Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Amitiza

Descriptions


Lubiprostone is used to treat chronic constipation in adults. It is also used to treat constipation caused by opioid (narcotic) medicines in adults with chronic, non-cancer pain. This medicine works by increasing intestinal fluid secretion, which helps ease the passage of stool and helps relieve the symptoms associated with constipation.

Lubiprostone is also used to treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in women who have constipation as the main symptom.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Capsule, Liquid Filled
  • Capsule