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At this time, no generic Amitiza (lubiprostone) products are approved in the United States. The earliest that a generic version of the drug could become available is July 2014, when the current patent for Amitiza expires. However, lawsuits or other patents for specific uses may extend or shorten the availability of generic Amitiza.
Generic Amitiza: An OverviewAmitiza® (lubiprostone) is a prescription medication approved for the following conditions:
- Long-term constipation with no known cause (chronic idiopathic constipation) in women and men
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) with constipation in women
- Constipation due to opioid pain medications in people with chronic noncancer pain.