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New Drug Update: 2012

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Five new drugs that are used for medical problems often experienced by the elderly have been selected for consideration in this review. The uses and most important properties of these agents are considered, and a rating for each new drug is determined. The rating is based on a comparison of the new drug with related drugs already marketed. Advantages, disadvantages, and other important information regarding the new drug are identified and used as the basis for determining the rating.
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Keywords: AE = Adverse event; Aclidinium; Bronchodilator; CIC = Chronic idiopathic constipation; COPD = Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; CSBM = Complete spontaneous bowel movements; Constipation; Elderly; FEV1 = Forced expiratory volume in one second; GC-C = Guanylate cyclase-C; Glaucoma; IBS-C = Irritable bowel syndrome with constipation; IOP = Intraocular pressure; Indacaterol; LABA = Long-acting beta2-adrenergic agonist; Linaclotide; Medications; Mirabegron; NDCR = New Drug Comparison Rating; OAB = Overactive bladder; Overactive bladder; Tafluprost; XL = Extended release; XR = Extended release; cGMP = Cyclic guanosine monophosphate

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2013-04-01

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