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#1 razzle51


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Posted 23 June 2012 - 05:21 AM

anybody on this med and have any side effects good or bad . and what dosage did your dr start you on....

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 09:17 AM

Here is some info on Amitiza: am going to move this to our Constipation Prescription Medications Forum.
Please remember this is a group of folks seeking support on how to live with and manage IBS. THESE ARE ONLY MY OWN THOUGHTS. IF YOU WANT AN EXPERT OPINION, ASK A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL.

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 04:18 PM

I've had success with Amitiza. I'm still taking it now. I have a bowel movement daily, an hour or so after I eat lunch. About a month and a half into talking Amitiza my stool started to look bigger and healthier. The only side effect i get is nausea and it's only once and a while and only last for a little while. Try not to take it on a empty stomach. I find it works best when you take it 15 mints after eating, it lowers my bloating too.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 10:36 AM

My Husband was prescribed Amitiza and it made him terribly constipated. How unfortunate for him because he has been diagnosed with colonic inertia.

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 02:19 PM

I finally got Amitiza a week ago.Was so excited.BUT.....
All that happened was,I had regular bowel movements - but very hard stools which were hard to pass.At the same time I got VERY bloated ,felt tired and had horrible stale taste in my mouth.Generally felt yuk.
No nausea,no diarrhea,just felt bloated and uncomfortable - worse than when in my constipated IBS state. :-(
I have given up.
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