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TIPS FOR MANAGING CONSTIPATION

HOW HEALTHY HABITS MAY HELP CHRONIC CONSTIPATION SYMPTOMS

Experiencing symptoms of IBS-C or CIC? Establishing healthy diet and lifestyle habits could help with symptom management. These habits alone may not provide the relief you need, so you may want to add LINZESS as a daily treatment.

HEALTHY DIET & LIFESTYLE TIPS

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Make dietary changes. Adding high-fiber foods such as fruits, vegetables, beans, and bran flakes to your diet may help create softer stools that are easier to pass.

Fried and fatty foods, along with alcohol and caffeinated beverages like coffee and soda, may worsen your symptoms and should be avoided. Consuming large meals can also trigger symptoms—eating smaller portions may help.

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Drink more water. Staying hydrated may help with your symptoms. 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.

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LINZESS IS THE #1 PRESCRIBED IBS-C/CIC BRANDED TREATMENT

LINZESS is a once-daily prescription treatment for adults with Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation (IBS-C) or Chronic Idiopathic Constipation (CIC).

HOW LINZESS CAN HELP
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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).