What is Movantik (Naloxegol) prescribed for?
Consitpation is when your bowel movements are tough or happen less than normal. And while it’s not necessarily a serious condition, you will feel much better when your body is back on track on functioning normally. Movantik is a medication used in the treatment towards constipation caused by narcotic medications, generally within people that have a ongoing pain, that is typically not caused by cancer.
This medication blocks the effects of the narcotic drugs in the guy, without actually blocking the effect the narcotic has on your body, which would be to rid you of any pain you may be experiencing. Naloxegol belongs to a class of medications known as narcotic antagonists.
Make sure to read up on any information given to you, of this drug, by your doctor.
This medication is to be taken by mouth, on an empty stomach at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal. Usually once daily in the morning. Make sure to Swallow the pill whole.
However, if you are unable to swallow the pill, you may crush the tablet into a powder, mix in 4 ounces of water and drink it immediately. Refill the glass with another 4 ounces and stir the contents and drink once again.
Avoid eating or drinking anything involving grapefruit while on this medication, unless directed otherwise. Grapefruit can increase any chances of side effects with this medication.
Remember this medication is based on your medical condition and your response to the treatment. Make sure you inform your doctor of any current medications you may be taking,that includes prescribed medications, non-prescription medications, and any herbal products.
Before taking this medication, it is best to advise your doctor if you are allergic to Naloxegol; or to any other medications or allergies in general.
Before taking this medication, it is for the best to inform you doctor of you Medical history. Especially of; stomach/intestinal blockage, stomach/intestinal ulcers or tumors, bowel disease (such as Crohn's, diverticulitis), kidney disease.
Some of these side effects may occur when taking this medication; they are as follows; Pain in the stomach/abdomen, diarrhea, or gas may occur. However if any of these effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor right away.
Opiate withdrawal symptoms may occur in some people. Tell your doctor right away if any of these withdrawal symptoms occur: sweating, chills, pain in the stomach/abdomen, diarrhea, yawning, mental/mood changes (such as anxiety/irritability).
This drug may rarely cause a serious tear in the stomach or intestinal wall (perforation). If you notice any of the following unlikely but serious side effects, get medical help right away: severe/persistent/worsening pain in the stomach/abdomen, fever, dizziness/fainting, nausea/vomiting.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
What happens if I suddenly stop taking this medication?
There may be a relapse in symptoms as well as side effects. You should speak your doctor before stop taking this medication.
What is the best dosage to take?
The diagnosis with your doctor will be able to determine the best dosage for your treatment. Work with your doctor closely for dosage and dosing schedules.
What happens if I miss a dose?
You should take the missed dose as soon you realize you have forgotten. If the forgotten dose is closer to your next scheduled dose, take the next schedule dose to avoid overlapping in dose.
What is the best way to store this medication?
This medication is stored at room temperature, and should be kept away from children and pets. Do not throw away this medication in the wastebasket. If you are uncertain how to dispose of this medication speak with your pharmacist for help in safely disposing of this medication.