Amitiza

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Amitiza Side Effects

Nausea, diarrhea, gas, vomiting, dry mouth, runny nose, cough, fever, headache, joint/back pain, or trouble sleeping may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: swelling of arms/legs, mental/mood changes.

This medication may cause low blood pressure and possibly fainting. Diarrhea and vomiting may increase the risk of these side effects. Stop taking this medication and tell your doctor right away if any of these serious side effects occur: fainting, dizziness, severe diarrhea/vomiting.

Lubiprostone may rarely cause trouble breathing and chest tightness within 30 to 60 minutes after the first dose. This reaction is usually not serious and generally goes away within 3 hours. It may happen again with other doses. However, you may not be able to tell this reaction apart from a rare, severe reaction that also causes trouble breathing and/or chest pain. Therefore, get medical help right away if you develop any trouble breathing or chest tightness/discomfort/pain.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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  • hypotension
  • throat constriction
  • influenza
  • xerostomia
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • dyspepsia
  • ischemic colitis
  • constipation
  • urinary tract infection
  • arthralgia
  • muscle spasm
  • cramps
  • unconsciousness
  • syncope
  • dizziness
  • fatigue
  • hyperhidrosis
  • tremor
  • dysgeusia
  • skin rash
  • edema
  • anorexia
  • weight gain
  • headache disorder
  • palpitations
  • dyspnea
  • cough
  • chest pain
  • chest tightness
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • flatulence
  • eructation
  • fecal incontinence
  • loose stools
  • diarrhea
  • abdominal distension
  • general weakness
  • malaise
  • acute abdominal pain
  • symptoms of anxiety
  • tachycardia

Drug Interactions

Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.