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Composition FOR LUBOWEL

Lubiprostone(8 mg)

food interaction for LUBOWEL

alcohol interaction for LUBOWEL

pregnancy interaction for LUBOWEL

lactation interaction for LUBOWEL

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Lubowel 8 mg capsule with food.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Lubowel 8 mg capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR LUBOWEL

Lubiprostone(8 mg)

Uses

Lubowel 8 mg capsule is used in the treatment of constipation

How it works

Lubowel 8 mg capsule increases secretion of fluid in the intestines, which increases motility of the intestine, thereby facilitating the passage of stool.

Common side effects

Nausea, Headache, Dizziness, Palpitations, Edema, Dyspepsia, Abdominal pain, Abdominal distension, Increased sweating, Hot flushes, Diarrhoea, Flatulence, Breathlessness

COMMON DOSAGE FOR LUBOWEL 8 MG CAPSULE

Patients taking LUBOWEL 8 MG CAPSULE

  • 63%
    Twice A Day
  • 25%
    Once A Day
  • 13%
    Thrice A Day

SUBSTITUTES FOR LUBOWEL

No substitutes found

Expert advice FOR LUBOWEL

  • Lubiprostone should preferably be taken with meals to reduce symptoms of nausea.
  • Seek medical attention if you experience severe diarrhea, breathlessness (dyspnea) or difficulty in breathing, chest pain, tightness in chest during treatment.
  • You should be thoroughly examined to confirm the absence of obstruction (e.g. gall stones, hernia, Crohn's disease, diverticulitis, polyps, impacted bowel movement etc.) before starting lubiprostone treatment.
  • Lubiprostone is not recommended in children under 18 years of age.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions FOR LUBOWEL

Lubiprostone

Q. Is lubiprostone a steroid?
No. Lubiprostone does not have a chemical structure or mechanism of action similar to steroids.

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Content on this page was last updated on 12 January, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)