LINZESS isn’t a laxative. It’s a once-daily pill that can help proactively manage symptoms of IBS-C and CIC, including belly pain and overall abdominal symptoms* (pain, discomfort, and bloating) associated with IBS-C.
LINZESS was the first approved treatment in a class of drugs that work differently than other medications. It acts locally in the intestine and is thought to work in 2 ways:
Calms pain-sensing nerves**
Accelerates bowel movements
*Abdominal symptoms were studied in combination, not individually.**This was seen in animal studies, and the relevance to humans is not known.
Prescribed LINZESS for IBS-C
WHEN CAN I EXPECT TO START SEEING MY SYMPTOMS IMPROVE WITH LINZESS?
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.HOW TO TAKE LINZESS
*Abdominal symptoms were studied in combination, not individually.