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How does amitiza work?

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Drug Class: IBS Agent – Gastrointestinal Chloride Channel Activator Agents · Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Agents

Availability: Prescription Required

Pregnancy: Consult a doctor before using

Lactation: Consult a doctor before using

May Treat: · ·

Drug Class: IBS Agent – Gastrointestinal Chloride Channel Activator Agents · Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Agents

Availability: Prescription Required

Pregnancy: Consult a doctor before using

Lactation: Consult a doctor before using

Alcohol: Limit intake while taking this medication

Driving: May cause drowsiness or dizziness. Use caution

Manufacturer: TAKEDA PHARMACE

PrecautionsPrecautions

  • Take with food
  • Swallow whole with 8 oz. of fluid.
  • May cause nausea or diarrhea. Report if severe
  • Take with food
  • Swallow whole with 8 oz. of fluid.
  • May cause nausea or diarrhea. Report if severe
  • Get emergency help if breathing trouble occurs
  • Tell doctor your complete medical history
  • Tell doctor if not able to pass stool at all.
  • May cause low blood pressure
  • Call doctor if you are not getting better

What are side effects of Amitiza?Any warnings while using Amitiza?Is Amitiza contraindicated for any condition?How to use Amitiza?What if you missed a dose of Amitiza?What if you overdose on Amitiza?

For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice.

Reviewed by a panel of doctors. Source: First Databank

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  • People also askHow long before Amitiza begins to work?How long before Amitiza begins to work?Dr. Ramon Colina answered 31 years experience Gastroenterology IBS: You should feel better on amitiza (lubiprostone). On average it will take about 2 weeks to see full response.

    Precautions

    • Take with food
    • Swallow whole with 8 oz. of fluid.
    • May cause nausea or diarrhea. Report if severe
    • Take with food
    • Swallow whole with 8 oz. of fluid.
    • May cause nausea or diarrhea. Report if severe
    • Get emergency help if breathing trouble occurs
    • Tell doctor your complete medical history
    • Tell doctor if not able to pass stool at all.
    • May cause low blood pressure
    • Call doctor if you are not getting better

    What are side effects of Amitiza?Any warnings while using Amitiza?Is Amitiza contraindicated for any condition?How to use Amitiza?What if you missed a dose of Amitiza?What if you overdose on Amitiza?

    For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice.

    Reviewed by a panel of doctors. Source: First Databank

    Was this helpful?How long before Amitiza begins to work? Dr. Ramon Colina answered 31 years experience Gastroenterology IBS: You should feel better on amitiza (lubiprostone). On average it will take about 2 weeks to see full response.

    What is Amitiza prescribed for? Amitiza is used to treat chronic chronic constipation, or constipation caused by opioid (narcotic) pain medicine.

    When to take Amitiza? Additional information to keep in mind when taking AMITIZA: The capsule should be taken once in the morning and once in the evening or daily as prescribed by your healthcare professional (HCP). If you have severe diarrhea, stop taking AMITIZA and tell your doctor.

    How can Amitiza help? AMITIZA works locally in the intestines to activate these chloride channels, which helps: Pass stool by increasing fluid in the bowels Address the constipating effects of certain opioids Improve the function of the protective (mucosa) layer in the intestinal lining

    How long does Amitiza take to work?

    How long does Amitiza take to work? Studies have shown that Amitiza works quickly to relieve constipation. In one study for chronic idiopathic constipation, as many as 62.9 percent of people who took the drug had a bowel movement within the first 24 hours.

    When to take Amitiza? Additional information to keep in mind when taking AMITIZA: The capsule should be taken once in the morning and once in the evening or daily as prescribed by your healthcare professional (HCP). If you have severe diarrhea, stop taking AMITIZA and tell your doctor.

    How soon does Amitiza work? Lubiprostone is usually not available or absorbed systemically very well, and tends to work locally in the bowel instead. This suggests that Amitiza should work soon after ingestion, and studies have shown its peak levels are about 1 hour after administration of the dose.