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Lubiprostone

Popular Brands: : Amitiza, Lubiprostone
Official FDA Reports12,790
Social Media Events1,013
Total Posts947
Avg. Review Score3.40/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Lubiprostone
Approved Uses *

* Extracted from Drug Label

Brands and Other Names
Manufacturers
  • Sucampo Pharma Americas Llc

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* Extracted from FDA Adverse Event Report

Explanation

The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.


The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Lubiprostone Side Effects

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* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Lubiprostone

Headache

Side Effects: I have been getting headaches sporadically and the doctor said this is a possbile side effect. Also, I was very nauseated the first 2 weeks, which they say happens in 30% of the populat...


Source: Amitiza (Lubiprostone)

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Nausea

Side Effects: I have been getting headaches sporadically and the doctor said this is a possbile side effect. Also, I was very nauseated the first 2 weeks, which they say happens in 30% of the populat...


Source: Amitiza (Lubiprostone)

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Nausea

Side Effects: I felt nauseous & bloated.

I experienced some alleviation to the constipation but it was not ongoing. It was temporary & it was not regular. I expected that the treatm...


Source: Amitiza (Lubiprostone)

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Nausea, Muscle spasms, Abdominal pain lower

Effectiveness Rating:     Overall Rating:

Posted By Sammiie on November 2, 2017 @ 3:24 pm

Currently on 8mcg 2x a day and it's not working at all. I have IBS-C and this did not help with that at all since I've been taking it. We're on week 2 and I'm thinking to visit my doctor again for a possibly higher dosage.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Drug ineffective, Dyspnoea

Posted By Nanimyu in fdb.rxlist.com on August 23, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... me to not be able to breathe for a while. Ended up switching to linzess because I thought it was an allergy. It's a scary thing when you can't breathe. Linzess doesn't work nicely bathroom wise. I...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Headache, Dyspepsia, Oedema, Somnolence

Posted By kirk in fdb.rxlist.com on June 18, 2015 @ 12:00 am

upset stomach headache lose bowl swollen legs and feet sleepiness

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on April 29, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: I started taking 24mg once as day but gave me severe nausea and almost like a was gonna pass out I had to sit crouched over in the floor for about an hour and a half to two hours it did...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Constipation, Chest pain, Skin tightness, Dyspnoea

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on April 5, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Helped with her idiopathic constipation. . But caused horrible chest pain and tightness. Shortness of breath.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Headache, Dizziness, Diarrhoea

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on March 2, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: was so hopeful it would work. second day I started to get dull headaches, nothing I couldnt deal with. 5th day still havent gone and It was 13 days total. 6th day dizziness set in just ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Arthralgia, Headache, Abdominal distension, Diarrhoea, Dyspnoea

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on January 15, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: occasional shortness of breath, achy joints, bloated feeling, diarrhea, occasional headache When I first started taking amitiza it would make me bloated and full feeling. Some...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Fatigue, Pain, Abdominal distension, Dehydration, Diarrhoea, Discomfort, Drug effect increased, Dyskinesia, Muscle spasms, Purging, Flatulence

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on November 26, 2014 @ 12:00 am

... And Extremely Painful NOT TO DOWNPLAY The Bloating And Gas Which It Doubly Uncomfortable! Then, The Actual Bowel Purge, Itself Causes Great Dehydration, Exhaustion, Spasms, And Aftermath Pain! This...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Cough

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on July 29, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: I developed an infrequent dry cough on Amitiza and it hadn't started working afte 2 weeks so I stopped using it. I had been constipated for about 10 years, since moving to Flo...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pain, Diarrhoea

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on April 23, 2014 @ 12:00 am

... I had to go on opiates...oh dear. 7-8 days or even more of being bound up became the norm. It was REALLY painful! The only way I could help myself was to stop taking my pain meds and overdose on laxat...


Additional Drug Information


* Warning: The facts and figures contained in these reports are accurate to the best of our capability; however, our metrics are only meant to augment your medical knowledge, and should never be used as the sole basis for selecting a new medication. As with any medical decision, be sure to work with your doctor to ensure the best choices are made for your condition.

* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.