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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 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 ...

Amitiza - How long does it take to work?

Posted 23 Apr 2017 by lukesmommy1121 0 answers

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?

Amitiza and coccyx pain?

Posted 14 days ago by Aimee1973 0 answers

Hello, has anyone noticed haveing pain near or on the top of the tailbone after taking amitiza? I have the most severe pain around the coccyx bone. I have to take a otc pain meds to get relief, every time I take one. I have been taking amitiza for about a month, and can deal with other side effects ...

Has anyone successfully gotten an Amitiza Savings Card through amitiza.com/savings?

Posted 18 days ago by ordinarysoul 0 answers

I filled out the form on the web page. It gave me an ID number, but when I tried registering it online, it was not recognized. The monthly cost is $126 with my insurance. An Amitiza sponsored card would be nice

HSS constipation continued with Amitiza?

Posted 2 May 2017 by Betty59 0 answers

I began taking Amitiza at the suggestion if my PCP. I've always had the constipation/diarrhea cycle for as long as I can remember; I've become so immune to not having BM's that I went 10+ days without BM. I've taken Miralax on a regular basis but it took 2 doses of magnesium ...

Using Linzess on a single day while on an Amitiza cycle?

Posted 24 Apr 2017 by oswaldjude 0 answers

Hello, is it okay to switch randomly to Linzess on certain days when on a Amitiza cycle? I have stock of Linzess that no longer works, so I was prescribed Amitiza. (It does work sometimes). On days that I feel Linzess will work, and I am overhydrated and won't be in any hurry next morning, ...

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 - Body odor and vaginal infections?

Posted 23 Jan 2017 by JavaJo 1 answer

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

What other drugs impact Amitiza?

Posted 27 Dec 2016 by ClaudyB 1 answer

I am on Synthroid and amlodipine. I take Amitiza right after breakfast and at bedtime. I have had accidents thinking it was just the gas I get with Amitiza. I read in a few comments that Synthroid or high blood pressure medicines cause problems with taking Amitiza. Is this true?

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??

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

Posted 6 Oct 2016 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!

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