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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 not really working - any advice or suggestions?

Posted 6 May 2014 by lhoover1985 8 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 ...

Amitiza - How long does it take to work?

Posted 23 Apr 2017 by lukesmommy1121 1 answer

I have been taking Amitiza for 3 days and still no BM. I ended up having to get some magnesium citrate in order to get things moving, but even a day later, I am constipated again. How long does it take to work?

Is it possible for amitiza to cause weight gain?

Posted 27 Jun 2016 by annanoeld 5 answers

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 ...

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.

Problems with Fecal Impaction?

Posted 25 Jul 2016 by Kingbuba 5 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??

Generic Amitiza - Is there a generic form available?

Posted 31 Mar 2010 by PappyJoe 1 answer

My health insurance says this is not in their drug formulary and it is too expensive for me to pay out of pocket. Can you provide information on a generic or how I may acquire this without breaking my bank account???

Amitiza - Body odor and vaginal infections?

Posted 23 Jan 2017 by JavaJo 2 answers

Have any of you noticed a change in body odor since taking Amitiza? Really stinky BO or chronic vaginal bacterial infections?

Amitiza - Has anyone noticed there hair falling out?

Posted 14 May 2012 by jeannie a 4 answers

I have been on and off it for years and never put two and two together till recently when started taking it again and two weeks in my hair started falling out just like it did last time but still don't know if it is the amitiza. Has anyone noticed this?

Please help asap!What/How Should I discontinue? Amitiza causing the flu everyday?

Posted 18 Dec 2013 by tartan777 2 answers

How and/or where can any one relate? I was prescribed Amitiza 24mcg twice daily for Chronic Constipation. It does produce both soft and runny stools every day, which was not happening before the medicine without use of Senocot or Colace or MOM, gallon of water a day, daily exercise, healthy eating ...

I started taking Amitiza today 8mcg (lowest dose) feeling terrible nauseated right now!?

Posted 16 Aug 2018 by Ros 2 2 answers

Don't know if the nausea is from that Drug or my Fibro pain. Have 0 appetite & have to force myself to eat. Saw my Gastro doctor & he put on Amititza, I don't know why... my stomach is so upset and I have a lot of Gas. I'm not constipated & go to the bathroom quite a lot ...

Can Amitiza make you gain weight?

Posted 13 Aug 2010 by Lebos 2 answers

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?

I started amitiza about 1 week ago. 1 in the am and 2 with dinner. How long until it works?

Posted 11 Apr 2011 by cyndy-cyn 1 answer

Side effects: very bloated, gassy, extremely fatigued, headache and no bowel movement!!

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