Movantik (Naloxegol Oxalate)

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Movantik 12.5mg

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Movantik (Naloxegol) Medication Information

Uses

Movantik is an opioid antagonist that is used to treat opioid induced constipation. 

Dosage

The tablets are available in several strengths:

  • 12.5 mg
  • 25 mg

Side Effects

The most common side effects of Movantik include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Flatulence
  • Vomiting
  • Headache 

Speak with your doctor for a full list of side effects that apply to you if you are taking Movantik.

Precautions

Movantik can cause gastrointestinal perforation, patients with severe, worsening, or constant stomach pain should be monitored, and Movantik should be discontinued.

There is a possibility of opioid withdrawal while using this medication, patients should be monitored for withdrawal symptoms. 

Interactions

The most common drug interactions with Movantik include:

  • Diltiazem
  • Verapamil
  • Clarithromycin
  • Rifampin
  • Phenytoin
  • Carbamazepine
  • Other opioid antagonist

Speak with your doctor for more information and before starting a new medication with Movantik. 

Storage

Store at room temperature (68-77ºF). 

Pharmacist Tips

  • Movantik should be taken on an empty stomach.
  • Tablets will need to be swallowed whole, you cannot crush or chew Movantik
  • Movantik should be stopped when the opioid medication is stopped. 

Naloxegol FAQs

What happens if I take Movantik with food?

If you take Movantik with food, you may be more likely to experience stomach upset with this medication.

 

How long until Movantik starts working?

In the clinical trials for Movantik, some patients saw it start working within 6 hours. 

 

Can you take Miralax with Movantik?

You should stop all other laxative medications before taking Movantik.

 

How often do you take Movantik?

It is recommended that Movantik be taken once a day, in the morning. 

Related Drugs

Reference:

Movantik {package insert}. Wilmington, DE: AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals; 2014.

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2014/204760s000lbl.pdf

PharmD Medical Writer

Author: Dr. Larisa Roybal, PharmD

Dr. Roybal is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist who has practiced in both ambulatory and acute care settings. Her pharmacy interests include oncology and general inpatient pharmacy.

The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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