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Lotronex Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is alosetron (Lotronex)?
- What are the possible side effects of alosetron (Lotronex)?
- What is the most important information I should know about alosetron (Lotronex)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking alosetron (Lotronex)?
- How should I take alosetron (Lotronex)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Lotronex)?
- What happens if I overdose (Lotronex)?
- What should I avoid while taking alosetron (Lotronex)?
- What other drugs will affect alosetron (Lotronex)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Lotronex)?
Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Lotronex)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking alosetron (Lotronex)?
Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.
What other drugs will affect alosetron (Lotronex)?
Do not take alosetron if you are also taking fluvoxamine (Luvox) to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- cimetidine (Tagamet);
- ketoconazole (Nizoral), itraconazole (Sporanox), voriconazole, (VFEND);
- isoniazid (for treating tuberculosis);
- hydralazine (BiDil);
- procainamide (Procanbid, Procan SR, Pronestyl);
- HIV medicines such as tipranavir (Aptivus), indinavir (Crixivan), saquinavir (Invirase), lopinavir/ritonavir (Kaletra), fosamprenavir (Lexiva), ritonavir (Norvir), atazanavir (Reyataz), or nelfinavir (Viracept); or
- an antibiotic such as ciprofloxacin (Cipro), clarithromycin (Biaxin), levofloxacin (Levaquin), moxifloxacin (Avelox), norfloxacin (Noroxin), ofloxacin (Floxin), or telithromycin (Ketek).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with alosetron. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about alosetron.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Lotronex Information
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- Lotronex Side Effects Center
- Lotronex Overview including Precautions
- Lotronex FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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