Oral capsule, liquid filled
LUBIPROSTONE (loo bi PROS tone) is a laxative. It is used to treat chronic constipation and constipation caused by opioids (certain prescription pain medicines). It is also used to treat adult women with irritable bowel syndrome who have constipation.
Amitiza may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions
Take this medicine by mouth with water. Take it as directed on the prescription label at the same time every day. Do not cut, crush or chew this medicine. Swallow the capsules whole. Take it with food. Keep taking it unless your health care provider tells you to stop.
Talk to your health care provider about the use of this medicine in children. It is not approved for use in children.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of Amitiza contact a poison control center or emergency room at once. NOTE: Amitiza is only for you. Do not share Amitiza with others.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
-allergic reactions (skin rash, itching or hives; swelling of the face, lips, or tongue)
-feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
-new or worsening stomach pain
-severe or prolonged diarrhea
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
This list may not describe all possible side effects for Amitiza. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.Source: FDA
-medicines that treat diarrhea
-other medicines for constipation
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
-history of blockage in your bowels
-history of stool (fecal) impaction
-an unusual or allergic reaction to lubiprostone, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
-pregnant or trying to get pregnant
Visit your health care provider for regular checks on your progress. Tell your health care provider if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.
Keep out of the reach of children and pets.
Store at 25 degrees C (77 degrees F). Protect from light. Avoid exposure to extreme heat/cold. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.