Wednesday, September 05, 2018 by Michelle Simmons
Lotronex (Generic name: alosetron) prevents the action of serotonin in the intestines. This slows bowel movements through the intestines. Lotronex is used for the treatment of severe, chronic irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in women who have had diarrhea as the primary symptom for a minimum six months. Alosetron belongs to a class of medications called 5-HT3 receptor antagonists.
This drug should be only used by women who have tried other IBS treatments but failed. It has not been shown to be effective in men with IBS. It is an oral tablet usually taken twice a day with or without food. Lotronex can interact with other drugs, and some drugs should not be used together with it, such as prescription, and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
The common side effects of Lotronex include the following:
Lotronex can also cause an allergic reaction, with signs such as difficulty breathing, hives, or swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat. It can also cause serious or fatal side effects on the stomach and intestines, such as severe constipation or ischemic colitis.
The body systems that may be harmed by Lotronex include the gastrointestinal, respiratory, genitourinary, hepatic, dermatologic, nervous, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, metabolic, immune, ocular, endocrine, and hematologic systems.
The following food items may prevent and treat nausea, one of the common side effects of Lotronex:
The following are some natural treatments for several side effects of Lotronex:
Lotronex is a drug used to treat severe, chronic irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in women with diarrhea as the primary symptom.
Lotronex commonly causes bloating, burping with heartburn, constipation, gas, hemorrhoids, nausea, skin rash, and stomach discomfort.
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