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Relistor Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is methylnaltrexone (Relistor)?
- What are the possible side effects of methylnaltrexone (Relistor)?
- What is the most important information I should know about methylnaltrexone (Relistor)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before receiving methylnaltrexone (Relistor)?
- How is methylnaltrexone used (Relistor)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Relistor)?
- What happens if I overdose (Relistor)?
- What should I avoid while using methylnaltrexone (Relistor)?
- What other drugs will affect methylnaltrexone (Relistor)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Relistor)?
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
Do not use this medication more than once in a 24-hour period.
What happens if I overdose (Relistor)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include extreme dizziness, or feeling like you might pass out.
What should I avoid while using methylnaltrexone (Relistor)?
Methylnaltrexone may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Do not use any other laxatives that your doctor has not prescribed.
What other drugs will affect methylnaltrexone (Relistor)?
Before receiving methylnaltrexone, tell your doctor if you use any narcotic medication, such as:
- buprenorphine (Buprenex, Subutex);
- butorphanol (Stadol);
- codeine (Tylenol with codeine);
- hydrocodone (Lortab, Vicodin);
- hydromorphone (Dilaudid);
- levorphanol (Levo-Dromoran);
- meperidine (Demerol);
- methadone (Dolophine, Methadose);
- morphine (Kadian, MS Contin, Roxanol);
- nalbuphine (Nubain);
- naloxone (Narcan);
- oxycodone (OxyContin, Roxicodone, Percocet);
- oxymorphone (Numorphan); or
- propoxyphene (Darvon, Darvocet).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with methylnaltrexone. 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 doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about methylnaltrexone.
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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