Drug: Lotronex

ALOSETRON (al OH se tron) is used to treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in women. It is reserved for those women who have severe diarrhea as the main symptom and who have not had success with other treatments. This medicine has not been shown to work in men with IBS. It is available only from health care providers who participate in a special Prescribing Program because this drug may cause serious side effects. Your health care provider will discuss your condition and these side effects with you prior to prescribing this drug.

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Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional immediately:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • blood in stool, bloody diarrhea or rectal bleeding
  • constipation
  • dark urine
  • hemorrhoids
  • fever
  • irregular heart beat
  • unusually weak or tired
  • worsening of abdominal pain
  • yellowing of the eyes or skin
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
  • anxiety
  • difficulty sleeping
  • dry mouth
  • frequent urination
  • gas
  • headache
  • nausea
  • restlessness

Source: http://www.healthline.com

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional immediately:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • blood in stool, bloody diarrhea or rectal bleeding
  • constipation
  • dark urine
  • hemorrhoids
  • fever
  • irregular heart beat
  • unusually weak or tired
  • worsening of abdominal pain
  • yellowing of the eyes or skin
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
  • anxiety
  • difficulty sleeping
  • dry mouth
  • frequent urination
  • gas
  • headache
  • nausea
  • restlessness

Source: http://www.healthline.com

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine? They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • constipation
  • Crohn's disease
  • diverticulitis
  • history of ischemic colitis, impaired intestinal circulation, bleeding, or blood clots
  • history of a stomach, bowel, or intestine problems
  • kidney disease or liver disease
  • toxic megacolon
  • ulcerative colitis
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to alosetron, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding

Source: http://www.healthline.com

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