Average Rating: 2.5 (7 Ratings)

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 1  Opioid constipation Server stomach cramps (felt like I was in labor but worse) vomiting, diarrhea, felt as if I was going to pass out, sweating so bad it was dripping from all parts of my body, chill bumps and Stomach acid coming out both of ends to the point to dehydration. Had to call ambulance bc I couldn't drive to the hospital. I was so dehydrated they poked me many times trying to get a vain to give me fluids. Never again will I take it! F 31 1 days
25 1X D
 5  To relieve constipation. Just some cramping and being gassy. Been a life saver, I have a stage 4 wound on my sacrum and it's extremely painful. I'm prescribed Oxycodone for pain I'm supposed to take every 4-6 hours but do to extreme constipation I was avoiding the pain medication every other day so I could have a bowl movement. This was causing problems with home health coming to change My wound dressings because I wasn't medicated getting through the dressing changes and measurements was a nightmare for both me and my home health aid. Now that I'm taking the movantik I'm able to probably medicate the pain I have associated with my wound and it makes everything so much better. M 38 0 months
25mg 1X D
 1  Opioid induced constipation Within 20 minutes of taking it the severe stomach cramps started along with profuse sweating nausea I started having shortness of breath and thought I was going to pass out. I am still having cramps an hour later and have not had a BM. I WILL NEVER TAKE THIS MEDICATION AGAIN! It may work for some people but not for me I wish I hadn't even tried it. I would rather be constipated! F 58 1 days
25 1X D
 4  Chronic Constipation Gas, stomach cramping, body aches I have been taking pain medication and muscle relaxers for 33 years now because of muscle and nerve damage from an electrical shock injury. I've also developed fibromyalgia and I am in constant total body pain, but I've learned to deal with it. I always try to manage my pain with the least dose possible of my medication to avoid the possible,vfuther complicating, side effects, but constipation can't be avoided. I had heard about Movantik but didn't want to add yet another pill to my arsenal of medicines, but 6 months ago my Doctor recommended I at least try it. I'm glad I did. The ups and downs of trying to control constipation with laxatives and stool softeners takes it's toll on a person, and now, I don't have to wonder if I'm going to have any relief. Yes, I have side effects, the body cramping is the worst, but having read that Movantik blocks the relief I receive from my medication's, I've found that If I take my pain medication and muscle relaxer at least an 45 minutes to an hour before taking the Movantik it's not as bad. I'm not a big person and I don't have a very good appetite so taking it daily gives me bad diarrhea and dehydration, which can cause bad headaches, so I decided it would be best to take it every other day and drink Gatorade. I don't go far from the bathroom, some days it works in 15 minutes, other days it can take 2 hours or longer to complete it's course. I'm prescribed 25mg... and after setting here and typing this I've real F 68 6 months
 1  For OIC Severe abdominal cramping, body shaking chills, profuse sweating, constant headaches, shortness of breath, increasing fibromyalgia flareups (the worst being in my legs and lower back), and nausea. Tonight I could hardly tolerate the horrific pains in my legs and feet. Finally used some Diclofenac cream and that helped; just applied a second dose 4 hrs later. Hoping I can get some sleep (itís 12:30 a.m.) now. Wonít be taking any more of the Movantik. I originally went in to a GI Clinic for a simple hemorrhoid banding. The doctor decided to have me try a relatively new medication for constipationójust a pill a day. However she did NOT tell me that the pill was an opioid antagonist, designed to block the effects of oneís opioids for pain, while increasing your bowel moving abilities. It actually throws you into opioid withdrawals! No wonder I was sweating like a stuck pig, and having severe aching and all over body chills, along with nausea and heat intolerance (suddenly couldnít bear my all-time buddy, My Heating Padónot even on 1!). It also made my already severe fibromyalgia to flare up. Iím extremely upset that my doctor didnít explain what this pill was for, and the possible side effects. It was a new clinic and new doctor doing the banding; next time, Iím going to a GI doc in my University Network where all my records are. A little further drive, but my health is worth it. F 72 10 days
Low dose
 1  Constipation due to narcotics Causes symptoms of narcotic withdrawal. Lots of stomach pain F 55 2 months
 5  Opioid and post surgery blockage The first dose gave me the chills and much gas. the biggest side effects are the gassiness before evacuating. This medicine has been a great relief. I have been on opioids for severe chronic pain from accident and many surgeries. I had my BM well under control for many years. After having a hip replacement I literally was taking 15-20 mins of true struggling pain to have a BM. This medicine is easy on me and I DO NOT have to hang around a toilet. This medicine has not made me crap myself or rush for toilet. M 60 15 days
25mg 1X D

MOVANTIK  (NALOXEGOL OXALATE):  This medication is used to treat constipation caused by narcotic (opiate-type) medications in people with ongoing pain that is not caused by cancer. It blocks the effect of narcotics on the gut without blocking the effect on pain. Naloxegol belongs to a class of drugs known as narcotic antagonists.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)