Eluxadoline

Pronounced

"EL-ux-AD-oh-leen"

Common brand names:

Viberzi

Uses

This medication is used to treat a certain stomach/abdominal disorder (irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea, or IBS-D). It works by slowing down the motion in your gut. This effect helps lessen symptoms such as belly pain and diarrhea.

How to Use This Medication

Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start taking eluxadoline and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Take this medication by mouth with food as directed by your doctor, usually 2 times a day. The dosage is based on your medical condition, response to treatment, and other medications you may be taking. Be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). Do not increase your dose or use this drug more often or for longer than prescribed. Your condition will not improve any faster, and your risk of side effects will increase. Properly stop the medication when so directed.

Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same times each day.

If you are also taking loperamide to help control diarrhea, do not take it on a regular schedule or you may become constipated. However, you may take it occasionally if needed for severe diarrhea. If you develop constipation, stop taking loperamide and tell your doctor right away.

Though it helps many people, this medication may sometimes cause addiction. This risk may be higher if you have a substance use disorder (such as overuse of or addiction to drugs/alcohol). Take this medication exactly as prescribed to lower the risk of addiction. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details.

Tell your doctor if you do not get better or if you get worse.

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