Information about Lubiprostone

Lubiprostone Uses

Lubiprostone is used in the treatment of constipation and irritable bowel syndrome.

How Lubiprostone works

Lubiprostone increases the secretion of fluids in the intestine, which in turn increases the motility of the intestine, thereby making the stool soft and easier to pass.

Common side effects of Lubiprostone

Abdominal distension, Abdominal pain, Diarrhea, Flatulence, Headache, Nausea
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Available Medicine for Lubiprostone

LubowelSun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
115 to ₹4155 variant(s)

Expert advice for Lubiprostone

  • Lubiprostone should be taken with food to avoid stomach upset.
  • Do not skip any dose and finish the complete course as suggested by the doctor.
  • It may cause diarrhea. Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration while taking this medicine. 
  • It is not recommended to the patient suffering from severe diarrhea.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for 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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