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What is the difference between amitiza (lubiprostone) and lizness? Preference?

What is the difference between amitiza (lubiprostone) and lizness? Preference?

Amitiza (lubiprostone) vs Linzess: Both r used for irs w/constipation ; for chronic constipation of unknown cause. Price may be a factor as may ins co's formulary. Dose of Amitiza (lubiprostone) may need adjustment in presence of liver disease. Given these factors, it is prescribing doc's preference. ...Read more

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When is the onset of action and peak action of the drug, amitiza (lubiprostone)? For once daily dosing, what time of day should it be taken?

When is the onset of action and peak action of the drug, amitiza (lubiprostone)? For once daily dosing, what time of day should it be taken?

A couple of hours: Amitiza (lubiprostone) can help one have a bowel movement in a couple of hours. It can be taken at anytime, but probably works better if taken with a meal that includes water or beverages. That means one should not take Amitiza (lubiprostone) without knowing where the nearest bathroom is (for 1-4 hours after taking the medicine). ...Read more

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Why is amitiza (lubiprostone) described in the literature as being "for women"?

Why is amitiza (lubiprostone) described in the literature as being "for women"?

Testing: It has been tested and determined to be safe in men and women for "chronic iatrogenic constipation". It is approved for women with irritable bowel but there hasn't been enough testing in men to get the approval or show it is beneficial. ...Read more

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Will taking amitiza (lubiprostone) cause body aches?

Will taking amitiza (lubiprostone) cause body aches?

Not common...: ...but I have seen that complaint in some of my patients. Only way to tell is to stop the Amitiza (lubiprostone) & see if those aches go away. ...Read more

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Can amitiza (lubiprostone) cause tachycardia?

Can amitiza (lubiprostone) cause tachycardia?

possibly: Amitiza (lubiprostone) has active ingredients of Lubiprostone commonly reported side effects of Amitiza (lubiprostone) include breathing difficulty, nausea, chest pain, pain, constipation. Tachycardia tachycardia has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, schizophrenia, pain, and osteoporosis who use this drug. Advise your physician of any adverse reactions. ...Read more

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Which is better for gastroparesis amitiza (lubiprostone) or linzess?

Which is better for gastroparesis amitiza (lubiprostone) or linzess?

Gastroparesis: Have you already been diagnosed with gastroparesis? Documentation of delayed emptying of gastric contents is required before treatment. All patients with symptoms of gastroparesis which include nausea, vomiting, early satiety &fullness/bloating need to be screened for diabetes mellitus,hypothyroidism, neurological disease, autoimmune disease, past surgery. Please see your MD for a full exam. ...Read more

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Why shouldn't you take amitiza (lubiprostone) with a bowel obstruction?

Why shouldn't you take amitiza (lubiprostone) with a bowel obstruction?

AmitizaTab: This drug is for the treatment chronic idiopathic constipation. If you have a bowel obstruction this has to be removed to allow your stool to go through the colon. If the obstruction is due only from stool compaction then the best way to clear the bowel is.by means of an enema or a suppository. If constipation persists then AmitizaTab may be of value but you should see your doctor to make that dec ...Read more