LINZESS may relieve your IBS‑C or CIC symptoms by helping you feel less belly pain and have more frequent and complete bowel movements that are easier to pass.

Tips to help manage your symptoms.

If you're experiencing the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation (IBS‑C) or Chronic Idiopathic Constipation (CIC), the tips below may help you manage your symptoms, but by themselves may not provide the relief you need. LINZESS may help you manage your symptoms, although there is no known cure for IBS‑C or CIC.

IBS‑C Tips

There are several ways you can help manage your IBS‑C symptoms, some of which you may already be trying now:

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Make dietary changes:

Adding high-fiber foods, such as fruits, vegetables, beans, and bran flakes into your diet may help create softer stools that are easier to pass. Fried and fatty foods, along with alcohol and caffeinated beverages such as coffee and soda, may worsen IBS‑C symptoms and should be avoided. Eating large meals can also trigger IBS‑C symptoms. Eating smaller portions may help.

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Drink more water:

Staying hydrated may help with the symptoms of IBS‑C. It is important to drink 6-8 glasses of water per day.

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Increase exercise and reduce stress:

Practicing relaxation techniques and adding exercise to your daily routine may help relieve symptoms.

Over-the-counter laxatives and stool softeners:

These are approved to treat occasional constipation, but are not intended for long-term relief.

CIC Tips

There are several ways you can help manage your CIC symptoms, some of which you may already be trying now:

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Make dietary changes:

Adding high-fiber foods, such as fruits, into your diet may help create softer stools that are easier to pass.

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Drink more water:

Staying hydrated may help with the symptoms of CIC. It is important to drink 6-8 glasses of water per day.

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Increase exercise and reduce stress:

Practicing relaxation techniques and incorporating exercises such as yoga or walking into your daily routine may reduce stress and help relieve symptoms.

Over-the-counter laxatives and stool softeners:

These are approved to treat occasional constipation, but are not intended for long-term relief.

These tips alone may not provide the relief you need. Ask your doctor if LINZESS is right for you.

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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
  • 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.

Please also see Medication Guide within full Prescribing Information.

*This offer is valid only for patients with LINZESS prescriptions. Depending on insurance coverage, most eligible patients may pay as little as $30 per prescription fill for each of up to 12 prescription fills. Check with your pharmacist for your copay discount. Maximum savings limit applies; patient out-of-pocket expense may vary. Offer not valid for patients enrolled in Medicare, Medicaid, or other federal or state healthcare programs. This offer is not valid for cash‑paying patients. Please see full Program Terms, Conditions, and Eligibility Criteria on our Saving on LINZESS page.

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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
  • 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.

Please also see Medication Guide within full Prescribing Information.

*This offer is valid only for patients with LINZESS prescriptions. Depending on insurance coverage, most eligible patients may pay as little as $30 per prescription fill for each of up to 12 prescription fills. Check with your pharmacist for your copay discount. Maximum savings limit applies; patient out-of-pocket expense may vary. Offer not valid for patients enrolled in Medicare, Medicaid, or other federal or state healthcare programs. This offer is not valid for cash‑paying patients. Please see full Program Terms, Conditions, and Eligibility Criteria on our Saving on LINZESS page.