Prometheus Laboratories | Alosetron (Medication)
Alosetron is a medicine used to treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in women with diarrhea as their main symptom. This medicine is only used in severe cases of IBS that have not responded to other therapy to reduce symptoms and not as a cure. Alosetron blocks the action of serotonin on the intestine, reducing the cramping abdominal pain, abdominal discomfort, urgency and diarrhea caused by IBS. ...
Like with any medicine, Alosetron can cause side effects, and the most common is constipation. Other less serious side effects include:pain or tenderness in the belly, fever, stomach cramps, watery or bloody diarrhea, or bleeding from the rectum. If any of these persists or get worst, call your doctor.
If you have any of the following condition, seek immediately medical help:trouble breathing; hives; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat; seizures; problems with muscle control or coordination, such as clumsiness or trembling. ...
Before using Alosetron, inform your doctor if you are allergic to this medicine or if you have any other allergy. Also provide to your doctor information about your medical history, especially if you have or ever have had any of the following condition:blood clotting problems, constipation, diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, other intestinal problems, Ischemic colitis, Thrombophlebitis, or liver problems.
During pregnancy or breastfeeding, it is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor's advice. ...