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Condition: Chronic Difficulty having a Bowel Movement
8/7/2015 5:14:32 PM

Reviewer: Amberj, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I take Amitiza twice a day. It helps me have 4 to 5 bowel movements a week. I was only going once a week before and the straining was terrible. I have a predictable movement instead of the explosive bowel movements I get with linzess or laxatives.

Condition: Chronic Difficulty having a Bowel Movement
7/2/2015 8:54:48 PM

Reviewer: anonymous, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Useless medication. My dosage was increased until I was taking 24 mg three times per day which is the max dose per manufacturer. Even at this dose the med was not effective. I would require augmentation with an OTC lax after 4-7 days with no BM. So the medication was completely and a waste of time and money. Total time on this med with all the increases was about 5 months with 3.5 months at the ma ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Chronic Difficulty having a Bowel Movement
5/2/2015 1:56:59 AM

Reviewer: JW, 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
The samples worked great with only one capsule taken twice a day. Filled the prescription and after paying $155 for my 20% copay, Amatiza is not working, despite taking as many as six capules a day. Something has to be wrong with this batch. Plan to call my doctor and pharmacist to discuss situation.

Condition: Chronic Difficulty having a Bowel Movement
4/15/2015 12:15:35 PM

Reviewer: Becca, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have had chronic IBS my whole life due to too much intestines that as a child I did not have removed when Doctor suggested it. Going days to almost a week with out a BM my whole life and I was active, ate healthy living on lettuce and apples (the only thing that some what helped) Now disabled and no exercise and all the opiates, I was miserable. This drug is the best thing for me and the side ef ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Chronic Difficulty having a Bowel Movement
3/24/2015 11:45:13 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
While the medicine did what it is supposed to do, I had a severe reaction to it. The side-effects mentioned the possibility of "chest tightness" & that is what happened. I was on the medicine for3 days and each day the symptom got worse. Even after quitting, the sensation that I had severe chest congestion remained. I have been off of it for over 3 weeks now and still have that sen ... Show Full Comment

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