4 patient evaluations for Lubiprostone

Mar 8, 2017 (Started Nov 08, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for constipation)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bowel problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bowel irritability)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 48 mcg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Dec 10, 2013 (Started Mar 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bowel irritability)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for constipation)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for irritable bowel syndrome)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 16 mcg Daily
Advice & Tips: take miralax or ducolase sodium
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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Oct 28, 2012 (Started Mar 01, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for constipation)
  • Side effects
    Severe (shortness of breath with little or minimal activity (ie standing))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

Apr 19, 2012 (Started Mar 01, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for constipation)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (shortness of breath with little or minimal activity (ie standing))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I take Amitza when I am constipated, but it hurts, so I rarely take it. The first time I took it, I had sever shortness of breath and tightness of chest, my cheeks became flushed, and I actually threw it up. I did have a bowel movement with a few hours, but it wasn't worth the pain. I have since tried taking it at different times of the day, with or without food, etc., but I still don't like it.

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