ALVIMOPAN (AL vi MOE pan) is used to help the gut function after having gut surgery.
Alvimopan may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions
Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. It will only be given to you by a health care professional while you are in the hospital.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of Alvimopan contact a poison control center or emergency room at once. NOTE: Alvimopan is only for you. Do not share Alvimopan with others.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
-allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
-chest pain or chest tightness
-unusually weak or tired
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
This list may not describe all possible side effects for Alvimopan. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
-narcotic medicines for pain
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
-taking pain medications (e.g., codeine, morphine)
-undergoing surgery for stomach or intestinal blockage
-an unusual or allergic reaction to alvimopan, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
-pregnant or trying to get pregnant
Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.
This does not apply.