Amitiza (Lubiprostone) for IBS | myIBSteam

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Amitiza is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) treat chronic constipation in women 18 and older who have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Amitiza is also known by its drug name, Lubiprostone.

Amitiza is a laxative. It is believed that Amitiza works by increasing secretions in the gastrointestinal tract.

How do I take it?
Amitiza is generally taken twice daily.

Amitiza comes in the form of capsules.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Amitiza lists common side effects including nausea, diarrhea, and abdominal pain.

Rare but serious side effects listed for Amitiza include labored breathing.

For more details about this treatment, visit:
Amitiza – Sucampo

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