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GET HELP FOR SYMPTOMS OF IBS-C & CIC TODAY

Don’t wait for your annual visit. If you’re experiencing symptoms of chronic constipation, ask a doctor about how to treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation (IBS-C) or Chronic Idiopathic Constipation (CIC) with LINZESS. Schedule an appointment with your doctor, connect with a doctor online, or search Zocdoc for a doctor’s office near you.

If you feel uncomfortable discussing your symptoms or aren’t sure how to describe them, take the 5-question Gut Check before your appointment. You’ll receive a personalized symptom summary that can help you make the most of your visit.

HOW CAN I ACCESS A DOCTOR ONLINE?

With telemedicine, you can talk to a doctor from the comfort and privacy of your home at a time you choose. You can connect with a doctor online in just a few steps:

  • 1 Answer a few simple questions.
  • 2 Connect directly to a licensed healthcare provider or schedule an appointment at your convenience.**
  • 3 If a prescription is written, you may pick it up from your local pharmacy.
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HOW DO I FIND A LOCAL DOCTOR?

Schedule a visit with a nearby doctor through Zocdoc, a free referral service that helps patients find doctors. With Zocdoc, you can:

  • 1 Find nearby doctors in your network.
  • 2 Browse doctor profiles, learn about their credentials, and read reviews written by real patients.
  • 3 Book an in-office or virtual appointment directly through the website or app.
FIND A LOCAL DOCTOR
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HOW TO PREP FOR YOUR DOCTOR’S APPOINTMENT

In order to help you find the right treatment, the doctor needs to know about all of your symptoms, how they’re affecting you, and what you’ve done to manage them.

The quick 5-question Gut Check helps summarize your symptoms. You can then use your summary as a conversation guide when speaking to the doctor, whether your appointment is online or in-office.

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IMPORTANT RISK INFORMATION

  • 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. It is not known if LINZESS passes into your breast milk.

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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IMPORTANT RISK INFORMATION

  • 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).