Taking RELISTOR Injection

Learn more about the dosing and administration of RELISTOR injection.
  • It is not known if RELISTOR is safe and effective if used for longer than 4 months in people with advanced illness.
  • Do not use RELISTOR if you have a bowel blockage (intestinal obstruction) or have a history of bowel blockage.
  • It is not known if RELISTOR is safe and effective in children.

How should I take RELISTOR injection?

  • Stay close to a toilet after taking RELISTOR.
  • Stop taking RELISTOR if you stop taking your prescription opioid pain medicine. Tell your healthcare provider if your pain medicine changes.
  • If you take too much RELISTOR, call your healthcare provider or go to the nearest emergency room right away.
  • If you take RELISTOR for long-lasting (chronic) pain that is not caused by cancer:
    • RELISTOR has been shown to be effective in people who have taken opioid pain medicines for at least 4 weeks to treat long-lasting (chronic) pain not caused by cancer.
    • Stop taking other laxatives before you start treatment with RELISTOR. You may use other laxatives if RELISTOR does not work after 3 days of treatment.

Using RELISTOR Injection (Vials and Pre-filled Syringes):

  • RELISTOR injection is injected under the skin (subcutaneous injection) of the upper arm, stomach-area (abdomen), or thigh.
  • Inject RELISTOR injection exactly as your healthcare provider tells you.
  • If you use RELISTOR injection for long-lasting (chronic) pain that is not caused by cancer:
    • Inject 1 dose of RELISTOR injection each day.
  • If you use RELISTOR injection and are receiving treatment for advanced illness:
    • Inject 1 dose of RELISTOR injection every other day, as needed. You should not inject more than 1 dose of RELISTOR injection in a 24-hour period.

See the detailed “Instructions for Use” that comes with RELISTOR injection for information about how to prepare and inject RELISTOR injection and properly throw away (dispose of) used needles and syringes the right way.

How should I store RELISTOR injection (Vials and Pre-filled Syringes)?

  • Store RELISTOR vials and pre-filled syringes at room temperature between 68°F to 77°F (20°C to 25°C).
  • Do not freeze RELISTOR vials or pre-filled syringes.
  • Keep RELISTOR vials and pre-filled syringes away from light until you are ready to use them.
  • If the contents of a RELISTOR vial have been drawn into a syringe and you are not able to use the medicine right away, keep the syringe at room temperature for up to 24 hours.