Note: For short-term hospital use only
This medication is an opioid receptor blocker, prescribed for bowel recovery (postoperative ileus) more quickly after bowel surgery.
Contraindicated in patients who have taken opioids for more than 7 consecutive days before taking this medication.
Adults- PO- The recommended dose is 12 mg 30 min to 5 hours prior to surgery followed by 12 mg twice daily beginning the day after surgery for a max of 7 days or until discharge.
It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, before surgery.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver or kidney disease, who have taken opioids for chronic pain, bowel obstruction, who are taking other medications, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• Monitor blood counts and potassium levels regularly while taking this medication.
Constipation, gas, heartburn, difficulty in urinating and back pain.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at control room temperature (25°C).
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