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Amitiza Abdominal Distension Side Effect Reports


The following Amitiza Abdominal Distension side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Abdominal Distension, can occur, and what you can do about them.

A side effect could appear soon after you start Amitiza or it might take time to develop.


Abdominal Pain, Abdominal Distension

This Abdominal Distension side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 65-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: constipation. The patient was prescribed Amitiza (dosage: 24 Mcg?per Day Plus {180}?2 Daily?by Mouth), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Florinef
  • Toprol
  • Xarelto
  • Miralax
  • Restoril
  • Vitamin D
When starting to take Amitiza the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominal Distension
These side effects may potentially be related to Amitiza.
Dyspnoea, Chest Pain, Abdominal Distension, Cold Sweat, Abdominal Pain, Vomiting, Urticaria, Rash

This Abdominal Distension Amitiza side effect was reported by a pharmacist from JP on Feb 12, 2014. A Female , 54 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Amitiza. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Dyspnoea
  • Chest Pain
  • Abdominal Distension
  • Cold Sweat
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Vomiting
  • Urticaria
  • Rash
. Amitiza dosage: 24 Mcg, Bid. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Rheumatrex (Unk, 8mg Per Week)
  • Foliamin (Unk)
  • Recalbon (Unk)
  • Enbrel (Unk)
Dizziness, Nausea, Abdominal Distension, Dyspepsia, Insomnia

This is a Amitiza side effect report of a 61-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: constipation, who was treated with Amitiza (dosage:1 Capsule Twice Daily Taken By Mouth, start time: Sep 02, 2013), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Abdominal Distension side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal Distension
  • Dyspepsia
  • Insomnia
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Amitiza treatment in female patients suffering from constipation, resulting in Abdominal Distension.
Swollen Tongue, Malaise, Abdominal Distension, Dyspnoea, Local Swelling

A 66-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: constipation,oxygen saturation decreased,joint swelling,hypothyroidism,back pain,arthralgia started Amitiza treatment (dosage: 24 Mcg, Bid) on Jul 09, 2013. Soon after starting Amitiza treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Swollen Tongue
  • Malaise
  • Abdominal Distension
  • Dyspnoea
  • Local Swelling
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Oxygen (Unk, Prn)
  • Lasix (Unk)
  • Levothyroxine (Unk)
  • Percocet (Unk)
  • Percocet
  • Percocet
  • Morphine (Unk)
  • Morphine
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Amitiza side effects, such as Abdominal Distension.
Dyspnoea, Swollen Tongue, Discomfort, Abdominal Distension, Oedema Peripheral

A female patient from US was prescribed and started Amitiza on Jul 17, 2013. Patient felt the following Amitiza side effects: dyspnoea, swollen tongue, discomfort, abdominal distension, oedema peripheral Additional patient health information: Female , 66 years of age, weighting 150.4 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Amitiza dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Dyspnoea, Abdominal Distension

This report suggests a potential Amitiza Abdominal Distension side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 30-year-old female patient from JP (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): constipation and used Amitiza (dosage: NA) starting Mar 04, 2013. Soon after starting Amitiza the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Dyspnoea
  • Abdominal Distension
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Nexium (esomeprazole Magnesium)
  • Mosapride Citrate (mosapride Citrate)
Although Amitiza demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Abdominal Distension, may still occur.
Dyspnoea, Abdominal Distension, Constipation

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Mar 20, 2013 by a Female taking Amitiza (lubiprostone) Capsule, 24mcg (dosage: NA) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 65 years of age, weighting 130.1 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Amitiza side effects: dyspnoea, abdominal distension, constipation. Additional medications/treatments:
Depression, Weight Increased, Abdominal Distension, Fatigue, Headache

This Abdominal Distension problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 56-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): constipation.On Sep 01, 2012 a consumer started treatment with Amitiza 24 Mcg Takeda (dosage: 1 2 Times A Day). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Amitiza 24 Mcg Takeda, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Depression
  • Weight Increased
  • Abdominal Distension
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Abdominal Distension, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Abdominal Distension, Dyspnoea

