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.
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I've heard that if you go on Amitiza you can gain weight from it like on SSRI's but that doesn't make sense to me. Is it true?
... someplace? This is for the 24 mg size.
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