Amitiza is used to treat chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC), (long-term constipation with an unknown cause), in adults, 18 years and older. Chronic idiopathic constipation has an unknown cause and is not due to diet, other diseases, or drugs. Amitiza is a drug that increases the secretion of fluids into the bowels. By increasing intestinal fluid secretion, Amitiza softens the stool, eases the passage of stool, reduces straining, and increases the number of bowel movements. This medication may improve symptoms such as bloating and abdominal discomfort, improve stool texture, lessen the need to strain, and decrease the feeling of not completely relieving oneself. Take one capsule twice daily with food and water. Swallow capsules whole; do not break apart or chew. Your healthcare professional may lower the dose if you have liver problems.
Canadian Pharmacy King currently offers the brand Amitiza capsules from United States manufactured by Takeda in the strength of 24 mcg capsules. We also offer Generic Amitiza (Lubiprostone) 24 mcg soft gelatin capsules also called Lubowel from India manufactured by Sun Pharma.
The common side effects of Amitiza may include nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain/discomfort, dry mouth, gas, headache, dizziness, difficulty breathing (dyspnea), flushing, palpitations (irregular heartbeat), and sweating. Contact your doctor right away if you have any of the following symptoms:
• Mental/mood changes;
• Severe diarrhea or vomiting;
• Swelling of arms/legs
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
Do not use Amitiza if: you have known or suspected mechanical bowel obstruction (e.g., partial or complete blockage of the bowel caused by disease, inflammation, twisted tissue, foreign bodies or other cause), you are allergic to lubiprostone or to any ingredient of the capsule. Amitiza is not recommended during pregnancy and breast feeding. Women of child-bearing potential should use contraception. Talk to your healthcare professional before you take Amitiza. Talk about any health conditions or problems you may have, including if you: have liver problems, are pregnant or breast feeding. Talk to your healthcare professional if the following occurs while taking Amitiza: you develop severe or persistent diarrhea, you develop persistent nausea. Taking Amitiza with food and water may help reduce the nausea. Tell your healthcare professional about all the medicines you take, including any drugs, vitamins, minerals, natural supplements or alternative medicines. No drug interaction studies have been done with Amitiza and no interactions are expected with this product.
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The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
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