Linzess, also known as linaclotide, is designed to treat bowel problems which include irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and chronic constipation. Linzess also reduces some of the symptoms related to bowel issues.
Linzess Coupon (Discount Card)
Present the following information to your pharmacist to get your discount on Linzess.
When you visit the manufacturer’s website and enter your information, you may be eligible to receive a savings card. The savings card allows you to pay only $30 for your Linzess prescription. Certain restrictions may apply if you are eligible and registered for a savings card.
Linzess is designed to be used by adults who suffer from IBS with constipation (IBS-C) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC).
Linzess works by increasing the fluid in your intestines which can help create a more regular bowel movement. As the bowels improve symptoms related to IBS-C and CIC, such as bloating and abdominal pain may lessen or even disappear.
Dosage and Strength Options
Linzess is available in a capsule form and in three different strengths: 72 mcg, 145 mcg, and 290 mcg.
The recommended dose for adults with CIC is 72 mcg or 145 mcg once a day. 290 mcg is recommended for adults with IBS-C.
Linzess users should take the drug on an empty stomach and at least 30 minutes before the first meal of the day. Missed doses should not be doubled up, just take the next scheduled dose.
Users who have a hard time swallowing can open the capsule and add it to applesauce, water, or use it with a nasogastric or gastrostomy tube; talk to your doctor about specific directions or read the informational pamphlet.
Adults who take Linzess may experience little or no side effects. Some of the most common side effects (with more than two percent incidence rate) include diarrhea, abdominal pain, bloating, and flatulence.
Diarrhea often begins within the first two weeks of using Linzess, but you should stop taking the drug and call your doctor right away if the diarrhea is severe bloody stools or severe abdominal pain.
Before you start using Linzess, it’s important to talk to your doctor about any OTC products, medications, and herbal supplements that you take on a regular basis to see if they will negatively interact with linaclotide.
If you take Pramlintide, an anti-diabetic medication, you should avoid using Linzess.
Pregnant and nursing women may want to avoid using Linzess, especially before talking with their doctor and children under the age of six should never use linaclotide due to the risk of severe dehydration.
Adults with a history of intestinal blockage should avoid using Linzess; it’s always a good idea to discuss all of your health history with your doctor to determine if it’s the best drug for you and your condition.
Keep Linzess out of reach of children and store between temperatures of 59°F and 86°F (15°C and 30°C). Always keep the drug in its original container and protect from moisture (don’t remove the desiccant from the bottle).
Follow the packaging for details on expiration; talk with your doctor or pharmacist about the length of effectiveness of the medication after you open the packaging.
The generic form of Linzess is linaclotide. If you are looking for a suitable drug, which is similar to Linzess, for someone under the age of 18, consult your doctor. Other drugs are similar to Linzess which treat and relieve many of the same symptoms. Always take with your doctor to make sure you are using the best medication for your condition.
Some of the related drugs to Linzess include, but are not limited to: