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gut check

Experiencing constipation and abdominal symptoms like belly pain, discomfort, and bloating again and again? Answer 5 quick questions to get a personalized symptom summary that can help guide a conversation with your doctor.

Select all the symptoms you may be experiencing.

How long ago did you first start experiencing these symptoms?

To what extent do your symptoms impact you?

Select the number your bowel movements typically resemble.

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Select all the ways you've tried managing your symptoms.

Your gut check summary

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Talk to your doctor about IBS-C
(Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation)

IBS-Copen new window patients typically experience constipation with abdominal (belly) symptoms. Symptoms of IBS-C can include lumpy or hard stools, fewer than 3 bowel bowel movements a week, incomplete bowel movements, belly pain, discomfort, and bloating. Symptoms are long-lasting and keep coming back. Take this summary to your doctor and together, you can find a treatment that’s right for you.

I’ve been experiencing:
I’ve been experiencing these symptoms for:
My symptoms impact me:
My bowel movements are typically:
I’ve tried managing my symptoms by:

Start the conversation

It’s important to talk to your doctor about all of your symptoms. Only a doctor can determine whether they’re consistent with IBS-C. Together, you can decide if LINZESS® (linaclotide) may be right for you. LINZESS is a prescription medication for adults with IBS-C. LINZESS is not a laxative, and is proven to treat multiple symptoms of IBS-C. It helps you have more frequent and complete bowel movements and helps relieve overall abdominal symptoms—belly pain, discomfort, and bloating*.

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Type 1 stools resemble small, hard lumps.
Type 2 stools appear log-like but lumpy.
Type 3 stools appear log-like with surface cracks.
Type 4 stools appear smooth and snake-like.
Type 5 stools resemble soft blobs with clear-cut edges.
Type 6 stools appear fluffy with ragged edges.
Type 7 stools appear watery with no solid pieces.
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  • Do not give LINZESS to children who are less than 6 years of age. It may harm them. LINZESS can cause severe diarrhea and your child could get severe dehydration (loss of a large amount of body water and salt).
  • You should not give LINZESS to children 6 years to less than 18 years of age. It may harm them.
  • Do not take LINZESS if a doctor has told you that you have a bowel blockage (intestinal obstruction).

Before you take LINZESS, tell your doctor about your medical conditions, including if you are:

  • Pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if LINZESS will harm your unborn baby.
  • Breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. You and your doctor should decide if you will take LINZESS and breastfeed.

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Side Effects

LINZESS can cause serious side effects including diarrhea, the most common side effect, which 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 include gas, stomach-area (abdominal) pain, swelling, or a feeling of fullness or pressure in your abdomen (distension). Call your doctor or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away if you develop unusual or severe stomach-area (abdominal) 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.

What is LINZESS?

LINZESS® (linaclotide) is a prescription medication used in adults to treat irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS‑C) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC). "Idiopathic" means the cause of the constipation is unknown. It is not known if LINZESS is safe and effective in children less than 18 years of age.

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