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Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Could poor stomach absorption of drugs reduce autism medications' effectiveness?
research has revealed that many children and adults with autism
experience gastrointestinal symptoms and that such symptoms can impact
the absorption and availability of medications.
Because approximately 35% of people with autism take at least one
psychotropic medication to help control their symptoms, the authors of a Journal of Clinical Pharmacology commentary
are calling for a formal evaluation of the potential relationship
between gastrointestinal symptoms and the effectiveness of autism
medications. Alternative modes of drug administration may be needed to
provide more effective therapy for patients...