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Physicians and patients should periodically assess the need for continued therapy.
Nausea, Dyspnea or Diarrhea
Instruct patients to take Amitiza twice daily with food and water to reduce the occurrence of nausea. Patients taking Amitiza may experience dyspnea within an hour of the first dose. Dyspnea generally resolves within 3 hours, but may recur with repeat dosing. Patients on treatment who experience severe nausea, dyspnea, or diarrhea should notify their physician.
Advise lactating women to monitor their human milk-fed infants for diarrhea while taking Amitiza [see Use In Specific Populations].
Last reviewed on RxList: 5/20/2013
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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