- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Amitiza* used for?
Generic for Amitiza* (Lubiprostone) is an oral medication indicated for the treatment of chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC) in adults. CIC means infrequency or difficulty in passing stool, which has an unknown cause and is not due to an underlying disease, medication, or diet.
Generic for Amitiza* (Lubiprostone) is also used in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with constipation in women. It works by increasing the secretion of fluid within your intestines, which helps in the easy passage of stools. This medicine belongs to a class of drugs known as chloride channel activators. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Amitiza*?
The dosage of Generic for Amitiza* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Take Generic for Amitiza* by mouth with food. Take the medicine with a full glass of water.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Amitiza*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Amitiza* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Amitiza*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Amitiza*, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Amitiza*?
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Amitiza*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Amitiza*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Amitiza* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Amitiza* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Amitiza* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Amitiza* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Amitiza* can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, mild diarrhea, gas, cough, and headache. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Amitiza*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Amitiza*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Amitiza* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Amitiza*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Amitiza*?
How will Generic for Amitiza* work in my body?
How should Generic for Amitiza* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Amitiza* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Amitiza* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.