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Naloxegol

Movantik

NALOXEGOL is used to treat constipation caused by opioids (pain medicine). Tell your health care professional if you stop taking your opioid pain medicine. Compare opioid antagonists.
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Movantik: New FDA Approved Drug for Constipation

The GoodRx Pharmacist - September 22, 2014

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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