Viberzi

(eluxadoline)

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Treats bowel inflammation.

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Viberzi (eluxadoline) reduces abdominal pain and diarrhea associated with irritable bowl syndrome (IBS) but, if you stop taking Viberzi (eluxadoline) these symptoms may return.

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Quick facts about Viberzi
  • Drug class: gastrointestinal
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Upsides

  • Viberzi (eluxadoline) has been shown to reduce abdominal pain and to make stools less loose and watery.
  • By taking Viberzi (eluxadoline) as prescribed, you can stop your diarrhea and abdominal pain before it even starts.
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Downsides

  • Viberzi (eluxadoline) needs to be taken twice daily.
  • You must refrain from drinking alcohol while on Viberzi (eluxadoline).
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How it works

Viberzi (eluxadoline) works by making the nerves in your intestine less sensitive and slowing the movement of food through the colon.

Quick facts about Viberzi
  • Drug class: gastrointestinal
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

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What to expect when you take Viberzi (eluxadoline) for Irritable bowel syndrome

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  • Possible side effects
  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Dizziness
  • Flatulence
  • Rash
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Side effect rates for Viberzi (eluxadoline)

From 1782 clinical trials of Viberzi when taken for irritable bowel syndrome (75mg twice daily)
  • Nausea
    8%8%
    5%5%
  • Constipation
    7%7%
    2%2%
  • Abdominal pain
    6%6%
    4%4%
  • Vomiting
    4%4%
    1%1%
  • Common cold
    4%4%
    3%3%
  • Upper Respiratory Tract Infection
    3%3%
    4%4%
  • Abdominal Distention
    3%3%
    2%2%
  • Bronchitis
    3%3%
    2%2%
  • Dizziness
    3%3%
    2%2%
  • Flatulence
    3%3%
    2%2%
  • Rash
    3%3%
    2%2%
  • Fatigue
    3%3%
    2%2%
  • Stomach flu
    3%3%
    2%2%
  • Elevated liver function test
    2%2%
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Risks and Warnings for Viberzi (eluxadoline)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • People who do not have a gallbladder

    Viberzi (eluxadoline) may cause pancreatitis, including serious cases (some fatal) requiring hospitalization. Pancreatitis usually happens within the first week of treatment with Viberzi (eluxadoline), but can happen after 1 to 2 doses. Your risk of getting pancreatitis is increased if you drink more than 3 alcoholic drinks a day. Limit your use of alcoholici drinks while you are taking Viberzi (eluxadoline).

Common concerns from people taking Viberzi (eluxadoline)

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Interactions
  • Viberzi (eluxadoline) can interact with several medications. Be sure to let your doctor or pharmacist know all the drugs you are taking along with Viberzi (eluxadoline).
Alcohol
  • Limit yourself to no more than 3 alcoholic drinks a day when taking Viberzi (eluxadoline).
  • You must refrain from drinking alcohol while on Viberzi (eluxadoline).
Food
  • Take Viberzi (eluxadoline) twice daily with food.
Pain
  • Viberzi (eluxadoline) has been shown to reduce abdominal pain and to make stools less loose and watery.