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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
10/21/2007 6:00:31 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I am taking this medication after 6 months of acute constipation. I am going to have a breath test with Lactulose, to determine if I have an overgrowth of bacteria. I certainly hope that I do, so that this can be corrected. The only problem with the Amiteza is that it creates a liquid stool. AT first the gas and abd noise was huge, but that has simmered down. So, the plus is that I am actually h ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Chronic Difficulty having a Bowel Movement
10/10/2007 11:20:02 AM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I have IBS and at first this medication was wonderful. But like other medications, after one month I am back to using laxitives once again. I did experience the need tohave a movement about 20 minutes after taking the medication. Now I have bloating and discomfort.

Condition: Chronic Difficulty having a Bowel Movement
9/29/2007 10:12:01 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
has worked well for me. can tell a difference when i go off the drug. unfortunately my insurance does not cover so must rely on samples from the doctor which results in sporadic use

Condition: Chronic Difficulty having a Bowel Movement
9/29/2007 2:56:56 PM

Reviewer: mullylin14, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Unfortunately, this is not working for me, I still have to take oral laxitive @ 2-3 daily or I will continue to have chronic constipation! My BM is diarrhea or constipation, no in between, which should be happening.

Condition: Chronic Difficulty having a Bowel Movement
9/21/2007 8:12:24 AM

Reviewer: Bob, 75 or over Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I am an 84 year old male. I have dificulty having bowel movements easily. I have been taking this medication (24mcg, 2 times daily AM/PM) for about 2 weeks. It works good--too good! I now have very loose stools in the mornings. The BM will start about 90 minutes after taking the pill. There is supposed to be a lower dose version (8mcg) coming out soon. I hope this dosage will not produce the loo ... Show Full Comment

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