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

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Condition: Chronic Difficulty having a Bowel Movement
4/8/2013 4:12:50 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have IBS with Chronic constipation, have had for most of my life. My doc gave me a one week sample and by the second day of treatment i noticed no more stomach issues such as all the weird noised it makes after eating, gas, bloating and pains. I had a bm everyday with ease! I have been on eveything, laxative stool softeners fiber mixes etc. I feel brand new now. I did have some side effects that ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Chronic Difficulty having a Bowel Movement
3/26/2013 3:49:08 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
30 minutes after taking the pill, I was nauseous, sweating, cramping and had HORRIBLE gas. The urge to go to the bathroom was overwhelming and almost didn't take it a few times. I tried it for a week to see if it would get better, but didn't. The side effects were not worth the bowel movement.

Condition: Chronic Difficulty having a Bowel Movement
3/19/2013 9:22:41 PM

Reviewer: Ella, 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:
Horrible medication! It caused severe dizziness and severe pressure in my head within 20 minutes of taking it with a meal. Feeling like I was going to fain, could not walk to the bathroom by myself, felt dizzy for hours after the pill of 24mcg. I called the doctor on call for advise while staying on the sofa to keep safe from falling to the floor. The doctor advised to stop taking Amitiza but sai ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Chronic Difficulty having a Bowel Movement
2/14/2013 11:27:06 AM

Reviewer: Beefer, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
After suffering SEVERE constipation for more than two years (for which nothing really worked except for Peri-Colace type stimulant laxitives) and seeing my GI three times, I was finally able to convince him to prescribe it. My first prescription was for the 24 mg pills. They affected me immediately by causing several consecutive (within 30-40 minutes of each other) severe episodes of diarreah. ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Chronic Difficulty having a Bowel Movement
1/9/2013 9:05:52 PM

Reviewer: Thankful, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have taken this medicine for the past several years. It has been a miracle to me. Prior to taking this medication I was in emergency every few months for chronic constipation and severe pain.

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