What is Amitiza
Amitiza (lubiprostone) is a chloride channel activator which is used for the treatment of chronic idiopathic constipation and irritable bowel syndrome with constipation. It is a prescription medication that is available as an oral tablet.
Benefits of Amitiza
and Its Uses.
Amitiza (lubiprostone) is a prescription medication used to treat constipation caused by certain medical conditions in adults. Lubiprostone is a chloride channel activator that increases fluid secretion in the intestine, which helps to move stool through the intestine. Amitiza is available as a tablet and capsule.
Constipation is a common problem that can be caused by a variety of factors, including diet, medications, and medical conditions. When stool moves slowly through the intestine, the rectum and anus can become irritated, leading to symptoms such as pain, bloating, and constipation. Lubiprostone works by increasing the secretion of fluids into the intestine, which helps to move stool through the intestine and may help to relieve symptoms of constipation.
Amitiza is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of chronic constipation in adults. Lubiprostone is also approved by the FDA for the treatment of irritable bowel
Side Effects and Dosage of Amitiza
Amitiza (lubiprostone) is a chloride channel activator that is used for the treatment of chronic constipation and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) with constipation. Amitiza is available as an oral tablet.
The recommended dosage of Amitiza is 8 mcg twice daily for women and 24 mcg twice daily for men.
Common side effects of Amitiza include nausea, diarrhea, and abdominal pain.
Amitiza should not be used in patients with severe constipation or bowel obstruction.
Amitiza should be used with caution in patients with a history of seizures or with conditions that could predispose them to seizures.
Amitiza should not be used in patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding.