Linzess (Linaclotide)

Known as Constella in the UK

Prescription medicineOnly Available By Prescription

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Description

Linzess is a guanylate cyclase C agonist indicated in adults for the treatment of Irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC).

Directions

IBS-C - Take 290mcg orally once daily. CIC - Take 145mcg orally once daily. Take on a empty stomach, at least 30 minutes prior to the first meal of the day.

Ingredients

Linaclotide

Cautions

For elderly patients, although no dose adjustment is required the treatment should be carefully monitored and periodically re-assessed Linzess is contraindicated for patients with known or suspected mechanical gastrointestinal obstruction. Should prolonged (e.g. more than 1 week) or severe diarrhoea occur, medical advice should be sought and temporary discontinuation of linaclotide until diarrhoea episode is resolved may be considered.

Side Effects

Side effects which are common for Linzess include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach ache or discomfort
  • Bloating
  • Gas
  • Headache
  • Sinus pain or sneezing
The side effects of Linzess are not confined to the list above; other effects can occur too. Remember that your pharmacist or doctor has mediated that the benefits of this medication are higher than the risk of side effects while recommending it to you. Consult your doctor if you experience any side effects or feel discomfort.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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