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Amitiza Lubiprostone Side Effects
Can a medicine that is supposed to increase water in the intestine cause joint and bone pain? Not listed as a side effect for amitiza (lubiprostone).
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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