Once you’ve been prescribed LINZESS, it’s important to stay on top of your treatment: If you stop taking your medication, your symptoms could return in about a week. Take the medication as recommended by your doctor and keep them informed about your experience with LINZESS.
… EVERY DAY
For LINZESS to work best, take it every day. This is different from over-the-counter laxatives, which are often taken as needed.
When LINZESS is taken daily, constipation relief is typically felt in about 1 week. IBS-C patients may begin to experience relief of belly pain and overall abdominal symptoms* (pain, discomfort, and bloating) in about 1 week, with symptoms typically improving over 12 weeks.
*Abdominal symptoms were studied in combination, not individually.
… ONCE A DAY If you miss a dose, take your dose as usual the following day. Do not take 2 doses at the same time to make up for a missed dose.
… ON AN EMPTY STOMACH Take your pill, as prescribed by your doctor, at least 30 minutes before your first meal of the day.
… WITH APPLESAUCE OR WATER, IF NECESSARY If you have trouble swallowing capsules, carefully open the LINZESS capsule and sprinkle all of the LINZESS beads onto applesauce or into 1 oz. (30mL) of water.
WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING LINZESS
Want to get off to the right start with LINZESS? Watch this short video where Dr. Darren Brenner shares 4 key points about how to take LINZESS and what to expect in terms of symptom relief and common side effects.
“The purpose of this short video is to provide you with some important clinical information that may assist you in achieving a successful outcome when taking LINZESS.”
Dr. Darren Brenner,
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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HOW TO STORE LINZESS
Remember to store LINZESS at room temperature (68°F-77°F). It's important to keep LINZESS in the bottle it comes in. Keep the LINZESS bottle tightly closed, in a dry place, and leave the desiccant (the drying agent that looks like a small cloth packet) in the bottle. Keep LINZESS out of the reach of children.
Please see Medication Guide for full instructions.