I once took Movantik back in April, for one month, my first ever dose and had a BM, then took one a day unless I got diarrhea then I'd skip a day, but little to no side effects, so insurance sends me a letter saying no more Movantik it's not on the formulary list, so I had to switch to Relistor, Liness and tried Amitiza but nothing worked. I filed an appeal 3 times, and got the Movantik as an exception drug, 5 days taking it and now its not working, NO BM not any signs of having to go. Just some gas and feeling bloated. So last night I take 3 Exlax before bed and again NOTHING, I'm so tired of not going, I just want to go poo like normal people, but I can not go, so does anyone know if I can still take the laxatives at night then a Movantik in the morning? I'm scared of over loading my system on laxatives and Movantik..but after days of not going I am getting desperate, what should I do?
I also take Movantik for OIC. It is really not a Laxative per se, but to stop the opioids from paralyzing the Sphincter muscle, so you will be able to push the stool out. Usually a stimulant Laxative is prescribed, along with Movantik to "push" the stool out. With OIC, only stimulant laxatives will work. Stool softeners will not, Fiber Laxatives won't, and may make the problem worse. The best bet is to always supplement the Movantik with a laxative, since Movantik is not really a "laxative". Hope this helps.
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