lubiprostone, Amitiza (cont.)

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SIDE EFFECTS: The most common side effects of lubiprostone are:

Nausea was reduced when lubiprostone was administered with food. Some patients may experience shortness of breath.



PREPARATIONS: Capsules: 8 and 24 mcg

STORAGE: Lubiprostone should be stored at room temperature, 15 C - 30 C (59 F - 86 F).

DOSING: The recommended dose of lubiprostone is 24 mcg taken orally twice daily with food and water

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Lubiprostone has no known drug interactions.

PREGNANCY: Use of lubiprostone in pregnant women has not been adequately evaluated during pregnancy.

NURSING MOTHERS: It is not known whether lubiprostone is excreted in human milk.

Medically reviewed by Eni Williams, PharmD

Reference: FDA Prescribing Information

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/3/2015

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