FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments: LOTRONEX

User Comments:


For Irritable Bowel Syndrome “I felt compelled to review this drug as it was responsible for changing my life! I couldn’t go anywhere, including getting to work every morning, without stopping for a bathroom and being utterly rung out by chronic IBS-D. I started this drug years ago and while I am not completely free of episodes, it has made my life normal again! I would say I am 95% in good digestive health. I tried many other drugs and also had my gall bladder removed ‘in search of’ the issue. This drug really works/helped me.”

ZuzuT January 1, 2018


For Diarrhea “I have tried everyting for my colitis but this is the only thing that has helped. I have to get a new Medicare insurance now and I can’t afford it after the first of the year.”

Susie Pooh (taken for less than 1 month) October 9, 2017


For Irritable Bowel Syndrome “Over 10 years ago I took Lotronex for severe IBS with diarrhea. That condition had crippled me so that I could not leave the house without taking an antidiarrheal and a motion sickness medication. That was to just get out the door. I had to know the location of every restroom in every store, on every road. You get the picture. I had no social life because I didn’t dare go anywhere with this condition. I had been reading about meds that might help with the IBS and had taken several at various times but they all made me sick. I did some research on Lotronex when it first came out and asked my PCP if he would prescribe it for me. The FIRST night I took it, 99% of my symptoms were gone. Within a week or two I finally felt normal and alive again”

Library wench (taken for 2 to 5 years) September 7, 2016


For Irritable Bowel Syndrome “Lotronex was the answer to helping my IBS and making it possible to have a life out of the bathroom! I do not understand why companies make a drug and then make it so expensive that very few can purchase it.”

IBSforever June 30, 2016


For Irritable Bowel Syndrome “I am 27 years old and have been suffering from IBS-D for years especially after I had my gallbladder removed 5 years ago. I had a colonoscopy/ endoscopy done and came back with normal results. My GI started me on chlordiazepoxide and that helped a little. Then he gave me xifaxan which made it even worse. He finally prescribed Lotronex and it was going to cost $700 for 30 days 1 mg 2x a day with the discount card. I asked to have it changed to 0.5 mg 1x a day to cut the cost. The pharm tech called the number on the back of the card and got a code to make it $5.00 for the generic!!!! I literally started crying. I have been on it for 8 days. I have a movement once a day compared to 8 times a day. ASK YOUR PHARMACY ABOUT THIS CODE!!!”

Tara Leigh February 18, 2016


For Irritable Bowel Syndrome “Lotronex has given me my life back. Before I could not leave my house, missed significant amounts of work, did not want to eat (lost a lot of weight), and became depressed. I took Imodium like it was candy. With my Dr. we tried many different medications and changes in diet, but nothing worked. Lotronex was the last option and it was the best decision I could have made. The benefits by far outweigh the risks of taking the medication. I have been taking it for years now and they just released a generic brand. It has worked so well for me that I could not be happier to be able to have my life back.”

Anonymous (taken for 10 years or more) October 22, 2015

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