Mucositis is a common side effect of chemotherapy and radiation therapy, and is characterized by inflammation and ulceration of the mucous membranes lining the digestive tract. Gastrointestinal drugs are used to treat the symptoms of mucositis, including pain, nausea, and diarrhea. These drugs can be administered orally, topically, or intravenously, depending on the severity of the condition. Commonly used drugs include antacids, proton pump inhibitors, and anti-inflammatory medications. Additionally, probiotics, prebiotics, and other nutritional supplements may be used to reduce inflammation and promote healing.
Companies in the mucositis drug market include AbbVie, AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Eli Lilly, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, Novartis, Pfizer, and Sanofi. Show Less Read more