Hello, is it okay to switch randomly to Linzess on certain days when on a Amitiza cycle? I have stock of Linzess that no longer works, so I was prescribed Amitiza. (It does work sometimes). On days that I feel Linzess will work, and I am overhydrated and won't be in any hurry next morning, could I skip Amitiza for that day and used Linzess?
Linzess & Amitiza are both used for the treatment of chronic constipation but work in slightly different ways. They both increase fluid secretion in the intestine which softens the stools and increases movement in the intestine to encourage a bowel movement.
You should speak to your doctor regarding the idea of alternating treatments.
For more information please visit:
- Amitiza Information for Consumers
- Amitiza Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Amitiza (detailed)
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