Entereg

Drug List

Entereg

Drug Name

Entereg (Alvimopan)

Manufactured By

Merck & Company, Inc

Drug Savings


Nationwide Prescription Connection (NPC) is an experienced advocacy service that helps connect patients to manufacturer provided free and discount programs. We can help the uninsured, under insured, those in the Medicare gap also known as the "doughnut hole", or even those needing help with expensive co-pays.  Our web site makes it easy for you to enter the medications you are taking, along with some basic patient information, and then finds the program that is right for you.



Nationwide Prescription Connection (NPC) is an experienced advocacy service that helps connect patients to manufacturer provided free and discount programs. We can help the uninsured, under insured, those in the Medicare gap also known as the "doughnut hole", or even those needing help with expensive co-pays.  Our web site makes it easy for you to enter the medications you are taking, along with some basic patient information, and then finds the program that is right for you.


Treats Disease/Condition

Uses

Entereg is used to help restore normal digestive functioning after surgery to remove a portion of your intestine. This medicine is available only under a special program for short-term use (no more than 15 doses). You must be registered in the program and understand the risks and benefits of taking this medicine.

How To Use

Entereg is given only in a hospital for a short period of time. You will receive your first dose up to 5 hours before your surgery. You will then be given additional doses 2 times per day for up to 7 days

Side Effects

Some people had heart attacks while taking Entereg long-term during clinical studies. It is not clear whether alvimopan is the actual cause of heart attack. Call your doctor at once if you have heart attack symptoms, such as:chest pain or pressure; pain spreading to your jaw or shoulder; anxiety, nausea, sweating. Common Entereg side effects may include: indigestion, stomach pain; nausea, vomiting; or diarrhea.

Drug Interactions

Other drugs may interact with alvimopan, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using. It is especially important to tell your doctor if you have taken a narcotic medicine within the past 7 days. Narcotic medications are usually given to treat moderate to severe pain. Some prescription cough medications also contain narcotics.

In Case of Overdose

Since this medication is given by a healthcare professional in a medical setting, an overdose is unlikely to occur.

In Case of Missed Dose

Because you will receive Entereg in a clinical setting, you are not likely to miss a dose.

Storage

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