alosetron - oral, Lotronex

GENERIC NAME: ALOSETRON - ORAL (al-OH-se-tron)

BRAND NAME(S): Lotronex

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WARNING: Alosetron has rarely caused serious, sometimes fatal intestinal side effects including constipation and ischemic colitis. You should not use this medication if you have ever had problems from blocked blood flow to the bowel (ischemic colitis).

This medication should only be used in women with severe cases of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) where the major symptom is diarrhea. If you experience constipation, new or worsening bowel pains, or blood in your diarrhea or stool, stop taking this drug and seek immediate medical attention.

Before your doctor can prescribe this medication for you, your doctor must have completed the Prescribing Program for Lotronex (PPL).

Only carefully selected patients may use this medication. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more information about the risks and benefits of using this medication.

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