Eluxadoline

Precautions

Before taking eluxadoline, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: personal or family history of a substance use disorder (such as overuse of or addiction to drugs/alcohol), gallbladder removal surgery, liver disease, kidney disease, pancreatitis, other stomach/abdominal problems (such as blockage, sphincter of Oddi disease/dysfunction, previous long-lasting or severe constipation).

This drug may make you drowsy. Alcohol or marijuana (cannabis) can make you more drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness until you can do it safely. Limit alcoholic beverages. Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana (cannabis). Drinking a lot of alcohol while taking this medication may increase the risk of pancreatitis.

Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).

Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug, especially constipation or stomach/abdominal pain.

During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

It is unknown if eluxadoline passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Side Effects

Constipation, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, or drowsiness may occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist right away. If you have severe constipation, stop taking eluxadoline and tell your doctor or pharmacist right away.

Remember that this medication has been prescribed because your doctor has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: symptoms of pancreatitis or sphincter of Oddi spasm (such as nausea/vomiting that doesn't stop, new or suddenly worse stomach/abdominal pain that may move to your back or shoulder).

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

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