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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?
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
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
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
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
Explanation of lax: colace (docusate sodium) is not a laxative, just a softener-acts a litle like adding slipperyness to stool so it comes out easy-no stimulants miralax is a lavage, so it just goes thru your pipes and takes everything with it. so it acts like a laxative but not by stimulation of the intestines amitiza (like Linzess) simply interferes with absorption of water from the colon, making the stools more moist ...Read more
Was put on amitiza (lubiprostone) for constipation/ibd how long before I should see improvement. Will i still have flares?
Yes: Having gall stones should not preclude your use of these medications, but note, you should get your gall stones treated so they do not cause serious issues in the future. Best wishes. ...Read more
My doctor gave me samples of amitiza (lubiprostone) 8mcg to try for constipation but didn't explain how to take. Once or twice daily?
Get appropriate dose: Doctors define constipation as stools less frequently than once every 3-4 days. Patients feel they are "constipated" when passing hard or small volume stool, or they feel full ; bloated. Had an x-ray to show you're not blocked? Do we know if your gut is sluggish or your rectum works correctly--these can be tested for. Call the prescribing doc for the correct starting dose appropriate to your case. ...Read more
Is amitiza (lubiprostone) a laxative and how does it affect sibo breath test if i take it a week before. Also how long does it take amitiza (lubiprostone) 8mcg to work?
Yes and no: Amitiza (lubiprostone) is a novel type of "laxative". Technically speaking, it is a locally acting chloride channel activator in the gut. It should not affect the breath test (which measures for bacterial overgrowth). It's onset of action can range from a few minutes to a few hours dependent upon your motility. ...Read more
Zelnorm: Zelnorm had some cardiac side effects.Get a more detailed answer ›
What happens when amitiza (lubiprostone) or linzess is used in patient with existing intestinal obstruction?
Should not be used: In a proven intestinal obstruction , which needs physician supervised care ( even surgery ) . Amitiza (lubiprostone) ( Lubiprostone ) irlinzess ( linaclotide ) are the medications for chronic constipation , due to drugs, ibs etc contraindicated in intestinal obstruction ...Read more
How often can I take a fleet enema? I have oic taking amitiza (lubiprostone) 24, tried linzess. Have used enemas weekly.
We should not have: Backwards . The first thing before taiking medications articularly chroically and in such manner, we need to make diagmosis . Once the diagosis is made most of the job is done. ...Read more
Upper abdominal pn, seeing tertiary GI in a few weeks. Gone on for many mths, would like all good suggestions. On Librax, & Amitiza (lubiprostone) & better w/ liq.
Exam: GI specialist, blood testing, upper endoscopy, abdominal ultrasound. You may have IBS, GERD, gallbladder/panreastic disease, gastritis, ulcer or pancreatic illness. Sorry, but this is the best information I can give: I would avoid aspirin, alcohool , Advil and Aleve (naproxen). You can try OTC Mylanta or Pepcid to reduce stomach acid until seen. Alcohol and NSAIDS/-avoid. ...Read more