Lotronex Warnings and Precautions
Who Should Not Take Lotronex?
You should not take Lotronex if you:
- Are currently constipated or are constipated most of the time.
- Have had serious problems due to constipation.
- Have had an intestinal blockage (obstruction), narrowing of the intestines (stricture), a tear in the intestines (perforation), or widening of the intestines (toxic megacolon).
- Have had ischemic colitis (problems with blood flow to your intestines).
- Have had a blood clot.
- Have a blood-clotting disorder.
- Have had Crohn's disease.
- Have had ulcerative colitis.
- Have had diverticulitis.
- Have severe liver disease.
- Do not understand the Lotronex Patient Acknowledgement Form or will not follow the instructions in it.
- Are allergic to Lotronex, alosetron, or any of the inactive components used to make the medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
There are a number of situations in which this drug should not be used, along with several safety concerns people should be aware of before beginning treatment. However, it is possible that not all of these issues were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific warnings and precautions with Lotronex that may apply to you.