Precautions

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If you will be taking this medicine for a long time, it is very important that your doctor check you at regular visits for any problems or unwanted effects that may be caused by this medicine. This will also allow your doctor to see if the medicine is working properly and to decide if you should continue to take it.

Dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting may occur, especially when you get up from a lying or sitting position suddenly. These symptoms are more likely to occur when you begin taking this medicine or if you become dehydrated. Getting up slowly may help lessen this problem. Also, lying down for a while may relieve dizziness or lightheadedness.

Lubiprostone may cause difficulty with breathing, nausea, or severe diarrhea. If your symptoms and condition do not improve within a few days, or if they become worse, check with your doctor.