Lubiprostone is indicated for the treatment of chronic constipation in adults. Lubiprostone is also used for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome in women. The drug increases luminal secretion to facilitate easier defecation.
History of mechanical GI obstruction. Pregnancy: Lubiprostone may be harmful to an unborn baby. Lubiprostone should be given to a pregnant woman. Confirm gestation with proper pregnancy tests before prescribing Lubiprostone. Special Precautions : Safety has not been established in pregnant women. Not to be used in patients with severe diarrhoea.
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