Movantik (Naloxegol) from Maple Leaf Medications.

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Formulation : Tablet
Drug Name Dosage Quantity Price Buy Now
Movantik 25mg 30 $225.00 Add To Cart
Movantik 12.5mg 30 $220.00 Add To Cart
Movantik
Dosage: 25mg
Quantity: 30
Price: $225.00
Movantik
Dosage: 12.5mg
Quantity: 30
Price: $220.00

Description

What is Movantik used for? 

Movantik, with the generic name Naloxegol, is an oral medication used to treat opioid-induced constipation or OIC. This is mostly prescribed to adult patients with chronic non-cancer pain. It is classified as an opioid antagonist.

This is available on Movantik 25 mg and 12.5 mg tablets.

How does Movantik work? 

This antagonist of opioids primarily binds at the mu-opioid receptor. It acts as a peripherally-acting mu-receptor antagonist in tissues, including in the gastrointestinal tract. This action decreases the constipating effects of opioids.

How to take Movantik 

To start, read the medication information leaflet that comes with this prescription medication. Do not use this type of drug if you have not yet fully understood all the drug information and precautions written in the guide. If you have inquiries regarding this medicine or need additional medical advice, you should ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Take the tablet orally. This is usually prescribed once daily in the morning, on an empty stomach. You may take it one hour prior to your meal or two hours after eating. Swallow the tablet whole and drink a glass of water afterward.

Remember to use this medication exactly as prescribed. Do not alter your Movantik dosing or frequency as it is based on your overall medical condition and response to the medication. In addition, you must not stop using this drug abruptly unless advised.

Side Effects of Movantik 

-Stomach pain 

-Diarrhea 

-Gas 

-Headache 

-Nausea 

-Vomiting 

For the most part, the side effects caused by this prescription medication are mild and will go away after a few days. However, if the adverse reactions do not improve or become worse, you should hold this oral drug and talk to your doctor or any healthcare professional. You should also report severe side effects, including: 

-Sweating 

-Chills 

-Severe abdominal pain 

-Diarrhea 

-Anxiety 

-Irritability 

-Fever 

-Severe dizziness 

-Fainting 

This is not a full or complete list of Movantik side effects.

Precautions when using Movantik 

Before you begin using this oral prescription drug, you must disclose your full medical history to your physician, including stomach or intestinal blockage, stomach or intestinal ulcers and tumors, bowel disease, and kidney disease. Certain diseases or disorders may significantly affect how your body will respond to the medication. You must discuss all prescription and nonprescription drugs, supplements, and herbal products you are taking due to possible drug interactions.

Watch out for an allergic reaction while on this treatment. Avoid using this prescription drug if you have a known allergy to naloxegol or any inactive ingredients the oral tablet may contain. Discontinue the medication and alert your local medical emergency line once you experience signs of severe hypersensitivities, such as breathing difficulty, severe dizziness, swelling of the face and neck, hives/itchiness, and skin rashes.

Pregnant moms should avoid this medication as it can cause withdrawal effects to the pregnant woman and the unborn baby. Discuss all the possible risks with your doctor.

It is still unknown whether this medication could cause danger to breastfed infants. Thus, nursing moms should use this medication only if clearly needed.

How much does Movantik cost in Canada? 

This medication can be very expensive. Buying this medication from us can give you a significant discount. We offer affordable prices on all medications.

Check the full list of prices at the top of this page.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Is Movantik a laxative? 

This oral drug is not a laxative. This is classified as an opioid antagonist. It does not work on constipation that is not caused by opioids. This is only given to adult patients.

Can Movantik help with regular constipation? 

This type of medication will not work and should not be used for regular constipation. This is only indicated for constipation caused by opioid pain medications. It only targets opioid receptors in the GI tract.

How long does it take Movantik to produce a bowel movement? 

This opioid antagonist works quickly. Even so, it may take about six to twelve hours after it has been administered before it can produce a bowel movement.

What happens if you take Movantik with food? 

Taking this medication with food may increase its absorption into the bloodstream. This could increase the side effects and withdrawal symptoms. You may experience anxiety, insomnia, irritability, sweating, restlessness, and chills.

Can you take Movantik every day? 

You must consult your physician regarding how often this medication can be taken. This should only be administered once a day. Do not take the tablet more often than prescribed.

Is Movantik an OTC product? 

This product cannot be purchased without a prescription. You must talk to your doctor to acquire a valid prescription. 

  

 

 

Additional information

Drug Name:

Movantik

Scientific Name:

Naloxegol

Other Names:

Movantik

Strength(s):

12.5mg, 25mg

Quantities Available:

30

Formulation:

Tablet

Maple Leaf Medications has provided information from third parties intended to increase awareness and does not contain all the information about Movantik (Naloxegol). Talk to your doctor or a qualified medical practitioner for medical attention, advice, or if you have any concerns about Movantik (Naloxegol).