What is Alosetron?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Lotronex

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Alosetron may be used to treat symptoms related to IBS, it helps to slow the bowels down, and decrease diarrhea, pain, cramps, and the urgency to have bowel movements.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 3
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Alosetron

Side effect Patients
Constipation 2
Hemorrhoid discomfort 1

Why patients stopped taking Alosetron

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Expense 2
Other 2
Side effects too severe 1
See all 4 patients who've stopped taking Alosetron

Duration

Stopped taking Alosetron

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 1

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Alosetron after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Belladonna-phenobarbital (Donnatal) 1
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1 patient evaluation for Alosetron

Apr 30, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bowel irritability)
  • Side effects
    Mild (constipation)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: First, I hate taking pills, but I hate the effects of IBS far more. This medication has allowed me to live a much more normal life. Without it, many, many times I would not be able to even go outside because of diarhea. I have had to cancel doctor visits and other important activities just because I didn't dare leave my home. The unexpected benefit is that it helps me feel more secure because I don't have to dash to the nearest restroom. Only those of us who suffer from the pain and unpredictablility of this disease can really understand how important this medicine is.
Side effects: constipation

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