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Gastrointestinal Drugs

Prescription drugs and medicines for the gastrointestinal organs and diseases relating to them. This includes any part of the digestive tract from mouth to anus, liver, biliary tract, and the pancreas. Studies in this area include: constipation, Crohn’s disease, diarrhea, gall bladder disease, heartburn, hemorrhoids, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), ulcers, liver disease, stomach cancer, and more.

The list of FDA approved drugs for gastrointestinal and astroenterology appears below. Click any link to view the full drug information.


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Number Of Gastrointestinal Drugs: 88

Aciphex (rabeprazole sodium)
For the treatment of symptomatic gastroesophageal reflux disease
Afinitor (everolimus)
For the treatment of advanced pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors
Alinia (nitazoxanide)
For the treatment Diarrhea caused by Cryptosporidium and Giardia in children.
Aloxi (palonosetron)
For the prevention of nausea and vomiting associated with emetogenic cancer chemotherapy
Amitiza (lubiprostone)
For the treatment of chronic idiopathic constipation
Asacol (mesalamine)
Treatment of ulcerative colitis
Avastin (bevacizumab)
For the treatment of metastatic carcinoma of the colon or rectum
Axid AR (nizatidine
Over-the-counter anti-ulcer treatment
Canasa (mesalamine)
For the treatment of active ulcerative proctitis
Cimetadine Hydrochloride Oral Solution 300mg/5ml
Generic equivalent of Tagamet Oral Solution
Cimetidine Hydrochloride Oral Solution
Generic equivalent of Tagamet HB 200
Cimetidine Hydrochloride Oral Solution
Generic equivalent of Tagamet Oral Solution, 300 mg/5 ml
Cimzia (certolizumab pegol)
For the treatment of Crohn’s disease
Cipro (ciprofloxacin) I.V. and Cipro (ciprofloxacin HCI) tablets
Treatment for complicated intra-abdominal infections
Colazal (balsalazide disodium)
Mild to moderately active ulcerative colitis
Cyramza (ramucirumab)
For the treatment of gastric cancer
Dificid (fidaxomicin)
For the treatment of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea
Duexis (ibuprofen and famotidine)
For the relief of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis and prevention of gastric ulcers
Elelyso (taliglucerase alfa)
For the treatment of Gaucher disease
Eloxatin (oxaliplatin/5-fluorouracil/leucovorin)
For the treatment of colon or rectum carcinomas
Emend (aprepitant)
For the treatment of nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy
Entereg (alvimopan)
For the treatment of postoperative ileus
Entocort EC (budesonide)
Capsules for the treatment of mild-to-moderate, active Crohn's disease
Entyvio (vedolizumab)
For the treatment of adults with ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease
Erbitux (cetuximab)
For the treatment of EGFR-expressing, metastatic colorectal cancer
Femara (letrozole)
Treatment for breast cancer
Fulyzaq (crofelemer)
For the treatment of non-infectious diarrhea in adults with HIV/AIDS
GastroMARK
Contrast agent for magnetic resonance imaging of the gastrointestinal tract
Gattex (teduglutide)
For the treatment of short bowel syndrome
Gleevec (imatinib mesylate)
For the treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs)
Hepsera (adefovir dipivoxil)
For the treatment of chronic hepatitis B in adults with evidence of active viral replication
Herceptin
Treatment for metastatic breast cancer
Herceptin (trastuzumab)
For the treatment of gastric cancer
Incivek (telaprevir)
For the treatment of genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C
Linzess (linaclotide)
For the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with constipation and chronic idiopathic constipation
Lotronex (alosetron HCL) Tablets
Indicated for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) in females with diarrhea-predominant IBS
Lovenox (enoxaparin sodium) Injection
Treatment for deep vein thrombosis
Makena (hydroxyprogesterone caproate injection)
For the prevention of risk of preterm birth
Merrem I.V. (meropenem)
Treatment for intra-abdominal infections and bacterial meningitis
Metozolv ODT (metoclopramide hydrochloride)
For the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux and diabetic gastroparesis
Nascobal Gel (Cyanocobalamin, USP)
Treatment for vitamin B-12 deficiency
Nexium (esomeprazole magnesium)
For the eradication of Helicobacter pylori, the healing of erosive esophagitis, and the treatment of symptomatic GERD
Orfadin (nitisinone)
Capsules for the treatment of hereditary tyrosinemia type I
Oxytrol (oxybutynin transdermal system)
For the treatment of overactive bladder with symptoms of urge urinary incontinence, urgency, and frequency.
Pancreaze (pancrelipase)
For the treatment of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency
Pegasys (peginterferon alfa-2a)
For the treatment of chronic hepatitis C who have compensated liver disease
Pepcid Complete
For use in the relief of heartburn associated with acid indigestion and sour stomach
