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Relistor Coupon - Relistor 0.6ml of 12mg/0.6ml syringe
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METHYLNALTREXONE is used to treat constipation caused by opioids (pain medicine). Immediately tell your health care professional if you stop taking your opioid pain medicine. Compare opioid antagonists.
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0.6ml of 12mg/0.6ml
7 syringes
Relistor Coupon - Relistor 0.6ml of 12mg/0.6ml syringe
0.6ml of 12mg/0.6ml
7 syringes
Insurance Coverage: Many major insurance plans no longer cover Relistor. Learn More

Methlnaltrexone Latest News

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Constipation From Your Medications: What’s the Best Treatment?

Dr. Sharon Orrange
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Pain medications like opioids and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are a major cause of constipation, often creating a bigger struggle than the original illness that led you to start taking them. So, why does medication-induced constipation happen and how do you treat it?

Why does constipation happen?

Opioids like Vicodin, Norco and Tylenol with codeine and other medications can affect the nerves in parts of the stomach and intestine (particularly the colon) and block the gastrointestinal tract from having peristaltic movements that normally move food along. See More

What Can I Do to Ease Constipation from My Pain Meds?

Dr. Sharon Orrange
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It’s tough enough to have pain severe enough to be treated with opioid pain medications like Vicodin or Oxycontin—but the side effects can make things even more difficult. Constipation from taking opioid medications can be debilitating and is estimated to affect 40 – 86% of patients using these drugs.

Why do opioids cause constipation?

Constipation from opioid pain meds occurs because of how these medications work. See More

Relistor Tablets for Constipation Coming Soon

Roni Shye
Roni Shye -

Recently a new tablet form of Relistor was approved by the FDA. Relistor was previously available only as a subcutaneous injection—which may mean it will be easier to use for anyone who has an aversion to injections.

What is Relistor used for?

Like the injection, Relistor tablets are used to treat opioid-induced constipation (OIC) in adults with chronic non-cancer pain.

Opioid-induced constipation is a very specific type of constipation due to the use of opioids (Vicodin (hydrocodone/acetaminophen), Percocet (oxycodone/acetaminophen), Oxycotin (oxycodone), morphine, and codeine are all examples of opioid medications). See More

50+ Drugs Dropped by Insurance in 2016, Including Viagra and Qsymia

Elizabeth Davis
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It’s that time again—the new lists of covered and excluded drugs on next year’s insurance plans are out, and it doesn’t look great. For many Americans with health insurance, more than 50 popular brand-name and generic drugs may no longer be covered starting in January 2016.

Express Scripts and Caremark, companies that handles pharmacy benefits for more than 200 million Americans, are removing about 20 – 30 drugs each from their national preferred formularies at the end of 2015. See More

Movantik: New FDA Approved Drug for Constipation

Roni Shye
Roni Shye -

Movantik (naloxegol) is a new drug for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation in adult with chronic non-cancer pain—basically, it’s used to prevent constipation when you’re prescribed an opioid for pain relief. It was approved by the FDA on September 16, 2014, and should be available in the first half of 2015.

Why does a medication like Movantik help?

Usually, once opioid pain medications are absorbed by the body for pain relief, they’ll also bind to receptors in the stomach and cause constipation. See More

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