This is a Amitiza side effect report of a 59-year-old patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: constipation and was treated with Amitiza (dosage: 8 Mcg, Qd (crushed And Placed In Ng Tybe In Pm)) starting Jan 23, 2012. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Abdominal Distension
  • Dyspnoea
This opens a possibility that Amitiza could cause Abdominal Distension and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Back Pain, Flatulence, Diarrhoea, Off Label Use, Abdominal Distension, Constipation

This Abdominal Distension side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Sep 16, 2010. A female patient from UNITED STATES , 52 years of age, was treated with Amitiza. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Amitiza side effects: back pain, flatulence, diarrhoea, off label use, abdominal distension, constipation. Amitiza dosage: NA.
Associated medications used:
  • Paxil
  • Paroxetine Hcl (20mg Per Day)
These side effects may potentially be related to Amitiza.
Abdominal Distension, Dyspnoea, Fluid Retention, Joint Swelling, Oedema Peripheral

This Abdominal Distension side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 40-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: gastrointestinal hypomotility. The patient was prescribed Amitiza (dosage: 24 Mcg, Qd, Oral, 24 Mcg, Bid, Oral, 8 Mcg, Qd, Oral), which was started on Oct 29, 2010. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Amitiza the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Abdominal Distension
  • Dyspnoea
  • Fluid Retention
  • Joint Swelling
  • Oedema Peripheral
These side effects may potentially be related to Amitiza.
Abdominal Distension, Dyspnoea, Headache, Joint Swelling, Nausea, Oedema Peripheral, Palpitations

This Abdominal Distension Amitiza side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Oct 18, 2010. A Female , 39 years of age, weighting 169.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Amitiza. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Abdominal Distension
  • Dyspnoea
  • Headache
  • Joint Swelling
  • Nausea
  • Oedema Peripheral
  • Palpitations
. Amitiza dosage: 24mcg Once Daily Po. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Abdominal Distension, Abdominal Pain Upper, Chest Discomfort, Dizziness, Dyspnoea, Fatigue, Nausea

This is a Amitiza side effect report of a 48-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: constipation, who was treated with Amitiza (dosage:One Twice Daily Po, start time: Apr 01, 2009), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Abdominal Distension side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Abdominal Distension
  • Abdominal Pain Upper
  • Chest Discomfort
  • Dizziness
  • Dyspnoea
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Amitiza treatment in female patients suffering from constipation, resulting in Abdominal Distension.
Abdominal Distension, Abdominal Pain Upper, Chest Pain, Flatulence, Rectal Tenesmus

A 59-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: constipation started Amitiza treatment (dosage: 8 Mcg, Qd, Oral; 8 Mcg, Bid, Oral) on Aug 30, 2010. Soon after starting Amitiza treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Abdominal Distension
  • Abdominal Pain Upper
  • Chest Pain
  • Flatulence
  • Rectal Tenesmus
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Amitiza side effects, such as Abdominal Distension.
Abdominal Distension, Asthma, Disorientation, Dizziness, Dyspnoea, Erythema, Feeling Abnormal, Feeling Hot

A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Amitiza on Aug 13, 2010. After Amitiza was administered, patient encountered several Amitiza side effects: abdominal distension, asthma, disorientation, dizziness, dyspnoea, erythema, feeling abnormal, feeling hot Additional patient health information: Female , 47 years of age, weighting 149.9 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Amitiza dosage: 8 Mcg, Oral ; 24 Mg, Oral. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Abdominal Discomfort, Abdominal Distension, Decreased Appetite, Flatulence, Headache, Neuropathy Peripheral, Ovarian Cyst, Skin Mass

This report suggests a potential Amitiza Abdominal Distension side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 71-year-old female patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): constipation and used Amitiza (dosage: 8mcg, Bid, Oral; 8 Mcg, Qd; 8 Mcg, Bid) starting Jan 01, 2009. Soon after starting Amitiza the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Abdominal Discomfort
  • Abdominal Distension
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Flatulence
  • Headache
  • Neuropathy Peripheral
  • Ovarian Cyst
  • Skin Mass
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Amitiza demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Abdominal Distension, may still occur.
Abdominal Distension, Chest Discomfort, Gastrointestinal Disorder, Headache, Lung Disorder, Respiratory Disorder

