Advertisement

Who should take Relistor (methylnaltrexone)?

Relistor (methylnaltrexone) is used to reduce the constipation resulting from pain medications called opioids, or narcotic medications usually used to treat pain in people with chronic, advanced illnesses like cancer, HIV/AIDS, and other conditions. Relistor is usually prescribed to people whose constipation has not responded to other laxative treatments.

Continue Learning about Gastrointestinal Agent

What medications interact with sulfasalazine?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
If you are taking heparin, methotrexate, or a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, sulfasalazine may...
More Answers
What should I know before taking anticholinergic bronchodilators?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
A long-acting inhaled anticholinergic is one of the preferred treatments for people with few, mild d...
More Answers
How effective are proton pump inhibitors?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
PPIs are preferred as the first treatment for acid reflux disease when symptoms become increasingly ...
More Answers
Do bile acid sequestrants have any side effects?
Donna Hill Howes, RNDonna Hill Howes, RN
Side effects of bile acid sequestrants may include constipation, nausea, weakness, sore throat, flu-...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.