IMPORTANT RISK INFORMATION
- Don’t give LINZESS to youngsters who’re lower than 2 years of age. It might hurt them. LINZESS may cause extreme diarrhea and your baby might get extreme dehydration (lack of a considerable amount of physique water and salt).
- Don’t take LINZESS if a health care provider has advised you that you’ve a bowel blockage (intestinal obstruction).
Earlier than you’re taking LINZESS, inform your physician about your medical circumstances, together with in case you are:
- Pregnant or plan to develop into pregnant. It’s not identified if LINZESS will hurt your unborn child.
- Breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. You and your physician ought to determine if you’ll take LINZESS and breastfeed.
Inform your physician about all of the medicines you’re taking, together with prescription and over-the-counter medicines, nutritional vitamins, and natural dietary supplements.
LINZESS may cause critical unintended effects, together with diarrhea, which is the most typical facet impact and may typically be extreme. Diarrhea typically begins inside the first 2 weeks of LINZESS therapy. Cease taking LINZESS and name your physician straight away in case you get extreme diarrhea throughout therapy with LINZESS.
Different widespread unintended effects of LINZESS embody fuel, stomach-area (stomach) ache, swelling, or a sense of fullness or strain in your stomach (distension). Name your physician or go to the closest hospital emergency room straight away in case you develop uncommon or extreme stomach-area (stomach) ache, particularly in case you even have vibrant pink, bloody stools or black stools that seem like tar.
These should not all of the potential unintended effects of LINZESS. For extra data, ask your physician or pharmacist.
You’re inspired to report adverse unintended effects of prescribed drugs to the FDA. Go to www.fda.gov/medwatch or name 1-800-FDA-1088.
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