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Oct 06, 2009 by a Female taking Amitiza (dosage: 8 Mcg 2x Daily Po) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 55 years of age, weighting 155.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Amitiza side effects: abdominal distension, chest discomfort, gastrointestinal disorder, headache, lung disorder, respiratory disorder. Additional medications/treatments:
Abdominal Distension, Chest Discomfort, Cough, Dyspnoea, Nausea

This Abdominal Distension problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 55-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): irritable bowel syndrome.On Sep 23, 2009 a consumer started treatment with Amitiza (dosage: 24mcg 1 Dose Po). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Amitiza, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Abdominal Distension
  • Chest Discomfort
  • Cough
  • Dyspnoea
  • Nausea
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Abdominal Distension, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Abdominal Discomfort, Abdominal Distension, Decreased Appetite, Flatulence, Headache, Malignant Ovarian Cyst, Mass, Neuropathy Peripheral, Ulnar Nerve Injury

This is a Amitiza side effect report of a 71-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: constipation and was treated with Amitiza (dosage: 8 Mcg, Bid, Oral) starting Aug 01, 2009. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Abdominal Discomfort
  • Abdominal Distension
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Flatulence
  • Headache
  • Malignant Ovarian Cyst
  • Mass
  • Neuropathy Peripheral
  • Ulnar Nerve Injury
This opens a possibility that Amitiza could cause Abdominal Distension and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Abdominal Distension, Abdominal Pain, Back Pain, Chest Pain, Dyspnoea, Eye Rolling, Fall, Loss Of Consciousness, Nausea

This Abdominal Distension side effect was reported by a health professional from UNITED STATES on Jul 06, 2009. A female patient from UNITED STATES , 42 years of age, weighting 195.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Amitiza. Patient felt the following Amitiza side effects: abdominal distension, abdominal pain, back pain, chest pain, dyspnoea, eye rolling, fall, loss of consciousness, nausea. Amitiza dosage: 1 Pill Daily Po. These side effects may potentially be related to Amitiza.

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Amitiza Abdominal Distension Causes and Reviews


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Amitiza Abdominal Distension Reviews

Sat, 16 Jun 2012

I have been taking Amitiza for 7mos now and think it is great. I take 2 24mg every night before bed and in morning I have total evauation. I am on disability for a neck injury and have been batting consipation for years. It is nice to finally not be consipated for 3 or 4day a week, the only side effect is shortness of breath sometimes. If it is not harmfull to me I would gladly trade. The other thing is that I have lost a considerable amount of weight...I am happy with that though, my only concearn is it alright to have a loose movement everyday? It does not bother me because it makes me feel cleaned out...Has anyone else has the same?

Thu, 20 Mar 2014

I was prescribed Amitiza, 8 mcg, twice a day chronic constipation. After 2 weeks, absolutely no improvement. Was told to add Miralax and maybe passed a small BM in the morning. Was told to increase to 24 mcg twice a day. Have been doing this plus using Miralax on and off and absolutely no improvement. So, have been on this fir a month. A few days ago, felt tightness in my chest and throat and notified the doctor. Was told to stay on med but contact my OCP to get an EKG done!! Prior to this, was instructed to do a Miralax/Ducolax cleanse, which I have not had time to do yet having the need to go out the following day. I have chronic dry mouth and it seems worse. Have bloating terribly. This is a specialist at Stanford that has prescribed this! Why do they keep telling me to stay on it and give it time to work? It's been a month! I want off this drug but don't know of an alternative.
Can't say it has helped me one bit and I just don't feel well.

