What is Amitiza used for?
Amitiza is used to treat certain types of constipation. It is usually used to treat irritable bowel syndrome, constipation where the cause is unknown (idiopathic constipation), and opioid induced constipation. It treats the symptoms of constipation such as abdominal pain, and bloating. It also makes bowel movements easier and prevents you from feeling as if you still need to defecate.
What is the dosage of Amitiza?
Amitiza is taken orally, usually twice a day, unless otherwise instructed by your medical professional. It works better when ingested with food and water. The capsules are intended to be taken orally. Do not crush, chew or split them. If you are unable to swallow them, ask your doctor for advice on how to take your medicine.
Your dose is based on your medical condition and history of treatment. It works best when used consistently around the same time every day. If you miss a dose, you can take it when you remember. If it is almost time for your next one, you can skip the missed dose and continue with your schedule.
Your doctor will advise you if you are supposed to keep taking this. Do not stop treatment unless they instruct you to. Call your doctor if your abdominal discomfort does not improve or grows worse.
How Amitiza works?
It works by helping you produce more liquids. This makes the stool pass your body more easily.
What are the side effects of Amitiza?
This is not a complete list of potential side effects of Amitiza. You may experience side effects that are not listed here. Report side effects to your doctor or pharmacist. If you find them unmanageable, call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
By prescribing Amitiza, your doctor has determined that the benefits outweigh the potential adverse reactions. We also have a pharmacist that can provide counseling when you buy Amitiza online.
- passing gas
- severe, unusual tiredness or weakness
- loss of appetite
- muscle cramps
- full or bloated feeling or pressure in the stomach
- Excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
- loss of taste
- dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
- difficulty with swallowing
- loss of bowel control
- tightness in the chest
- bladder pain
- Blurred vision
- loss of interest or pleasure
- sore throat
- runny nose
- stomach tenderness
- feeling of warmth
- fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse
- puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
- Dry heaves
- muscle aches and pains
- general feeling of discomfort or illness
- chest discomfort or pain
- increased sweating
- low blood pressure
What are the precautions and warnings of Amitiza?
Always read and understand the medication guide provided with the product before you begin taking treatment. When you buy Amitiza online from Your Canada Drug Store, we always send the products in the manufacturer’s packaging.
This may not be safe to use during pregnancy. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. They need to determine if it will harm an unborn baby or pass on breastmilk.
Advise your doctor if you have a history of stomach, intestinal, or liver disease or severe diarrhea. They may grow worse with treatment or may affect how the medicine works. Let your doctor or dentist know if you are expecting to have surgery.
Store at room temperature when not in use. It is not intended for individuals 18 years of age or older.
What are the drug interactions with Amitiza?
The following drugs are known to interact with Amitiza. This is not an exhaustive list of all possible drug interactions. It is important to disclose all your current vitamins, supplements, OTC drugs, herbal products and anything including prescription medicines. You should also advise your doctor or dentist before surgery.
Your doctor needs this information to prevent allergic reactions or adverse effects. They may have to determine if the interaction is worth the benefit of using both drugs.
Which is generic product of Amitiza?
The generic equivalent is Lubiprostone. It is significantly more affordable than the brand product.
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How do you pronounce Amitiza?
It is pronounced “Am-I-ti-za”
Is Amitiza addictive?
Amitiza is not a narcotic nor is it addictive.
Does Amitiza cause weight gain?
Weight gain is not expected when taking Amitiza. Advise your doctor if you notice startling changes in weight during treatment.
How is Linzess different from Amitiza?
While they both treat constipation, they do so in different ways and have different doses. Talk to your doctor to determine which medication will work best for you.
How long does it take for Amitiza to work?
Most people experience results within 24 hours after taking your dose. Your doctor will provide expectations for results.