Alosetron

generic for Lotronex

What is Alosetron?

Common Brand(s): Lotronex

Alosetron is used to treat women with severe irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) who have diarrhea as the main problem. It is not a cure, but it may help to decrease abdominal pain, sudden urges to have a bowel movement, and diarrhea.

This medication is not recommended for use by children because of the serious side effects that have been seen in adults.

Uses

  • diarrhea predominant irritable bowel syndrome

Usage Instructions

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

Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once or twice daily. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Do not start taking this medication if you are constipated.

Tell your doctor if your condition does not get better or if it gets worse.

Storage

Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.