New Finding: Constipation Drug Boosts Memory

Ayo hol up.

It’s possible for a medicine to do something different than what it was prescribed to do?

The Telegraph:

A drug used to treat constipation could boost a person’s memory after just six days, a study by the University of Oxford suggests.

The pill Prucalopride, also known as Resolor, is already used to treat digestive problems but new research has shown it could also be used to tackle cognition impairments caused by psychiatric disorders like major depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

Researchers said the findings, presented at the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology Conference, provide “exciting early evidence” of the drug’s benefits.

Forty-four healthy volunteers, aged 18 to 36, were split into two groups with half given prucalopride and the other half were given a placebo.

It really makes you wonder if any other medicine could have some different kind of effect than what it says on the bottle.