Amitiza

Active Ingredient(s): Lubiprostone
FDA Approved: * January 31, 2006
Pharm Company: * SUCAMPO PHARMS
Category: Irritable Bowel Syndrome

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Amitiza Overview

Lubiprostone (rINN, marketed under the trade name Amitiza among others) is a medication used in the management of chronic idiopathic constipation, predominantly irritable bowel syndrome-associated constipation in women and opioid-induced constipation. It was initially approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2006 and recommended for use in the UK by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in 2014.[1] It is expensive as of 2017, with the c...

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amitiza coverage denied?

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) ...

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amitiza sulfur

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.

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Amitiza for constipation

After taking Amitiza for a month, is it really going to work for constipation or should I stop taking it? ## I use this med. I have had it for about 3-4 years. I take it only if I need to.

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drugs containing sodium

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...

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amitiza 24 mcg

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?

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Lubiprostone
  • Capsule: 24mcg, 24ugm, 8mcg, 8ugm
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Amitiza: (9 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 16590-622 Amitiza 0.008 mg Oral Capsule by Stat Rx USA LLC
  • 35356-500 Amitiza 0.024 mg Oral Capsule by Lake Erie Medical Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 54868-5971 Amitiza 0.024 mg Oral Capsule by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-6153 Amitiza 0.008 mg Oral Capsule by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 63629-6398 Amitiza 24 ug/1 Oral Capsule, Gelatin Coated by Bryant Ranch Prepack
  • 64764-080 Amitiza 0.008 mg Oral Capsule by Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.
  • 64764-240 Amitiza 0.024 mg Oral Capsule by Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.
  • 68151-5003 Amitiza 24 ug/1 Oral Capsule, Gelatin Coated by Carilion Materials Management
  • 69189-0086 Amitiza 8 ug/1 Oral Capsule, Gelatin Coated by Avera Mckennan Hospital

Other drugs which contain Lubiprostone or a similar ingredient: (1 result)

Related Amitiza Topics:

amitiza coverage denied?
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 ... 5 replies
amitiza sulfur
I have constipation do amitiza have sulfur in it. ## Hello, Penny! How are you? No, are you allergic to sulfa drugs? Ami... 1 reply
Amitiza for constipation
After taking Amitiza for a month, is it really going to work for constipation or should I stop taking it? ## I use this ... 1 reply
amitiza 24 mcg
very tiny round orangy color pill ## The Amitiza pills that are currently on the market are both gel caps, one is orange... 1 reply






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