NEW DELHI, March 22 (UPI) — India has launched the first hypomaniac treatment medication for people suffering from the irritable bowel disorder.
India’s first patient with the condition was taken to a hospital in the western city of Ahmedabad, the country’s state news agency, ANI, reported.
The drug was given to a man with a history of depression, according to ANI.
The drug has been tested in a controlled trial in Mumbai.
India has a population of about 40 million and hypomanics make up about 1 in 4 people.
More than 200,000 Indians have died of the condition.