APPROVED USE FOR MOVANTIK
MOVANTIK is a prescription medicine used to treat constipation that is caused by prescription pain medicines called opioids, in adults with long-lasting (chronic) pain that is not caused by active cancer.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION ABOUT MOVANTIK
- MOVANTIK may cause serious side effects, including:
- Opioid withdrawal. You may have symptoms of opioid withdrawal during treatment with MOVANTIK, including sweating, chills, diarrhea, stomach pain, anxiety, irritability, and yawning. If you take methadone to treat your pain, you may be more likely to have stomach pain and diarrhea than people who do not take methadone. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any of these symptoms
- Severe stomach (abdominal) pain and/or diarrhea. Severe stomach pain and diarrhea can happen when you take MOVANTIK. These problems can happen within a few days after you start taking MOVANTIK and can lead to hospitalization. Stop taking MOVANTIK and call your healthcare provider right away if you have severe stomach pain or diarrhea, or both severe stomach pain and diarrhea
- Tear in your stomach or intestinal wall (perforation). Stomach pain that is severe can be a sign of a serious medical condition. If you get stomach pain that gets worse or does not go away, stop taking MOVANTIK and get emergency medical help right away
- Do not take MOVANTIK if you:
- Have a bowel blockage (intestinal obstruction) or have a history of bowel blockage
- Are allergic to MOVANTIK or any of the ingredients in MOVANTIK
- MOVANTIK can interact with certain other medicines and cause side effects, including opioid withdrawal symptoms such as sweating, chills, diarrhea, stomach pain, anxiety, irritability, and yawning. Tell your healthcare provider or pharmacist before you start or stop any medicines during treatment with MOVANTIK
- Before you take MOVANTIK, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, including if you:
- Have any stomach or bowel (intestines) problems, including inflammation in parts of the large intestine (diverticulitis), or inflammation and injury of the intestines caused by reduced blood flow (ischemic colitis), or cancer of the stomach or bowel
- Have had recent surgery on the stomach or intestines
- Have any kidney or liver problems
- Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Taking MOVANTIK during pregnancy may cause opioid withdrawal symptoms in you or your unborn baby. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you become pregnant during treatment with MOVANTIK
- Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if MOVANTIK passes into your breast milk. Taking MOVANTIK while you are breastfeeding may cause opioid withdrawal in your baby. You and your healthcare provider should decide if you will take MOVANTIK or breastfeed. You should not breastfeed if you take MOVANTIK
- Tell your doctor about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Other medicines may affect the way MOVANTIK works
- Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take a medicine called bevacizumab
- Tell your healthcare provider if you stop taking your opioid pain medicine. If you stop taking your opioid pain medicine, you should also stop taking MOVANTIK
- Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice during treatment with MOVANTIK
- The most common side effects of MOVANTIK include: stomach (abdomen) pain, diarrhea, nausea, gas, vomiting, headache, and excessive sweating. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of MOVANTIK
- It is not known if MOVANTIK is safe and effective in children
You may report side effects to Valinor Pharma at 1-877-592-2337 or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Click here for the Medication Guide and full Prescribing Information for MOVANTIK.
Valinor Pharma, LLC, supports the responsible use of medications, including those containing opioids, as treatment options for patients with chronic non-cancer pain.
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The information on this website should not take the place of talking with your doctor or health care professional. If you have any questions about your condition, or if you would like more information about MOVANTIK, or about constipation caused by opioid use for chronic non-cancer pain, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. Only you and your doctor can decide if MOVANTIK is right for you.