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Intractable chemotherapy- induced diarrhea.
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Gastrointestinal toxicity can be the limiting factor for many chemotherapeutic agents. Many drugs and antibiotics used to treat diarrhea have additional systemic side effects. CAS is a colloidal absorber of water and is thought to have fewer potential side-effects.
Constipation is the most commonly reported side effect.
Unknown at this time.
Unknown at this time. Because CAS binds other chemicals and toxins, drug interactions are possible with oral drugs.
Because CAS is chemically and nutritionally inert, constipation would be the most likely result of an overdose.
Dr. Barbara Forney is a veterinary practitioner in Chester County, Pennsylvania. She has a master's degree in animal science from the University of Delaware and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1982.
She began to develop her interest in client education and medical writing in 1997. Recent publications include portions of The Pill Book Guide to Medication for Your Dog and Cat, and most recently Understanding Equine Medications published by the Bloodhorse.
Dr. Forney is an FEI veterinarian and an active member of the AAEP, AVMA, and AMWA.
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