lubiprostone, Amitiza

  • Pharmacy Author:
    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD
    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Constipation Myths & Facts

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

GENERIC AVAILABLE: No.

PRESCRIPTION: Yes.

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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