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Amitiza is a medication approved for many uses, such as the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with constipation in women. This prescription medication works by helping to stimulate the movement of food through the intestines. Amitiza comes in capsule form and is typically taken twice a day with food and water. Possible side effects of the medicine include nausea, diarrhea, and headaches.
What Is Amitiza?Amitiza® (lubiprostone) is a prescription medication licensed for the treatment of the following conditions:
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) with constipation in women
- Chronic idiopathic constipation (long-term constipation with no apparent cause)
- Constipation due to opioid pain medications in people with chronic noncancer pain.