If Your Doctor Prescribes LINZESS for You, Remember to:
FILL your LINZESS prescription at your pharmacy right away. By filling your prescription, you may be on your way to relief. Store LINZESS at room temperature (68°F to 77°F), and keep your LINZESS in the bottle it comes in. Keep your LINZESS bottle tightly closed, in a dry place, and keep the desiccant (drying agent) in the bottle.
TAKE one capsule a day, every day, as directed by your doctor. Take LINZESS on an empty stomach, at least 30 minutes before your first meal of the day. Swallow LINZESS capsules whole. Do not break or chew the capsules. If you miss a dose, skip the missed dose. Just take the next dose at your regular time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time.
TALK to your doctor about how LINZESS is working for you. The more you tell your doctor, the better he or she can help you understand how LINZESS may help you manage your IBS-C or CIC symptoms.
Keep LINZESS out of the reach of children.
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). Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of LINZESS. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
In addition, 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.