Alosetron:
What is it?

Alosetron:
How is it Used?


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Alosetron Overview

Overview

(a LOE se tron)

Created: 2005-04-07 16:16:26.0

Modified: 2010-03-09 08:29:51.0

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General statements

• If you have a life-threatening allergy, wear allergy identification at all times.

• Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's medicine.

• Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.

• Most medicines can be thrown away in household trash after mixing with coffee grounds or kitty litter and sealing in a plastic bag.

• Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, natural products, supplements, vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider (doctor, nurse, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, physician assistant).

• Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or in Canada to Health Canada's Canada Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.

• Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine, including over-the-counter, natural products, or vitamins.

How does it work?

• Alosetron acts on the bowel to slow movement and decrease irritability.

How is it best taken?

• Take this medicine with or without food. Take with food if it causes an upset stomach.

How should I store this medicine?

• Store at room temperature.

• Protect from moisture. Do not store in a bathroom or kitchen.

Pharmacologic Category

Selective 5-HT3 Receptor Antagonist

Reasons not to take this medicine

• If you have an allergy to alosetron or any other part of this medicine.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other symptoms involved.

• If you have any of the following conditions: Blood clots, constipation, Crohn's disease, diseased arteries in the intestine, enlarged colon, hole in the gastrointestinal tract, intestinal blockage, ischemic or ulcerative colitis, or severe liver disease.

• If you are not able to understand or follow the Patient-Physician agreement.

U.S. Brand Names

Lotronex®

What do I do if I miss a dose? (does not apply to patients in the hospital)

• Take a missed dose as soon as possible.

• If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your regular schedule.

• Do not take a double dose or extra doses.

• Do not change dose or stop medicine. Talk with healthcare provider.

What key warnings should I know about before taking this medicine?

• Serious side effects have occurred while taking this medicine. Call your healthcare provider right away if you develop constipation, new or worse belly pain, or blood in your stools. You must sign an agreement with your healthcare provider to receive a prescription.

• This medicine does not mix well with some medicines. Serious reactions may occur. Check all medicines with healthcare provider.

• Please read the medication guide.

What should I monitor?

• Change in condition being treated. Is it better, worse, or about the same?

• Bowel movements.

• Follow up with healthcare provider.

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