OSAKA, Japan & FLORHAM PARK, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Shionogi today announced that the company submitted New Drug Applications (NDAs) in Japan and the U.S. for a once-daily, oral 0.2 mg tablet of naldemedine, for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation (OIC). In Japan, the proposed indication is for the treatment of OIC in adult patients. In the U.S., the proposed indication is for the treatment of OIC in adult patients with chronic non-cancer pain.
Naldemedine is an investigational peripherally-acting mu-opioid receptor antagonist (PAMORA) being studied for the treatment of OIC. OIC is characterized by any of the following: reduced bowel movement frequency, development or worsening of straining to pass bowel movements, a sense of incomplete rectal evacuation, or harder stool consistency after initiating opioid therapy.1
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1 Camilleri. M, Drossman D.A., Becker G.,Webster L.R., Davies A.N., Mawe G.M. Emerging treatments in neurogastroenterology: a multidisciplinary working group consensus statement on opioid-induced constipation. Neurogastroenterology Motil. 2014. 26, 1386-1395
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