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This medication is used to treat severe cases of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in women who have diarrhea as a major symptom.
Alosetron is not effective in men with IBS.
This medication is not recommended for use in children because of the serious side effects that have been seen in adults.
How to Use This Medication
Read and complete the Patient-Physician Agreement form provided by your doctor. Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start using alosetron and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions regarding the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist. Your prescription must have a sticker affixed to it in order for your pharmacy to dispense you a supply of this medicine.
Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor. Do not begin this medication if you are currently constipated. Contact your doctor for further instructions.
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