PREVACID(R) (lansopraxole)
Treatment of heartburn associated with GERD
Prevpac
Treatment for eradication of H. pylori
Prevpac
Treatment for duodenal ulcers
Prilosec (omeprazole)
Treatment for gastric ulcers
Prilosec (omeprazole)
Treatment for heartburn
Prilosec (omeprazole)
Treatment for heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
Prochloroperazine
Generic equivalent of Compazine
Protonix (pantoprazole sodium) Delayed Release Tablets
Oral tablets for the treatment of gastroesophageal and pathological hypersecretory conditions
Protonix (pantoprazole sodium) Delayed-Release Tablets
For treatment of erosive esophagitis
Protonix (pantoprazole sodium) Intravenous Formulation
For the short-term treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease
Ranitidine Capsules
Generic equivalent of Zantac GELdose
Ranitidine Tablets
Generic equivalent of Zantac
Rebetol (ribavirin)
For the treatment of chronic hepatitis C
Rectiv (nitroglycerin) ointment 0.4%
For the treatment of chronic anal fissure
Rotarix (Rotavirus Vaccine, Live, Oral)
For the prevention of rotavirus gastroenteritis caused by G1 and non-G1 types (G3, G4, and G9) in pediatrics
Sancuso (granisetron)
For the treatment of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting
SecreFlo (secretin)
To aid in the diagnosis of pancreatic dysfunction and gastrinoma
Seprafilm
Treatment for the reduction of scar tissue as a result of abdominal or pelvic surgery
Simponi (golimumab)
For the treatment of ulcerative colitis
Stivarga (regorafenib)
For the treatment of gastrointestinal stromal tumor
Stivarga (regorafenib)
For the treatment of previously treated patients with metastatic colorectal cancer
Sutent (sunitinib malate)
For the treatment of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors
Twinrix
For the prevention of hepatitis A and B
Tygacil (tigecycline)
For the treatment of complicated skin and skin structure and intra-abdominal infections and bacterial pneumonia
Tysabri (natalizumab)
For the maintenance treatment of moderate to severe Crohn’s disease
Uceris (budesonide)
For the treatment of ulcerative colitis
Ultresa (pancrelipase) delayed-release capsules
For the treatment of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency due to cystic fibrosis or other conditions
Urso
Treatment for primary biliary cirrhosis
Victrelis (boceprevir)
For the treatment of chronic hepatitis C genotype 1
Vimovo (naproxen + esomeprazole)
For the treatment of arthritis in patients at risk for NSAID-associated ulcers
Viokace (pancrelipase) tablets
For the treatment of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency due to chronic pancreatitis or pancreatectomy
Visicol Tablet
For cleansing of the bowel as a preparation for colonoscopy, in adults 18 years of age and older
Visipaque (iodixanol)
Diagnostic contrast agent
Xtandi (enzalutamide)
For the treatment of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer
Zaltrap (ziv-aflibercept)
For the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer
Zantac 75 Efferdose
Treatment for heartburn
Zelnorm (tegaserod maleate) Tablets
For the short-term treatment of irritable bowel syndrome in women whose primary bowel symptom is constipation
Zelnorm (tegaserod maleate) Tablets
For the short-term treatment of irritable bowel syndrome in women whose primary bowel symptom is constipation
Zenpep (pancrelipase)
For the treatment of pancreatic insufficiency due to cystic fibrosis or other conditions
Zuplenz (ondansetron oral soluble film)
For the prevention of post-operative, chemotherapy and radiotherapy induced nausea and vomiting


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FDA Approved Gastrointestinal Drugs Listings:

The rules of principle for evaluating MediLexicon's FDA gastrointestinal drugs listings adhere to the FDA definitions of a new drug approval or a new molecular entity, and the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development.

MediLexicon's FDA Approved Drugs Listings include:

New Molecular Entities (NME): these NME's are described as a medication containing an active substance that have never previously approved in the US for marketing in any manner, shape or form (as defined by the FDA). In addition to this, there is also the inclusion of some FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) approved recombinant proteins and biologics.

MediLexicon's FDA Approved Drugs Listings do NOT include:

Over-the-counter products, diagnostic agents, generics, most vaccines, medical devices, biologic compounds (not approved by CDER), as well as new indications and new administrations of previously-approved compounds and new dosages.

The gastrointestinal drugs information used in this section is licensed from Thomson CenterWatch. The information provided here is for general educational purposes only and does not constitute medical or pharmaceutical advice which should be sought from qualified medical and pharmaceutical advisers.









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