Amitiza Approval History
FDA Approved: Yes (First approved January 31, 2006)
Brand name: Amitiza
Generic name: lubiprostone
Dosage form: Capsules
Company: Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Treatment for: Constipation, Chronic, Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Amitiza (lubiprostone) is a selective chloride channel activator for the treatment of chronic idiopathic constipation and opioid-induced constipation in adults, and irritable bowel syndrome with constipation in adult women.
Development History and FDA Approval Process for Amitiza
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