What is a generic medication?
Generic medications are significantly discounted copies of brand name medication that have the same active ingredients, intended use, dosage, side effects, effects, and route of administration as the original brand name medication. In other words, generic medications have the same pharmacological effects as their brand-name counterparts. Over half of all prescribed medications are for generic medications.
Amitiza Helps Treat the Following Conditions:
Chronic Idiopathic Constipation (CIC) in Adults
The causes behind this condition are not clear, yet, it is known that this kind of constipation is not caused by an underlying disease or as a result of side effects from medications. Symptoms include having less than three bowel movements each week, as well as pain, gas and bloating.
This condition affects people who use opioidmedications for chronic pain management. Amitiza is approved to treat constipation in patients treated with medications like morphine, oxycodone and fentanyl, for example. The efficacy of the drug has not been proven in patients taking methadone and other types of diphenylheptane opioids.
For both conditions, the prescribed dose is usually 24 mcg twice daily, although certain health conditions may require that smaller doses are taken.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation in Adult Women
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common chronic disorder of the large intestine and manifests in symptoms such as abdominal pain, bloating and others. Patients are usually prescribed 8 mcg twice a day.
Amitiza is available in 8 mcg or 24 mcg oral capsules, which should be taken with food and water. These capsules should be swallowed whole and not broken apart, and only after consulting a physician. The need for continued therapy should be assessed periodically. This medication is not recommended for patients with severe diarrhea or stomach or bowel blockage.
Amitiza is available as an oval, gelatin capsule containing 8 mcg or 24 mcg of lubiprostone.
The information above is a quick summary of facts about Amitiza, provided by third parties. Patients should always refer to a physician for medical advice on how to administer this drug and any other specific questions they may have.
Generic Alternatives to Amitiza
An alternative to buying Amitiza is ordering generic alternatives, available through our international online pharmacy. The active ingredient in Amitiza is called lubiprostone.
Amitiza relieves constipation by stimulating chloride channels in the gastrointestinal tract. These channels play a key role in the movement of fluids in the body and, when they are stimulated by lubiprostone, more fluid enters the gastrointestinal tract, mixing with stool. This makes the passing of stool easier and relieves constipation.
Patients who have been prescribed Amitiza or generic lubiprostone can order these medications online. Generic lubiprostone in varying strengths is available through our online drugstore.
In medical trials, the most common adverse side effects observed were nausea, diarrhea, headache, abdominal distention, and flatulence. This drug should only be taken following a consultation with a physician.
Amitiza in the News
Amitiza Treats Irritable Bowel With Constipation
Amitiza becomes the first medication to treat irritable bowel syndrome in women. The effectiveness of the drug in men is yet to be conclusively established.
AMITIZA for Treatment of Chronic Constipation Available in Japan
Amitiza has become available in Japan. Chronic constipation affects several million people in the country and is one of the most common digestive problems affecting people there.
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