What is this medicine?
ALVIMOPAN (AL vi MOE pan) is used to help the gut function after having gut surgery.
How should I use this medicine?
Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. It will only be given to you by a health care professional while you are in the hospital.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
chest pain or chest tightness
unusually weak or tired
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
What may interact with this medicine?
narcotic medicines for pain
What if I miss a dose?
It is important not to miss your dose. Talk to your doctor or health care professional if you miss a dose.
Where should I keep my medicine?
This does not apply.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
taking pain medications (e.g., codeine, morphine)
undergoing surgery for stomach or intestinal blockage
an unusual or allergic reaction to alvimopan, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
What should I watch for while using this medicine?
Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.
July 15, 2018