• Beta-blocker for patients with trouble swallowing garners approval

    4 monthes ago - By Healio

    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. announced the FDA approval and U.S. launch of a beta-blocker in an extended-release capsule for patients who have trouble swallowing.
    The beta-blocker, metoprolol succinate , can be sprinkled over soft food or administered via a nasogastric tube for patients who have difficulty swallowing, according to a press release from the company.
    “Roughly 40% of patients requiring long-term care have difficulty swallowing, a problem that may result in patient nonadherence to medications as well as medication errors,” Abhay Gandhi,
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