Active Ingredient History
Alvimopan (LY246736, ADL 8-2698, trade name Entereg) is a potent, peripherally selective mu-opioid receptor antagonist. Alvimopan was developed by Adolor Corporation (now Cubist Pharmaceuticals) and GlaxoSmithKline for the treatment of postoperative ileus. Postoperative ileus is the impairment of gastrointestinal motility after intra-abdominal surgery or other non-abdominal surgeries. This may potentially delay gastrointestinal recovery and hospital discharge until its resolution. Morphine and other mu-opioid receptor agonists are universally used for the treatment of acute postsurgical pain; however, they are known to have an inhibitory effect on gastrointestinal motility and may prolong the duration of postoperative ileus. Following oral administration, alvimopan antagonizes the peripheral effects of opioids on gastrointestinal motility and secretion by competitively binding to gastrointestinal tract mu-opioid receptors. NCATS
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