Relistor (REL-i-store) will offer a new option for treating constipation due to opioids

Relistor (REL-i-store) will offer a new option for treating constipation due to opioids.

Almost all patients on chronic opioids get constipation...due to decreased GI motility. Sometimes this is more uncomfortable than the pain that's being treated.

Relistor (methylnaltrexone) is an opioid antagonist like naltrexone. The methyl group keeps it from crossing into the CNS.

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