Amitiza Lubiprostone and/or alternatives

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Amitiza 8mcg

Manufacturer: Takeda Pharmaceuticals Source Country : United States

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Lubiprostone 24mcg

Generic Alternative to Amitiza 24mcg
Marketed as Lubowel in India Manufacturer: Sun Pharma Source Country : India
Shipped from : India

Lubiprostone 8mcg

Generic Alternative to Amitiza 8mcg
Marketed as Lubowel in India Manufacturer: Sun Pharma Source Country : India
Shipped from : India

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Description of Amitiza

Amitiza is primarily prescribed to treat the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). This drug is also used to relieve chronic constipation caused due to other reasons in adults. The active ingredient, lubiprostone, is a laxative (chloride channel activator) and it acts by inducing fluid secretion in the intestines which allow the stools to be egested at ease.

Lubiprostone, as Amitiza is generically called, contains the following inactive ingredients in its composition: gelatin, medium-chain triglycerides, sorbitol and purified water. Amitiza is available as pink capsules containing 8mcg of lubiprostone and as orange capsules containing 24mcg of the active ingredient.

Indications & Dosage of Amitiza

Women above the age of 18 can buy Amitiza if they are suffering from IBS. The recommended dosage of Amitizia for such patients is 8mcg capsules two times a day.

For adults with chronic constipation, 24mcg capsules of Amitiza can be taken twice daily.

Amitiza should be consumed along with food and water, preferably at the same time each day. The doctor may decide to alter the dosage of Amitiza in certain individuals in accordance with their medical history and general health. The capsules should be stored in their original containers at room temperature.

Side effects & Interactions of Amitiza

Amitiza, like all other drugs, has its share of side effects. The mild effects wear off within a short span of time and do not require special medical attention. However, in case any of them worsen or persist, immediate medical aid should be sought. A few of the minor side effects of Amitiza are listed below:

  • Stomach problems like gas, bloating, abdominal pain;
  • Headache, mild nausea, dizziness;
  • Loss of appetite, vomiting;
  • Cold, chills, or body ache, especially in the joints and muscles;
  • Sleeping trouble

Some of the serious side effects of Amitiza are:

  • Depression;
  • Abrupt and frequent mood/behavioral changes;
  • Swelling of the limbs;
  • Severe diarrhea;
  • Allergic reactions like hives, angioedema, breathing difficulties, etc.;
  • Tightening of chest muscles

The above lists are not inclusive in nature. There may be other side effects. In case any of the side effects become bothersome, notify the doctor. Amitiza may interact with other drugs, so inform your doctor about the other medications you take, including prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Also do not alter your Amitiza dosage with prior medical consultation.

Warnings & Precautions of Amitiza

Before patients buy Amitiza, it is necessary for them to be aware of the contraindications, side effects, and the interactions of this drug to avoid adversities. Discussing the medical history and current medications with the doctor before using Amitiza is advised.

Amitiza should be avoided by patients who have mechanical gastrointestinal blockage or obstruction. Those who are allergic to any of the constituents of Amitiza or have a history of extreme diarrhea should consult their doctor before using this medicine.

Amitiza is a pregnancy category C drug, which means that adequate information about its safety during pregnancy is not available. Therefore, women who are planning a pregnancy or are expecting a child should preferably avoid this drug, or take it only after proper discussion with the doctor.

Lactating women should not use Amitiza without their doctor’s advice.

Amitizia should not be crushed or chewed, and having it without food may lead to vomiting and nausea.

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