Be Aware Pancreatitis Is Possible Even After 1-2 Doses of Eluxadoline
You'll hear new warnings to avoid eluxadoline (Viberzi) in patients who don't have a gallbladder.
This is due to an increased risk of serious pancreatitis that can result in hospitalization or death in these patients.
You've likely seen ads promoting eluxadoline for irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea. It's an opioid agonist that works primarily in the gut at usual doses...similar to loperamide (Imodium A-D, etc).