Alternative Drug to Zelnorm - http://www.pharmalive.com/News/index.cfm?articleid=435237&categoryid=10
Kristalose is a prescription laxative product that treats acute and chronic constipation. Constipation is a common disorder affecting approximately 20 percent of the U.S. population.
Kristalose may be an effective alternative for some patients previously treated with Zelnorm. Marketing of Zelnorm was suspended recently after new data showed that a statistically significant number of cardiovascular problems occurred in patients taking Zelnorm since it was approved in 2004.
Kristalose Oral Solution is a proprietary prescription laxative and the brand name for a unique crystalline form of lactulose. Available in pre-dosed packets, the drug dissolves quickly in four ounces of water, offering patients a virtually tasteless and grit-free alternative to other liquid lactulose treatments. Initial dosing may produce flatulence and intestinal cramps, which usually go away.