Suffering from constipation with belly pain, straining, and incomplete bowel movements again and again? Check if it could be more than occasional constipation by answering 5 quick questions.
Select all the symptoms you may be experiencing.
You've experienced these symptoms for:
How many ?
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.
Talk to your doctor about IBS-C
(Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation)
IBS-C is defined as belly pain (abdominal pain) with constipation. Other IBS-C symptoms can include infrequent and incomplete bowel movements, straining, hard stools, 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.
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 works differently than laxatives. It helps relieve belly pain and lets you have more frequent and complete bowel movements.
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.
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, 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.