LINZESS isn’t a laxative. It’s a once-daily capsule that can help you proactively manage symptoms of chronic constipation, including belly pain and overall abdominal symptoms 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
*This was seen in animal studies, and the relevance to humans is not known.
“After about a week of being on LINZESS, my bowel movements became more regular… and then, my pain started to subside.”
Diagnosed with IBS-C in 2010
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 belly pain and overall abdominal symptom relief in about 1 week, with symptoms typically improving over 12 weeks.HOW TO TAKE LINZESS