Generic Name : Methylnaltrexone Bromide Pronunciation : METH-il-nal-TREX-one Therapeutic Classification : Laxatives ICD Code : Y53.4
International- Relistor. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is a mu-opioid receptor antagonist, prescribed for constipation caused by opioid medicines. It works by decreasing the effect of opioid medicines in the stomach. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): Contraindicated in patients with known or suspected stomach obstruction.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
SC- The recommended dose is 8 mg for patients weighing 38 to less than 62 kg. How it should be taken :
It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider under the skin. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney or liver disease, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, any allergy, who are taking other medications, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication. Side Effects :
Abdominal pain, flatulence, nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, excessive sweating.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature (20-25°C).
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