Amitiza (Lubiprostone) has a molecular Formula of C22H32F2O5 and has a molecular weight of 390.46. This drug is used to treat Chronic Constipation of an unknown cause and Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Women who already have a medical condition of constipation.
Do not attempt any self-medication with Amitiza (Lubiprostone). Only a qualified Doctor or Physician will be able to prescribe it to you. You must inform the Doctor if you have certain already existent medical conditions, especially Diarrhea, Mechanical bowel obstruction, etc.
Before taking Amitiza (Lubiprostone), inform your Doctor if you have any allergies. You may be allergic to this drug or any of its ingredients. Talk to your Doctor regarding allergic reactions.
You need to follow all instructions of your Doctor regarding food, beverages or activity while you are under treatment of Amitiza (Lubiprostone). It may make you dizzy, so kindly do not drive, operate or use any machinery, or perform any activity that requires you to be mentally alert. Other drugs may affect Lubiprostone. So if you take Vitamin pills, over-the-counter drugs, minerals, herbal products etc, please inform your Doctor about it in detail.
Amitiza (Lubiprostone) is available in the form of a soft, oval, printed gelatin capsule in the dosage of 8mcg or 24mcg of Lubiprostone. This medication should be taken only in the prescribed amount given by the Doctor. Do not prolong its use or increase the dosage without consulting your Doctor.
Amitiza (Lubiprostone) is rated as Pregnancy Category C drug by the FDA and its safety has not been evaluated in Humans. It is a must to have a negative pregnancy test result before you take this medication and women should also be able to comply with contraceptive measures to avoid pregnancy.
Many drugs pass in human milk and pose a threat to nursing babies. It is not known if Amitiza (Lubiprostone) is excreted in human milk. Please inform your doctor, if you are breast-feeding the baby.
Amitiza (Lubiprostone) is not for Pediatric use which means it should NOT be given to a child.
You may experience some side effects during treatment of Amitiza (Lubiprostone) like Nausea, diarrhea, gas, vomiting, dry mouth, runny nose, cough, fever, headache, dizziness, joint/back pain, or trouble sleeping may occur. Notify your Doctor or Physician if you have any of these effects.
Amitiza (Lubiprostone) may cause trouble breathing and chest tightness within 30 minutes to 60 minutes. Do not worry, as this is usually not serious and is likely to go away within 3 hours. This may happen again with the next dose. But, if you feel this reaction is severe or bothersome, please seek medical attention right away. A Pharmacist may be able to give you more information on Amitiza (Lubiprostone).