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Amitiza - How long does it take to work? Is it better to take after dinner?

Posted 25 Jun 2014 by Phillyone 1 answer

I was just given a 4 day sample today. I have IBS and dealing with chronic constipation. My doctor said to try this and if it works she will call in an prescription for me. But I wanted to know if I take now in the evening since I just ate if I would be ok to work in the morning...

Amitiza - Why won't it work?? Seems like for a 40$ copay, it should take less than 4 caps to do the?

Posted 19 days ago by meonlax 0 answers

... trick! I started on the samples yesterday and have taken as directed-4 as of tonight, My insurance will cover this for a $40 co-pay! If this doesn't work any better than this, I'll go back to the dollar store stuff which works well for 3bucks!

Amitiza not really working - any advice or suggestions?

Posted 6 May 2014 by lhoover1985 6 answers

I am a 28 year old female who prior to about 1 1/2 years ago, had absolutely no medical issues, let alone GI issues, to speak of. I'll also say there are no GI issues in my family history, with the exception of my brother who developed ulcerative colitis around the same time I started having ...

Is it possible for amitiza to cause weight gain?

Posted 27 Jun 2016 by annanoeld 1 answer

Hello- for the past 3 months I have been taking amitiza for my ibs in combination with dulcolax. After months of not seeing results from other medications, this actually worked! I am no longer chronically constipated, and my doctors are considering dropping the dosage given my progress. HOWEVER in ...

Problems with Fecal Impaction?

Posted 25 Jul 2016 by Kingbuba 4 answers

I was given some amitiza samples to try for opioid induced constipation. In four days I was impacted. It is terrible. I have gone back to miralax and stool softeners every day. It works, but at 3-6 days I have a huge cramping BM. Anyone else with OIC have anything that REALLY helps??

I take amitza 24 mcg twice a day. It will work but I need to supplement with a laxative?

Posted 16 Jun 2016 by Misha6 0 answers

Amitiza will sit in my bowel and I have to strain to get it moving. Lots of gas first. Right now I take two pink ducolax to move stool out without straining every third or fourth day but I can end up with loose stools and diarrhea. I do eat fruit and vegetables and walk alot. Maybe I should be ...

Can you absorb amitiza after having gastric bypass surgery?

Posted 30 May 2016 by tbutler 0 answers

I suffer from chronic constipation and Linzess seems too strong for my system.

Amitiza - have been taking 24mcg twice for four days without any bowel movement. Is this normal?

Posted 11 Nov 2015 by malmed02 1 answer

Have had lifelong constipation problems. In 2011 suffered neck injury that left me with cord compression syndrome and worse constipation problems. Was taking stool softeners regularly and mag citrate occasionally. Usually had BM every 2 weeks, sometimes more frequently and at times 3-4 weeks. Take ...

How does Linzess compare to Amitiza?

Posted 7 Dec 2015 by WendyKrzyz 1 answer

I have been on 24 mcg of Amitiza daily for several years. Now my health insurance has taken Amitiza off their preferred list. They suggest Linzess. I need a comparison before I switch medications. I am lactose intolerant and have chronic constipation due to my milk insensitivity.

Amitiza - I have IBS with constipation. GI doctor gave me samples of 145 mcg linzess twice a day?

Posted 16 Nov 2015 by Misha6 1 answer

had painful abdominal pain and diarrhea every time I took it. Went back to doctor and got samples of 8 mcg of amitiza twice a day. Started amtiza three days ago but no bowel movement yet. Wondering if I should give myself a fleet saline enema to get things moving. Any advice would be appreciated.

I was taking 2 24 mCgs Bid and it works great for 17 days and now it has stopped working I was?

Posted 30 Dec 2015 by giggles-johnson 0 answers

... wondering if I could take three 24 mcgs per day and maybe take them all at one time at bedtime see if that would work

Amitiza - Do you absolutely have to eat to take this medication?

Posted 5 Oct 2015 by TamySherelle 2 answers

I'll spare all the years I have had not having a BM and get to the point. I was prescribed this medication last week and I will say after the first day(2doses) I had major productivity ( I wanted to cry). But for me eating and taking this is a chore! most morning I eat a banana and coffee, BIG ...

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