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During clinical trials of RELISTOR administered subcutaneously, no cases of methylnaltrexone bromide overdose were reported. A study of healthy volunteers noted orthostatic hypotension associated with a dose of 0.64 mg/kg administered as an intravenous bolus.
Signs or symptoms of orthostatic hypotension should be monitored, and treatment should be initiated, as appropriate.
RELISTOR is contraindicated in patients with known or suspected mechanical gastrointestinal obstruction.
Last reviewed on RxList: 9/19/2013
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