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Beside side effects, are there other warnings for alvimopan?

Beyond the normal side effects, alvimopan may cause other side effects. One study found that people who took alvimopan for up to 12 months experienced more heart attacks than people who did not take alvimopan. However, another study found that people who took alvimopan for up to seven days following bowel surgery had no more risk of heart attack than people who did not take alvimopan. No causal relationship between alvimopan and heart attacks was ever established, and this effect has not been reproduced in other studies. Talk to your doctor about the risks of taking alvimopan.

Tell your doctor if you have any unusual side effects or problems you have while taking alvimopan.

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