Tue, 02 Apr 2013

I have been taking Amitiza for about 18 monts this go around. I tried it once before several years ago and did not like the side efects. The constipation got so bad that I became William g to do whatever. My dr prescribed me 2-24mcg a day. I started out on this regiment with not very good success. I would cramp and my stomach would feel full and not have a BM. I cut it back to one a day. As soon as I get up in the morning I take a pill with a cup of coffee. The. I drink bottled water until I have a BM. I don't eat anything before I do any of this bc it seems to have an effect on how the medicine works on me. My BM is usually not solid, though occasionally it is. It took me a while to get used to the medicine, but I stuck with it and am glad I have because at this point I don't know what I would do. Take the med on an empty stomach and hydrate yourself well,, it should work wonders. The only side effect I deal with now is occasional shortness of breath.

Sat, 14 May 2011

My daughter (17) started with 8mcgs 2 x daily for 1 week - no results - still very constipated. Dr. then switched her to 24 mcg 2x daily w/2 dulcolax. She moved her bowels with violent diarrhea foraboutn3 days, then it stopped. All along her symptoms of nausea and cramping everytime she ate any type of food persisted.
She stopped the Amitiza on her own accord and just used the dulcolax and moved her bowels. The side effects of flushness of face, exhaustion, and overall "illness" within 4 days of using this drug was not worth it.
This is not a drug to be experimented with as the side effects can be immediate and chronic.

Wed, 22 Apr 2009
I I am an 18 yr old female, whowas given samples of Amitiza by my GI. I took as he told me to. I have been taking for about 1 week, I have had the following side effects: Nausea, chest tightening, difficulty breathing, severe headaches, severe dizziness, full body aches, jumpy heart rate, diffuculty breathing and fainting. Last night at around 10:20 pm, AMR was called to my car where I was unresponsive to voice and touch, I awoke about 3 min later disoriented and scared. Thank goodness I was sitting in my car and not moving. My mom was called and I was taken to the ER , where all my tests were normal( blood and EKG). The Doc said his best guess was the med after he done some research and to quit taking it. My mom called my GI the next morning to let him know, she talked to the nurse and was told not to take it. This drug is HORRIBLE!!!
Tue, 11 Nov 2008
I have been taking Amitiza for a few months with some good effect, although the side effects are not worth it. I've generally felt low, sick to the stomach, and have started to get itchy/tingly skin which my allergist says is from something systemic, not external. I don't know why else I would be experiencing these unpleasant symptoms, so I stopped taking it today.
Fri, 14 Nov 2008
Have been taking ABILIFY for about 3 years and became a compulsive gambler. Please email me and let me know if anyone else have the side efect. Thanks, Bridgett Simon
Fri, 28 Nov 2008
I suffer with IBS-C and my doctor recently prescribed Amitiza. It worked the first 2 weeks. However, the 3rd week I experienced side effects that sent me to the ER. I was awakened with a terrible, debilitating pain in my left groin and thought I had a blood clot. The ER found nothing and chalked it up to muscle spasms! I began to notice the side effects of nauseau, shortness of breath, sharp headaches, muscle spasms, gas, itching, bloating, lower back pain,and the worse of all SEVERE ABDOMINAL PAIN. I began to research the side effects of this drug on-line and discovered that most people who took this drug experienced the sme effects. I thanked God that people took the time to write about their side effects and post them. Someone understands!!! I discontinued taking Amitiza. My colonologist suggest removing my large intestine. I think that's a little drastic, but with all the pain I suffer, I might consider this. Isthere any other hope?
Tue, 28 Sep 2010
Was prescribed Amitiza for chronic constipation by gastro dr. After taking for appx one month, began to feel tired and experience hair loss. Spoke w/ gastro dr about this and he insisted I get back on the med and stated that I should see my pcp and said the Amitiza did not cause this. The following week I was getting dressed one morning and remember my hands began to itch bad, and then hands began to swell. My husband found me passed out on the bathroom floor and called 911. My BP was extremely low and skin was red (except for face, which was pale). Was admitted into hospital. Ulcer was found, however, GI dr was convinced that ulcer did not cause my passing out. After reading this page, I believe the Amitiza caused the fainting, swelling, redness and drop in BP - maybe even contributed to the ulcer. I am 41 year old female with no health problems at all, other than constipation and am on no other meds.
Tue, 16 Feb 2010
sore abdomin and diarrhea 3x's a day
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