This medication treats chronic idiopathic constipation, irritable bowel syndrome with constipation. It is also used to treat constipation caused by narcotic (opiate-type) medications in people with ongoing pain due to medical conditions other than cancer.
Lubiprostone belongs to a class of drugs known as chloride channel activators that works by increasing the amount of fluid within your intestines, making the passage of stool easier.This medication may improve symptoms such as bloating and abdominal discomfort, improve stool texture, lessen the need to strain, and decrease the feeling of not completely relieving oneself.
How to use lubiprostone
Take this medication by mouth with food and water as directed by your doctor, usually twice daily. Swallow the medication whole. Do not break or chew the medication.
The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.
Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. Remember to take it at the same times each day.
You should talk to your doctor regularly about whether you still need this treatment.
Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.