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AMITIZA- lubiprostone capsule, gelatin coated

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Patient Information 

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17.1 Dosing Instructions

Amitiza should be taken twice daily with food and water to reduce potential symptoms of nausea. The capsule should be taken once in the morning and once in the evening daily as prescribed. The capsule should be swallowed whole and should not be broken apart or chewed. Physicians and patients should periodically assess the need for continued therapy.

Patients on treatment who experience severe nausea, diarrhea, or dyspnea should inform their physician. Patients taking Amitiza may experience dyspnea within an hour of the first dose. This symptom generally resolves within 3 hours, but may recur with repeat dosing.

Chronic Idiopathic Constipation

Patients should take a single 24 mcg capsule of Amitiza twice daily with food and water.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation

Patients should take a single 8 mcg capsule of Amitiza twice daily with food and water.

Marketed By: 

Sucampo Pharma Americas, Inc.
Bethesda, MD 20814


Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.
Deerfield, IL 60015

Amitizais a registered trademark of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Relabeling of "Additional Barcode" by:
Physicians Total Care, Inc.
Tulsa, OK 74146

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