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Women who have severe diarrhea associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) may benefit from using a drug called Lotronex® (alosetron hydrochloride). However, this medication is not suitable for everyone, so it's important to review the safety information for Lotronex with your healthcare provider before starting treatment. For example, make sure he or she is aware of any other health conditions you may have, such as a blood-clotting problem, diverticulitis, or liver disease.
Lotronex comes in the form of a tablet that is taken once or twice a day. Side effects that may occur with this medicine include constipation, nausea, and abdominal (stomach) pain.
(For more information on this medication, click Lotronex. This full-length article includes details on safety warnings, how the drug works, dosing instructions, and more.)
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