I have tried amatiza a year ago and was too violent then eventually didn't go. And I can't go a day without having a BM or I will be miserable in pain. Took the 145 for the first time today and didn't go enough so tonight am hurting. Can I take 2 of the 145's to make the 290 strength? I have been on dulcolax, and many other laxatives and have gottn to where I have to take double what I used to to get the relief I need.
Linzess is a good drug for constipation. If I were you I would add a few OTC stool softeners to your daily dose of 145mcg. What the drug company says is not needed because linzess should work one the first dose. Everyone I've dealt with on this drug (including myself) say it took 3-5 days for the full effect of the medicine to take place. After this short time period , you should only need the 145mcg w/ out the stool softeners ! However , I wouldn't "double" your dose without first consulting your physician ! I hope this helps, & good luck!
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