Indication for RELISTOR
RELISTOR® is indicated for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation (OIC) in patients with advanced illness who are receiving palliative care, when response to laxative therapy has not been sufficient. Use of RELISTOR beyond four months has not been studied.
Important Safety Information about RELISTOR
Do not take RELISTOR® (methylnaltrexone bromide) Subcutaneous Injection if you have or may have a
blockage in your intestines called a mechanical bowel obstruction. Symptoms of this blockage are
vomiting, stomach pain, and swelling of your abdomen. Talk to your healthcare provider if you have any
of these symptoms before taking RELISTOR.
If you get diarrhea that is severe or does not stop while taking RELISTOR, stop taking RELISTOR and call
your healthcare provider.
Rare cases of holes or openings in your gastrointestinal (GI) tract have been reported in advanced illness
patients with certain conditions (i.e., cancer, peptic ulcer, Ogilvie’s syndrome). These holes or openings
have involved varying regions of the GI tract (e.g., stomach, intestines). Use RELISTOR with caution if
you have a known or suspected wound or injury to the GI tract. If you get abdominal pain that is severe
or will not go away, or nausea or vomiting that is new or worse, stop taking RELISTOR and call your
Use of RELISTOR has not been studied in patients with catheters in their abdominal wall.
Use of RELISTOR beyond four months has not been studied.
Safety and efficacy of RELISTOR have not been established in children.
The most common side effects of RELISTOR in clinical studies include: abdominal (stomach) pain, gas, nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, and sweating.
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Please see complete Prescribing Information for RELISTOR.