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When and How to Take It

Some general considerations for those taking lubiprostone include the following:
  • The medication comes in capsule form. It is usually taken by mouth twice daily with food and water.
  • Make sure to swallow the capsules whole. Do not chew or open them.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Lubiprostone will not continue to work if you stop taking it.

Is a Generic Version Available?

Currently, lubiprostone is not available in generic form (see Generic Amitiza for more information).

Who Makes Lubiprostone?

Brand-name lubiprostone is made by Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.

Strengths of Lubiprostone

Lubiprostone capsules come in the following strengths:
  • Lubiprostone 8 mcg
  • Lubiprostone 24 mcg.
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