LUBIPROSTONE - ORAL
Common Brand Name(s): Amitiza
Phonetic Pronunciation: (loo-bi-PROST-own)
Information last revised November 2010
What does LUBIPROSTONE - ORAL look like?
Amitiza 24 mcg Cap
Amitiza 8 mcg Cap
This medication is used to treat certain types of constipation (chronic idiopathic constipation, irritable bowel syndrome with constipation). Chronic idiopathic constipation has an unknown cause and is not due to diet, other diseases, or drugs. This medication may improve symptoms such as bloating and abdominal discomfort, improve stool texture, lessen the need to strain, and decrease the feeling of not completely relieving oneself. Lubiprostone belongs to a class of drugs known as chloride channel activators. It works by increasing the amount of fluid within your intestines, making the passage of stool easier.
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