Methylnaltrexone

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Methylnaltrexone (MNTX, brand name Relistor), used in form of methylnaltrexone bromide (INN, USAN, BAN), is a medication that acts as a peripherally acting μ-opioid receptor antagonist that acts to reverse some of the side effects of opioid drugs such as constipation without significantly affecting pain relief or precipitating withdrawals. Because MNTX is a quaternary ammonium cation, it cannot cross the blood–brain barrier, and so has antagonist effects throughout the body, counte...

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Relistor (methylnaltrexone bromide) Reviews
I would like some feedback on Relistor 150 mg. I've been prescribed 3 pills every morning for opioid-induced or seve... 1 reply