LINZESS® (linaclotide) is a prescription medication used to treat irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC) in adults and functional constipation (FC) in children and adolescents 6 to 17 years of age. “Idiopathic” means the cause of the constipation is unknown. It is not known if LINZESS is safe and effective in children with functional constipation less than 6 years of age or in children with IBS-C less than 18 years of age.
IMPORTANT RISK INFORMATION
Before you take LINZESS, tell your doctor about your medical conditions, including if you are:
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
LINZESS can cause serious side effects, including diarrhea, which is the most common side effect and can sometimes be severe. Diarrhea often begins within the first 2 weeks of LINZESS treatment. Stop taking LINZESS and call your doctor right away if you get severe diarrhea during treatment with LINZESS.
Other common side effects of LINZESS in people with IBS-C and CIC include gas, stomach-area (abdomen) pain, and swelling, or a feeling of fullness or pressure in your abdomen (distention).
Call your doctor or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away if you develop unusual or severe stomach-area (abdomen) pain, especially if you also have bright red, bloody stools or black stools that look like tar.
These are not all the possible side effects of LINZESS. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
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