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Relistor
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Methlnaltrexone

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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Insurance Coverage: Many major insurance plans no longer cover Relistor starting in 2016. Learn More

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Relistor Tablets for Constipation Coming Soon

The GoodRx Pharmacist - September 09, 2016

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 - August 12, 2015

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

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

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

Dr. Sharon Orrange - February 27, 2014

Medications are a major reason for constipation. Pain medications are the biggest culprit with opioids (Vicodin, Norco, Tylenol with codeine, etc) and non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) leading the pack. Constipation can become a bigger struggle for you than the illness that led you to take the medications causing it, and will make any post-operative course miserable. So, why does this happen and what works for the treatment of medication-induced constipation?

Why does this happen?

Opioids and other medications affect parts of the stomach and intestine (particularly the colon), altering nerve input to the gastrointestinal tract which inhibits movement. See More

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