Entereg

Drug List

Entereg

Drug Name

Entereg (Alvimopan)

Manufactured By

Merck & Company, Inc

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NPC's mission is your health. We recognize your need for help when you are applying for discount programs for your prescription medications. We consist of friendly and experienced advocates that not only know how these free and discount programs work, but are ready to help. We are available to take your call and answer any questions you may have as you search for the right program to fit your needs. We can also explain any supporting material you may need to provide as you apply for these programs. If for any reason you are denied, we also are experienced in the best appeals process with a high success rate.

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.

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