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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?

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Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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