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BRAND LISTING - Movantik (Naloxegol)
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12.5mg
25mg

MOVANTIK (NALOXEGOL)

Movantik Description

If you have been prescribed an opioid medication for pain relief from a non- malignant condition, one of the side effects may be opioid induced constipation (OIC). The motions needed to move food along your intestines become decreased so food does not travel through your digestive tract.

Taking opioids may also partially paralyze your stomach so food stays in the digestive organ longer and digestive secretions and the urge you feel when it’s time for a bowel movement is reduced. Constipation can be painful as you strain to defecate, which can cause hemorrhoids and rectal bleeding. Ask your doctor about a prescription for Movantik to help relieve your constipation.

How Movantik Works

Movantik contains Naloxegol, an opioid receptor antagonist that can be taken on an empty stomach at least 1 hour before your first meal of the day, or 2 hours after. This allows Movantik to start working better and faster to bind to certain receptors in your intestinal tract so the opioid drugs cannot act on the receptors. Your food will move along as it should and the digestive secretions can help pass stool easier without affecting the pain relief offered by the opioid drug.

Reducing the Risk of Constipation

Your doctor may talk to you about the risk of constipation when taking opioids, such as Codeine, Oxycodone, Morphine, and Fentanyl. There are things you can do to be preventive or that may help reduce the chance of becoming constipated. Exercise is always good if you can manage without causing more pain. It increases your circulation and can stimulate the bowel muscles to speed up the movement of your stool through the colon. Drinking lots of water also keeps your intestinal tissue healthy.

Before Movantik is Prescribed to You

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or are breast feeding before taking Movantik as there may be a risk to your unborn or nursing baby. Explain other medical issues you have and list any OTC and Rx drugs you currently take or use, including herbal remedies and dietary or vitamin supplements. This will help your doctor determine if Movantik is the right medicine for you.

Movantik Precautions

Stop taking any other laxatives until you know how Movantik will work for you. You should not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medications while taking Movantik as it can cause adverse side effects. Keep Movantik out of children’s reach and do not share any meds with others. Avoid eating/drinking grapefruit products while taking Movantik as it can lower your gut’s ability to absorb Naloxegol. If your condition has not improved after taking Movantik for 3 days, revisit your doctor.

Possible Side Effects of Movantik

  • Feeling bloated
  • Stomach pain
  • Flatulence
  • Headache
  • Diarrhea

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