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Alvimopan (Entereg) for the Management of Postoperative Ileus in Patients Undergoing Bowel Resection

Michael Kraft, PharmD, BCNSP; Robert MacLaren, PharmD; Wei Du, PhD; and Gay Owens, PharmD
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Postoperative ileus is common after surgery, especially abdominal procedures. In clinical studies, alvimopan appeared to speed up gastrointestinal tract recovery, was associated with fewer adverse effects, and led to shorter hospital stays.