FDA OKs First Poop-Based Oral Therapy

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Vowst approved for preventing recurrent C. difficile infections after antibiotics.

The FDA approved the first oral fecal microbiota productopens in a new tab or window for preventing recurrent Clostridioides difficile infections in adults, the agency announced on Wednesday.

Developed as SER-109 and given the trade name of Vowst, the therapy is indicated for patients who have already received a course of antibiotics for recurrent C. difficile infections.

SER-109 — which involves four pills taken once a day for 3 consecutive days — contains live bacteria from donor fecal matter, with the donors and stool screened for a slew of pathogens. Despite that, the agency still warns that the product carries the potential risk of transmitting infectious agents or food allergens.

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