FDAnews Drug Daily Bulletin

Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Offers Alternative to Zelnorm

April 27, 2007

Kristalose, a prescription laxative product that treats acute and chronic constipation, may be an effective alternative for some patients previously treated with Zelnorm. Marketing of Zelnorm was suspended in March after new data showed that a statistically significant number of cardiovascular problems occurred in patients taking Zelnorm.