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Re: Controversy With Lotronex

Re: Controversy With Lotronex

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Posted by Paulette Maurer on August 31, 2000 at 16:20:16:

In Reply to: Re: Controversy With Lotronex posted by Shirley on August 16, 2000 at 14:21:04:

: : : I have been on Lotronex for about three months. Has anyone heard any "bad news" about this drug. I find it to be wonderful. I feel like I'm finally in control of my life. I am also alittle afraid for my health because I am not fully informed about the long term effects of the drug.

: : Jenifer,
: : I have been on Lotronex for a little over a month and I, too, find it to be wonderful. I had serious constipation at first but my doctor told me to cut down to one pill a day and increase my Citricel to three tablespoons a day and now everything is working great. It is the first time in years that I am able to leave the house whenever I feel like it. Before I would often spend days at a time housebound. I had tried everything I heard of, including four different types of prescription drugs, complete change in diet many, many times, health food store items, etc. and this is the first thing that has helped. I am not even going to worry about if there are long term side effects. I just know that I can not go back to "existing" the way it was before Lotronex.
: : Vicki

: Gals,
: Would you please tell me IF you had any problems when you first started the Lotronex and what they were. My dr. mentioned this drug but at the present I am waiting for the appointment with the GI and just taking Bentyl.

:I was taking Lotronex for the past 14 days and it really made a big difference. However, I too was concerned about long term side effects and then the news broke about wanting to get it off the market. My husband immediately wanted me to stop taking it and I did. But I am already back to being miserable. Has anyone heard anything else?

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