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General Information on Alvimopan Capsules

Generic Name : Alvimopan Capsules

Pronunciation : AL-vi-MOE-pan

Latest prescription information about Alvimopan Capsules. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Opioid Antagonists

Trade Names/Brand Names of Alvimopan Capsules

International- Entereg.

Overview of Alvimopan Capsules


Note: For short-term hospital use only

Why is Alvimopan Capsules Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an opioid receptor blocker, prescribed for bowel recovery (postoperative ileus) more quickly after bowel surgery. 

When should Alvimopan Capsules not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients who have taken opioids for more than 7 consecutive days before taking this medication.

What is the dosage of Alvimopan Capsules?

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.

How should Alvimopan Capsules be taken?

It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, before surgery.

What are the warnings and precautions for Alvimopan Capsules?

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.

What are the side effects of Alvimopan Capsules?

Constipation, gas, heartburn, difficulty in urinating and back pain.

What are the other precautions for Alvimopan Capsules?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Alvimopan Capsules?

Store it at control room temperature (25C).

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