What should I tell my doctor?TOP
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
- cancer or tumor in abdomen, intestine, or stomach
- history of bowel blockage
- history of stomach ulcer
- inflammatory bowel disease
- kidney disease
- liver disease
- Ogilvie's syndrome
- stomach or intestine problems
- an unusual or allergic reaction to naloxegol, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
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How should I use this drug?TOP
Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Swallow medicine whole. Do not cut or chew this medicine. The medicine may also be crushed and mixed with 4 ounces of water. Drink immediately after mixing. Take your medicine one time each day, on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before your first meal of the day or 2 hours after the meal. If you are unable to tolerate your dose, inform your healthcare provider so that your dose can be adjusted. Do not take additional laxatives except on your healthcare provider's advice. Your healthcare provider may prescribe other laxatives if your medicine does not work well enough after 3 days of treatment. Tell your healthcare provider if you stop taking your pain medicine. If you stop taking your pain medicine, you should also stop taking this medicine. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice.
A special MedGuide will be given to you before each treatment. Be sure to read this information carefully each time.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
What if I miss a dose?TOP
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
Where should I store this drug?TOP
Keep out of the reach of children.
This medicine can be abused. Keep your medicine in a safe place to protect it from theft. Do not share this medicine with anyone. Selling or giving away this medicine is dangerous and against the law. Follow the directions in the MedGuide.
Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.