The dose of this medication your healthcare provider recommends may vary, depending on a couple of factors, including:
- The reason you are taking it
- Side effects you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Linzess Dosage for more information.)
Side Effects of Linzess
As with any medicine, Linzess can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. Most people tolerate it quite well.
If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Some of the most common side effects of Linzess include but are not limited to:
- Abdominal (stomach) pain
(Click Linzess Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
At this time, there are no known drug interactions with this medication (see Linzess Drug Interactions).
Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
- An intestinal obstruction (a blockage of your bowel)
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Linzess and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Linzess and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Linzess Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)