Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up

Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Amitiza Oral.

Overall User Ratings

463 Total User Reviews

User Reviews

1-5 of 295 Next»
Condition: Chronic Difficulty having a Bowel Movement
10/11/2014 8:25:15 PM

Reviewer: littlefoot, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I am a 39 year old female and I have been constipated most of my life. It got worse after the birth of my son 19 years ago. I have been dependent of laxatives for about the last 5 years. It is draining on me trying to live my life around having to take laxatives. I went back to the Dr. yesterday, she put me on Amatiza 24MCG twice a day. I took 2 pills yesterday and just took my second pill today. ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Chronic Difficulty having a Bowel Movement
9/30/2014 7:28:00 PM

Reviewer: Groovy, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Terrible... Should not be on the market! Doesn't work and makes you feel very nervous and anxious... Back to Dulcolax for me... I have tried them all but this drug is not good!

Condition: Chronic Difficulty having a Bowel Movement
9/27/2014 3:26:38 PM

Reviewer: Laura, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Began using this medication after surgery for a rectocele. I had fecal incontinence & chronic constipation prior to the surgery. Combined with the FODMAP diet (created at Stanford)my bowel movements have definitely improved. I am very active, run daily and now I have my life back!

Condition: Chronic Difficulty having a Bowel Movement
7/31/2014 9:41:31 AM

Reviewer: Susz, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Within one hour of starting medication I had a headache. An hour later, I had reactive airways which did NOT improve in 1-3 hours. My breathing worsened over a 24 hour period, which resulted in needing an Epi pen & high dose of steroids. Not sure exactly what ingredient (active or otherwise) caused this but stopped taking it immediately. I may have difficulty with this classification of me ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Chronic Difficulty having a Bowel Movement
7/2/2014 12:31:45 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This drug is AWFUL!! It gave me severe nausea, shortness of breath, stomach pain and great discomfort and when I did go to the bathroom, my bowel movement was watery. I intend to find a more natural way to treat my constipation.

1-5 of 295 Next»

Ask the pharmacist

Questions about medications? Get expert answers by video or live chat about allergies, pregnancy, sleep, and more.
See the Ask the Pharmacist event schedule.

Ask a Question

Popular Slideshows & Tools on WebMD

feet
Solutions for 19 types.
row of colored highlighter pens
Tips for living better.
build a better butt
How to build a better butt.
man with indigestion
How to keep yours at bay.
MS Overview
Recognizing symptoms.
stressed working woman
And how to fix them?
brain scan with soda
Tips to kick the habit.
fat caliper
Check your BMI.
Woman running
Check your BMI.
lone star tick
How to identify that bite.
young woman in sun
What to watch for.
Girl drinking orange juice
What's in your glass?

Newsletters

Subscribe to free WebMD newsletters.

  • WebMD Daily

    WebMD Daily

    Subscribe to the WebMD Daily, and you'll get today's top health news and trending topics, and the latest and best information from WebMD.

  • Men's Health

    Men's Health

    Subscribe to the Men's Health newsletter for the latest on disease prevention, fitness, sex, nutrition, and more from WebMD.

  • Women's Health

    Women's Health

    Subscribe to the Women's Health newsletter for the latest on disease prevention, fitness, sex, diet, anti-aging, and more from WebMD.

By clicking Submit, I agree to the WebMD Terms & Conditions & Privacy Policy

WebMD the app

Get trusted health information. Whenever. Wherever... with your iPhone, iPad or Android.

Find Out More
IMPORTANT: About This Section and Other User-Generated Content on WebMD

The opinions expressed in WebMD User-generated content areas like communities, reviews, ratings, or blogs are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatment or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment.

Do not consider WebMD User-generated content as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.