in laymen terms .
5 Dec 2010
There is nothing similar to Amitiza available over the counter. The medicines for constipation over the counter are Dulcolax, ducosate (many different brands available), Senokot and a few more.
Amitiza contains lubiprostone, a chloride channel activator. It increases fluid secretion in your intestines which increases intestinal muscle movement and helps make it easier to pass stools (bowel movements).
Amitiza is used to treat chronic constipation in adults.
- Amitiza Information for Consumers
- Amitiza Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Amitiza (detailed)
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I have taken four doses over two days and wonder when I will begin to see some results.
1 answer • 18 Jul 2010
I take 24Mg caps twice per day and need to take 5 mg tabs once or twice per day of prednisone to control the itching that results from amitiza. The ...
2 answers • 31 Mar 2013
I am a little nervous taking this med. The only reason is because of the chest tighting. Is it bad chest the chest tightness or is it mild.
1 answer • 10 Jul 2014
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1 answer • 21 Jul 2014