Linzess Helps Treat the Following Conditions:
Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation
Irritable bowel syndrome is a chronic disorder of the large intestine. It manifests in stomach pain, cramping, bloating, and gas. It may also cause diarrhea or constipation. It is not known what causes irritable bowel symptom. There is no cure for this condition, though therapies and medications can help patients manage it.
Chronic Idiopathic Constipation
Constipation is one of the most common gastrointestinal complaints. A person suffers from constipation if they have three or less bowel movements per week. As the name suggests, chronic idiopathic constipation is a condition that is chronic and has no known cause.
While it is not known what creates this problem, several factors play a role. These include less fluid or fiber in the diet, changes in water balance, or loss of mobility of the colon.
Marketed Internationally as Constella
In some countries, Linzess is sold under the brand name Constella.
Linzess Active Ingredient
Linzess contains the active ingredient linaclotide, which increases the level of fluids in the intestines and thus helps speed up the movement of food through the gut.
Generic Linzess Alternative
Generic alternatives to Linzess are not yet available on this website.
General Drug Information
What is Linzess and What Is It Used For?
Linzess is prescribed to patients who suffer from constipation with an unknown cause, or as a result of irritable bowel syndrome. It helps to improve stool texture and lessen constipation symptoms. Patients experience less bloating, discomfort, and abdominal pain.
Usage and Application
Linzess should be taken exactly as prescribed by a doctor. Dosage depends on the patient’s medical condition and response to treatment. Before sourcing Linzess online, please read the medication guide prescribed by your doctor or pharmacist.
Linzess is usually taken once daily by mouth. Patients should take the medication on an empty stomach at least 30 minutes before their first meal of the day.
Swallow the capsules whole. Do not break or chew them.
Patients who have trouble swallowing the capsule may open it and mix the contents into a teaspoonful of applesauce. Swallow the mixture immediately without chewing. Do not save any of the mixture for future use.
It is possible to empty the capsule into an ounce of water. Patients should swirl the mixture for 20 seconds and drink right away. To ensure you receive the full dose, add another ounce of water to the empty cup, swirl for 20 seconds and drink.
This water mixture may also be administered via a stomach feeding tube. Patients should ask their doctor or pharmacist for more details about this administration route.
Patients should use Linzess regularly to get the most benefit from it. To prevent forgetting, take it at the same time each day.
Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
Considerations Before Taking Linzess
Before starting treatment, patients need to discuss the possibility of allergic reactions to Linzess. It is vital to discuss the patient’s medical history, especially relating to stomach or intestinal blockage.
Before surgery or dental procedures, patients should inform their doctor or dentist of all the prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, and herbal products that they are taking.
During pregnancy, Linzess should only be used when clearly needed. Women should discuss the risks and benefits with their doctor.
It is not known whether this medication passes into breast milk. Nursing mothers should consult their doctor before breastfeeding.
Delayed and Omitted Doses
Patients who miss a dose of Linzess should skip their missed dose and proceed as usual. Patients should not double up on the dose to catch up.
Other Medications and Linzess
Drug interactions may change the way Linzess works, increasing the risk of side effects. Before starting treatment, patients need to discuss the full list of medications and supplements they are taking with their doctor.
Patients should not change their dose or stop taking this medication unless their physician advises them to do so.
Some medications – like the diabetes medication pramlintide – can interact negatively with Linzess.
This document does not contain a full list of all possible interactions. Please consult with your physician before buying Linzess online.
Most patients are able to use Linzess safely.
Side effects include diarrhea, bloating, gas, and stomach pain. Consult your doctor if any of these effects persist or worsen.
In the event they experience severe diarrhea, patients should stop taking Linzess and immediately alert their doctor.
Serious allergic reactions to Linzess are rare, yet patients should be aware of allergic symptoms such as rash, itching and swelling, severe dizziness, and trouble breathing.
How to Store Linzess
Linzess should be stored in its original container. Store at room temperature, away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep away from children and pets.
Unwanted medication should be disposed of properly. Linzess should never be poured into drains or flushed down the toilet. Patients should consult a pharmacist or their local waste disposal company to find out more about safe disposal methods.
Although Linzess coupons are available with other online pharmacies, customers will find that UDS prices are often much lower.
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