2 The technology

2 The technology

Description of the technology

Eluxadoline (Truberzi, Allergan) is an opioid receptor agonist and delta-opioid receptor antagonist that binds to opioid receptors in the digestive system and slows down the movement of food through the gut.

Marketing authorisation

Eluxadoline is indicated in adults for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhoea.

Adverse reactions

The most common adverse reactions with eluxadoline are gastrointestinal, including nausea, constipation and abdominal pain. For full details of adverse reactions and contraindications, see the summary of product characteristics.

Recommended dose and schedule

100 mg twice daily given orally.

Price

The list price is £88.20 per pack of 56 tablets (company submission).

Costs may vary in different settings because of negotiated procurement discounts.

  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)