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HEALTHY ROUTINES TO MAKE THE MOST OF
YOUR TREATMENT

Sticking to a routine and establishing realistic goals may help you manage the symptoms of
IBS-C (Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation) and CIC (Chronic Idiopathic Constipation).

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OTC and Prescription Treatments

Get a closer look at how some of the most common OTCs work and learn more about prescription treatment LINZESS.

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Tackling IBS-C Triggers

Once you know what causes flare-ups, you can avoid those triggers, find exciting substitutions, and make the most of your treatment.

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Keeping in Touch with Your Doctor

It’s important to have clear and honest conversations with your doctor. Get tips to make the most of your next appointment.

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We can help you manage your IBS-C or CIC symptoms.

LINZESS is a once-daily pill that’s proven to treat multiple symptoms of IBS-C. It helps you have more frequent and complete bowel movements and helps relieve constipation and overall abdominal symptoms* (belly pain, discomfort, and bloating) associated with IBS-C.

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IMPORTANT RISK INFORMATION

  • Do not give LINZESS to children who are less than 2 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).
  • 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, which is the most common side effect and 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.

USES

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.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

If you are having difficulty paying for your medicine, AbbVie and Ironwood may be able to help. Visit AbbVie.com/myAbbVieAssist to learn more.

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IMPORTANT RISK INFORMATION

  • Do not give LINZESS to children who are less than 2 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).