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Alosetron
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This medication is used to treat severe cases of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in women who have diarrhea as a major symptom.Alosetron is not effective in men with IBS.

 
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Alosetron

Uses
This medication is used to treat severe cases of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in women who have diarrhea as a major symptom.Alosetron is not effective in men with IBS.
Notes
  • Do not share this medication with others.

Storage
  • Store at room temperature, 77 degrees F (25 degrees C), away from light and moisture.
  • Brief storage between 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) is permitted.

Overdose
  • Symptoms of overdose may include difficulty breathing, loss of coordination, tremors, and seizures.

How To Use
  • Read and complete the Patient-Physician Agreement form provided by your doctor.
  • Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start using alosetron and each time you get a refill.
  • If you have any questions regarding the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Your prescription must have a sticker affixed to it in order for your pharmacy to dispense you a supply of this medicine.Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor.
  • Do not begin this medication if you are currently constipated.
  • Contact your doctor for further instructions.

Side Effects
  • Headache, stomach upset, or hemorrhoids may occur.
  • If these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor promptly.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects.
  • Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor immediately if you have any of these unlikely but serious side effects: bloating, depression.Tell your doctor immediately if you have any of these highly unlikely but very serious side effects: constipation, bloody stools, unexplained fever, unusually fast pulse, new or sudden worsening of stomach/abdominal/bowel pain.A serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs.
  • Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing.If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Before taking alosetron, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies.This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions.
  • Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: certain intestinal disorders (e.g., ileus, ischemic colitis, impaired intestinal circulation, constipation or its complications, obstruction, megacolon, stricture/adhesions, or perforation), Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, severe liver disease, blood disorders (e.g., history of blood clots).Before using this medication, tell your doctor your medical history, including: liver disease.Caution is advised when using this drug in the elderly because they may be more sensitive to the effects of constipation if it occurs.This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember.
  • If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not double the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Your healthcare professionals (e.g., doctor or pharmacist) may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for it.
  • Do not start, stop or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.This drug should not be used with the following medication because very serious interactions may occur: fluvoxamine.If you are currently using the medication listed above, tell your doctor or pharmacist before starting alosetron.Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription medication you may use, especially of: anticholinergics/antispasmodics (e.g., atropine, dicyclomine), antidiarrheals (e.g., kaolin-pectin, loperamide), hydralazine, isoniazid, narcotics (e.g., codeine, diphenoxylate), procainamide.Constipation can be a serious side effect of this medication.
  • Discuss with your doctor or pharmacist before using any medications that may slow down the gut.
  • Check the labels on all your medicines (e.g., allergy, cough-and-cold, sleep products) because they may contain ingredients that can cause constipation.
  • Ask your pharmacist about the safe use of those products.

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