Instruct patient to take eluxadoline as directed. If a dose is missed, omit and take next dose as scheduled; do not double doses.
Advise patient that eluxadoline is a drug with known abuse potential. Protect it from theft, and never give to anyone other than the individual for whom it was prescribed.
Advise patient to stop eluxadoline and notify health care professional if abdominal pain (acute epigastric or biliary [right upper quadrant] pain), may radiate to back or shoulder with or without nausea and vomiting) occur.
Caution patient to avoid more that 3 alcoholic drinks/day.
Advise patient to notify health care professional of all Rx or OTC medications, vitamins, or herbal products being taken and consult health care professional before taking any new medications, especially other medications causing constipation.
Advise female patient to notify health care professional of pregnancy is planned or suspected or if breastfeeding.
Reduction of abdominal pain/diarrhea in patients with irritable bowel syndrome.
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