SIDE EFFECTS OF LINZESS
COMMON SIDE EFFECTS & WHAT TO DO IF THEY OCCUR
LET YOUR DOCTOR KNOW ABOUT ANY SIDE EFFECTS YOU MAY EXPERIENCE
LINZESS can cause serious side effects including diarrhea, which can sometimes be severe. Diarrhea is the most common side effect, and often begins within the first 2 weeks of treatment.
Stop taking LINZESS and call your doctor right away if you experience severe diarrhea while taking LINZESS.
Talk to a doctor about what to expect with treatment. Prepare for your talk with a doctor.
IN ADDITION TO DIARRHEA, OTHER COMMON SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE:
- Abdominal (belly) pain
- Swelling, or a feeling of fullness or pressure in your abdomen (distension)
Tell your doctor if you have any side effects that bother you or do not go away. These are not all of the possible side effects of LINZESS. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Go to the emergency room or call your doctor if you develop unusual or severe stomach-area (abdominal) pain, especially if you have bloody or black stools.
Keep LINZESS out of the reach of children.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
HOW IS LINZESS DIFFERENT FROM OTHER CONSTIPATION TREATMENTS?
LINZESS isn’t a laxative. It was the first approved treatment in a class of drugs that work differently than other medications.