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Side Effects of Lubiprostone

Common side effects of lubiprostone include nausea, diarrhea, and headaches. Although most people have no problems with the drug, it can cause serious side effects that require prompt medical attention. Make sure to notify your healthcare provider right away if you develop severe or persistent diarrhea or any signs of an allergic reaction. In most cases, however, lubiprostone side effects are easy to treat.

An Introduction to Side Effects of Lubiprostone

Just like any medicine, lubiprostone (Amitiza®) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medication will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects of lubiprostone do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with lubiprostone. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of lubiprostone side effects with you.)
 

Lubiprostone Side Effects to Report

There are a number of possible side effects with lubiprostone that you should report to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
  • Severe or persistent diarrhea
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
 
    • A rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling of the lips or mouth
    • Wheezing or difficulty breathing
    • Difficulty swallowing.
 
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