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Amitiza

Rx
/ 2,471 posts
Other Names: Lubiprostone

Linzess

Rx
/ 1,150 posts
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Based on 2,471 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 1,150 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Lubiprostone (International Nonproprietary Name, marketed under the trade name Amitiza) is a medication used in the management of chronic (medicine) idiopathic constipation and irritable bowel syndrome. It was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Adm... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Rx
June 13, 2014
Rx wrote
Amitiza
Amitiza works great. Used it for a long time. The best combo that worked for me was amitiza once a day with bethenachol for bloating and cymbalta for pain blockage. My doctor was a miracle worked.
I JUST started taking it and find it gives me a bad cough
Vickie  |  September 7, 2014
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By Anonymous
April 18, 2014
Anonymous wrote
Linzess vs. Amitzia --- Linzess, hands down!
I took Amitzia for a couple of weeks and ALL I got was chronic GAS and anal leakage. Gross, I know. Why do you think I'm posting as "anonymous"?! I am talking, I couldn't stand myself! I was bound to my house because I was sure I'd get kicked out of any public facility I dared to enter. The bloating was horrible also. I NEVER had a bowel movement the entire two weeks I was taking amitzia. I was admitted to the hospital because they were concerned I had a blockage. No blockage, just severe constipation. I should add that I have sjogren's syndrome, so that is one cause of the chronic constipation I have suffered for YEARS. Then, my dr. prescribed Linzess. It changed my life!! I took 2 on the first day and within 2 hours, I had a bowel movement. I had several after that; not diarrhea, just really good bowel movements. I take one a day now and I am fairly regular. When I'm not, I take 2 at a time and get relief within hours. Linzess is AWESOME. No CRAZY flatulence fest. No anal leakage. No diarrhea. No bloating. Yay Linzess ;)
Expect a MAJOR BLOWOUT, hun! Venture not too far from facilities!!!!!
Janee Dickenson, Alabaster, Alabama  |  September 19, 2014
Just. Started. Taking linzess. Fitst one was at4pm. What. Should i expect
thurst789@gmail.com  |  August 20, 2014
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By Anon
October 3, 2014
Anon wrote
Linzess effectiveness and side effects
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By Michelle
August 1, 2014
Michelle wrote
Amitiza
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By Kiki
June 2, 2014
Kiki wrote
Bloating while on Linzess
I have been on it since December, and the bloating has been non-stop. I have even seen an increase in my weight. I haven't added/changed anything to my typical diet. After reading many online posts, I am beginning to think that Linzess is the cause.
Carly  |  July 10, 2014
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By Grey Rain
November 30, 2013
Grey Rain wrote
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By Ron
November 23, 2013
Ron wrote
Linzess
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By Linzess for IBS-Constipation
August 16, 2013
Linzess for IBS-Constipation wrote
Linzess- constipation IBS
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What patients are saying about Amitiza vs. Linzess

134 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
for me. I've been on Amitiza but I seriously think it...
...just started Linzess yesterday. It is a last resort for me. I've been on Amitiza but I seriously think it makes my spasms and constipation worse! I'm really...
those in the group who may have need of this drug. God Bless
...helps with digestion stimulus. Linzess is the name and ...love it!! I was on Amitiza which reeks! I wanted to share with those in the group who may have need of th...
in on Linzess, and no side effects at all. Very different...
...on Linzess, and no side effects at all. Very different from Amitiza. Not...
and was given a sample of Amitiza as my insurance doesn't...
...and was given a sample of Amitiza as my ...me the Linzess.    However, since I stopped taking the medication, it's like my stomach pain disappeared!  I was getting stomach aches nearly every...
tried Linzess and it was not good for me. All I had was...
...called Amitiza. My sample ...pass and I am empty enough to not feel restricted and bloated today. This is good so far. I had tried Linzess and it was not good for me. All I had was diarrhea...
that i'd aready tried amitiza, lactulose, miralax etc etc...
...them about linzess and they told me that linzess was \"not a covered ... prior auth stating that the linzess samples had helped me and no other ...and that i'd aready tried amitiza, lactulose...
I have gotten great reviews from pts on Linzess but...
...have gotten great reviews from pts on Linzess but for Medicaid pts it is a process to get approved and hoprefully your doc and his nurse will go through the trouble of getting that approved for...
horrible and first week of Linzess now no results just pain....
...first week of Linzess now no results...
my family activities and needless to say getting the Amitiza...
...vs. Linzess Advertisement I ...the market.  Then went to Amitiza and feel like ...It is just getting depressing missing out on my family activities and needless to say getting the Amitiza to ...
It's a newer med than Amitiza, I think it works better...
...you heard of Linzess? It's a newer med than Amitiza,...
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