glucose, general malnutrition, intestinal obstruction and bacterial infection. Diabetes is just one of the known causes of gastroparesis. The condition is generally treated through dietary changes and medications including metoclopramide, which is commonly found under the brand names Reglan, Maxolon or Clopra and is traditionally available in the ... Read More