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EU approves Moventig for Opioid-induced Constipation- AstraZeneca

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Last updated:10th Dec 2014
Published:10th Dec 2014
Source: Pharmawand

AstraZeneca has announced that Moventig (naloxegol) has been granted Marketing Authorisation by the European Commission (EC) for the treatment of Opioid-induced Constipation (OIC) in adult patients who have had an inadequate response to laxative(s). Moventig is the first once-daily oral peripherally-acting mu-opioid receptor antagonist (PAMORA) to be approved in the European Union (EU). Opioids play an important role in chronic pain relief and work by binding to mu-receptors in the central nervous system, but they also bind to mu-receptors in the gastrointestinal tract, which can result in patients suffering from OIC.

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