Eliminating side effects of pain therapies
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Pain is a very serious problem associated with many types of health conditions. Unfortunately, patients suffering from intense pain often give up or cut down on taking analgesics because of side effects of such treatment. New generation drugs create an opportunity for supporting therapies effectively. Persistent constipation is one of the more acute side effects of administration of opioids. This article gives an extensive coverage of the PAMORA group of drugs that eliminate opioid-induced constipation. It also proposes future directions for contemporary studies on the subject and other feasible therapeutic applications for this group of medicines. The molecule developed under the POIG.01.04.00-14-213/12 project “New intestinal drug for control of side effects of opioid therapies” is one of the prospects. [The project] researched structures based on opioid peptide analogs behaving like opioid antagonists vs. intestinal μ receptors. In addition, [the structures] feature properties that can be used in oncological therapies because they inhibit growth of malignant cells. The structures are being tested on animal models.
- Mossakowski Medical Research Centre Polish Academy of Science, Laboratory of Chemical Synthesis, 5 A. Pawińskiego Str., 02-106 Warszawa, Poland
- Instytut Homeostazy Sp. z o.o., 26/7 Lipska Str., 03-908 Warszawa, Poland
- Medical University of Lodz, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry, 6/8 Mazowiecka Str., 92-215 Łódź, Poland
- Mossakowski Medical Research Centre Polish Academy of Science, Toxicology Research Laboratory, 5 A. Pawińskiego Str., 02-106 Warszawa, Poland
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