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I have Fibro with chronic IBS-C...my doctor gave me rx for Amitiza,but my insurance does not want to cover it for me..I was on the Zelnorm for many years which worked SO well for me,but of course it was pulled from the market by FDA. Can anyone give me some guidance in maybe a company program that will help cover the costs or if you have Anthem Rx Part D should I just see if they will allow a formulary exception? Also I need to know if anyone has had good results with this for their constipation problems? I just had gallbladder removal suregery about a month ago and everyone I spoke with told me I would be having problems with chronic diarrea,but unfortunately my IBS-C seems to have worsened. I truly need HELP..am 44 and miserable enough with all my chronic pain issues (not just Fibro) ...5 REPLIES Updated
I have constipation do amitiza have sulfur in it. ## Hello, Penny! How are you? No, are you allergic to sulfa drugs? Amitiza contains the active ingredient Lubiprostone. The FDA lists it as being a stool softener. Its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, diarrhea, headache, abdominal distention and fecal incontinence.1 REPLY Updated
I have been told by my Dr that I have stasis dermetitis. I have been put on 1500 mg of sodium per day. I have been on this diet for approximately 3 months and am still struggling with water retention. I also take a lot of meds for pain along with amitiza for constipation, so would like to know if any of the meds I am on contain sodium. I truly count and weight all my food so I do not go over. My heart test came back good and I do not have congestive heart problems. Thank you for any information you can give in this matter. ## Hello, Karen! How are you? I am very sorry about the problem that you're having. I am a CHF patient and already explored this topic with my doctor and additional research on my own, so I can tell you that while some medications contain a trace of sodium, that i...1 REPLY Updated
very tiny round orangy color pill ## The Amitiza pills that are currently on the market are both gel caps, one is orange (24mcgs) and the other is pink (8mcgs). Both have the marking SPI on them. There is no generic available. Amitiza is used to increase the amount of fluid in your intestines to make it easier to pass stool, so it's useful in treating chronic constipation. Side effects may include nausea, stomach pain, diarrhea and bloating. Are there any questions or comments?1 REPLY Updated