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    Brand Name:Amitiza
This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:
2006-01-31 ,
This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:
Sucampo Pharmaceuticals
This drug is available in the following forms:
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About Amitiza

Amitiza is used to treat chronic constipation due to unknown medical reasons in adults.

Amitiza has not been studied in patients with liver or kidney problems.

Amitiza has not been studied in children.

Side Effects of Amitiza

  • Nausea. Nausea may be decreased by taking Amitiza with food.
  • Diarrhea. Diarrhea may occur when taking Amitiza. Tell your healthcare professional if you have severe diarrhea when taking Amitiza.
  • Some common side effects that may occur with Amitiza include:
    • stomach feels full and tight (bloated)
    • stomach area (abdominal) pain
    • headache
    • gas

Who Should Not Take Amitiza

You should not take Amitiza if you:

  • have or had a blockage in the stomach or intestinal area. Your healthcare professional should examine you if you have symptoms of a stomach or intestinal blockage.
  • are allergic to Amitiza or to any of the ingredients in Amitiza

Interactions with Amitiza

Tell your healthcare professional about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them with you to show your healthcare professional.

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Recent Forum Posts on Amitiza


I started taking it a week ago and so far not much results have had headaches and some nausea bloated and feeling of full oh ya so i am hopeing some results will come soon!


I have fibro, CFS, nerve damage, and just had the Nissen Esph Operation.
I have always had a problem w/ contipation. The Dr. put me on amitiza. It works great, but I gained weight and have had a horrible problem w/ edema. I took 2 a couple of nights ago, was up all night going to the bathroom. I had stopped taking it for a while.
In the articles I have read I don't really say
a lot about severe swelling. It is my whole body, expecially in the hands,legs and feet. My left leg was twice its size last night.
I would like to know if anyone else has had this problem. The Dr. did a dopler test. No blood clot


I absolutly LOVE my Amitiza .I dont remember life being so good.Before I had this medicine I was miserable.I think to some it may be strong if your body doesnt need it the way other bodys do.The bad thing is some poeple have sensitive bodys that doesnt tolerate it well.I have been on Amitiza 3-4 months.I cant live with out it.Ilove the immense comphort it gives me no bloating no more pain no nausea,and no problums.Before my great doctor gave me this my life was rotten always stomach pain bloating constipation fever and sick from not crapping right.I dont miss that.My doctor is great and I LOVE MY AMITIZA!I am sorry for the people who cant use it cause there arnt alot of things to treat this and Amitiza is expensive too.I am grateful its been so good for me.



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I took the meds for 2 days and it worked very well. However I noticed I had a difficult time catching my breath. I felt a need to breathe in deaply and when I did, I would cough. I also had nausea and a severe headache. The side effects frightened me, especially the breathing difficulties. It's a shame because it worked for my constipation. I stopped taking the meds after 1 week. Has anyone had the breathing difficulties?


I have been on amitiza and have had terrible swelling...about 8 lbs of water weight. My belly, legs and ankles all have 3 pit edema. I also get veery nausiated. It's been very difficult.
Has anyone else had this?

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My experience with Amitiza is that it worked the first day. However, taking it as prescribed caused very watery stools. With the approval of my doctor, I cut back to one capsule per day. That was also too much, so I reduced it on my own to one capsule every other day. I usually don't have a bowel movement following the off days, and the "on" days are watery and somewhat urgent, but it certainly beats chronic constipation.

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