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MoviPrep Side Effects Center
Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Methadose Oral Concentrate (methadone hydrochloride oral concentrate) is used as a pain reliever and as part of drug addiction detoxification and maintenance programs. It is a narcotic pain reliever, similar to morphine. This medication is available in generic form. Common side effects include nausea, vomiting, constipation, lightheadedness, dizziness, dry mouth, drowsiness, or sweating. Some effects may decrease after you have been using this medication for a while.
The initial Methadose dose should be administered under supervision when there are no signs of sedation or intoxication, and the patient shows symptoms of withdrawal. Initially, a single dose of 20 to 30 mg of methadone is sufficient to suppress withdrawal symptoms. Dangerous side effects may result if Methadose is taken with other narcotics, sedatives, tranquilizers, muscle relaxers, or other medicines that can make you sleepy or slow your breathing. Methadose can also interact with diuretics (water pills), antibiotics, heart or blood pressure medications, HIV medicines, MAO inhibitors, rifampin, or seizure medications. Many other medicines may cause serious medical problems if you take them together with Methadose. Tell your doctor all prescription and over-the-counter medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Methadose should be used only when prescribed. Pregnancy may affect the amount of this drug in your body, so tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant. Use near the expected delivery date is not recommended because of possible harm to the fetus. Babies born to mothers who have used this medication may have withdrawal symptoms such as irritability, abnormal/persistent crying, vomiting, or diarrhea. Tell your doctor if you notice any symptoms in your newborn. This drug passes into breast milk and may rarely have undesirable effects on a nursing infant. Tell the doctor if your baby develops unusual sleepiness, difficulty feeding, or trouble breathing. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding. Withdrawal symptoms may occur if you suddenly stop using this medication.
Our Methadose Oral Concentrate (methadone hydrochloride oral concentrate) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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MoviPrep in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor if you have any of these serious side effects:
- severe stomach pain or bloating;
- no bowel movement within 2 hours after use; or
- gagging, choking, or vomiting.
If you have any of these side effects, you may need to drink the medication more slowly, or stop using it for a short time.
Less serious side effects may include:
- mild stomach cramps, gas, or bloating;
- rectal pain or irritation;
- nausea; or
- passing gas.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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A concise overview of the drug for the patient or caregiver from First DataBank.
MoviPrep Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects
If severe bloating or abdominal pain occurs, drink the mixture more slowly or temporarily stop drinking the mixture until the symptoms improve.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: vomit that is bloody or looks like coffee grounds, chest pain, fast/slow/irregular heartbeat, dizziness, fainting, seizures, sudden shortness of breath, unusual change in the amount of urine.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
In the US -
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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MoviPrep FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
Clinical Studies Experience
Because clinical trials are conducted under widely varying conditions, adverse reaction rates observed in the clinical trials of a drug cannot be directly compared to rates in the clinical trials of another drug and may not reflect the rates observed in clinical practice.
In the MoviPrep trials, abdominal distension, anal discomfort, thirst, nausea, and abdominal pain were some of the most common adverse reactions to MoviPrep administration. Since diarrhea was considered as a part of the efficacy of MoviPrep, diarrhea was not defined as an adverse reaction in the clinical studies. Tables 1 and 2 display the most common drug-related adverse reactions of MoviPrep and its comparator in the controlled MoviPrep trials.
Table 1: The Most Common Drug-Related Adverse
Reactions1 ( ≥ 2%) in the Study of MoviPrep vs. 4 Liter Polyethylene
Glycol plus Electrolytes Solution
|MoviPrep® (split dose)
n (% = n/N)
|4L PEG + E2
n (% = n/N)
|Malaise||35 (19.4)||32 (17.9)|
|Nausea||26 (14.4)||36 (20.1)|
|Abdominal pain||24 (13.3)||27 (15.1)|
|Vomiting||14 (7.8)||23 (12.8)|
|Upper abdominal pain||10 (5.6)||11 (6.1)|
|Dyspepsia||5 (2.8)||2 (1.1)|
|1 Drug-related adverse reactions were adverse events
that were possibly, probably, or definitely related to the study drug.
2 4L PEG + E is 4 liter Polyethylene Glycol plus Electrolytes Solution
Table 2: The Most Common Drug-Related Adverse
Reactions1 ( ≥ 5%) in the Study of MoviPrep vs. 90 mL Oral Sodium
|MoviPrep® (evening-only) (full dose)
n (% = n/N)
|90 mL OSPS2
n (% = n/N)
|Abdominal distension||101 (59.8)||70 (40.9)|
|Anal discomfort||87 (51.5)||89 (52.0)|
|Thirst||80 (47.3)||112 (65.5)|
|Nausea||80 (47.3)||80 (46.8)|
|Abdominal pain||66 (39.1)||55 (32.2)|
|Sleep disorder||59 (34.9)||49 (28.7)|
|Rigors||57 (33.7)||51 (29.8)|
|Hunger||51 (30.2)||121 (70.8)|
|Malaise||45 (26.6)||90 (52.6)|
|Vomiting||12 (7.1)||14 (8.2)|
|Dizziness||11 (6.5)||31 (18.1)|
|Headache||3 (1.8)||9 (5.3)|
|Hypokalemia||0 (0)||10 (5.8)|
|Hyperphosphatemia||0 (0)||10 (5.8)|
|1 Drug-related adverse reactions were adverse
events that were possibly, probably, or definitely related to the study drug.
In addition to the recording of spontaneous adverse events, patients were also
specifically asked about the occurrence of the following symptoms: shivering,
anal irritations, abdominal bloating or fullness, sleep loss, nausea, vomiting,
weakness, hunger sensation, abdominal cramps or pain, thirst sensation, and
2 OSPS is Oral Sodium Phosphate Solution
Published literature contains isolated reports of serious adverse events following the administration of PEG-based products in patients over 60 years of age. These adverse events included upper gastrointestinal bleeding from a Mallory-Weiss tear, esophageal perforation, asystole, and acute pulmonary edema after aspirating PEG-based preparation.
In addition to adverse reactions reported from clinical trials, the following adverse events have been identified during post-approval use of MoviPrep. Because they are reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not always possible to reliably estimate their frequency or establish a causal relationship to drug exposure. These events have been chosen for inclusion due to either their seriousness, frequency of reporting or causal connection to MoviPrep, or a combination of these factors.
General: Hypersensitivity reactions including anaphylaxis (some of which were severe, including shock), rash, urticaria, pruritus, lip, tongue and facial swelling, dyspnea, chest tightness and throat tightness. Fever, chills and dehydration.
Renal: Renal impairment and/or failure.
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