Lotronex may react with a number of other medications (see Lotronex Drug Interactions).
Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
- Constipation, or have had severe constipation or constipation that keeps coming back
- Had intestinal problems due to constipation, such as:
- An obstruction (a blockage of your bowel)
- Narrowing (stricture)
- Tear (perforation)
- Widening (toxic megacolon)
- Had problems with blood flow to your intestines, such as ischemic colitis
- Had a blood clot or blood-clotting problems
- Had ulcerative colitis
- Had Crohn's disease
- Had diverticulitis
- Liver disease, such as hepatitis or liver failure
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Do not understand the Lotronex Medication Guide or Patient Acknowledgement Form or are not willing to follow them
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Lotronex and Pregnancy)
- Are breastfeeding (see Lotronex and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Lotronex Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)