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7.3/10 Average Rating

223 Ratings with 231 User Reviews

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"I have been on this for about a week. After 20 years of complete idiopathic chronic constipation I had to take Mag Cit-rate or MOM every three days and wear a depends. It was necessary to stay alive and as I said 20 years (3 trips to Mayo Clinic and no help). I've not had any side effects that I am aware of yet. First morning I took it and had a bowel movement the next morning and it was a substantial and well formed movement. Later that night before bed, I had an urge and had another significant bowel movement. Second day same situation and had good bowel movement when I got up (within 2 hours). If this stays effective and no side effects emerge, my life has changed wonderfully forever. I could not travel before and had to wear a depends after magnesium as I never knew when I would get hit for about 16 hours. I have had no diarrhea with Linzess or bloating or pain. I hope prices go down or a generic occurs as I paid about $350.00 for 30 290mg capsules. Also, I pray that nothing occurs where this shows over time to have any negative side effects. I took Amitiza over 10 years ago and had agony and very poor results. I lost faith in all new drugs as they all panned out to have some serious problems so I waited on Linzess for over 5 years before trying it. No horror stories emerged and now, unless it stops working, I'm truly amazed after 20 + years of constant constipation. I didn't have over two or three Bm'S in 20 years without a magnesium product and they were getting more frequent for use with age. I'm happy to write this because I had given up and had considered having a colostomy or colectomy if I was a candidate. 10 stars for Linzess!"

   
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Hornbeak (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 31, 2017

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"Linzess 145mcg gave me explosive diarrhea for hours. I thought I must have eaten something bad so I waited a day and took Linzess again and about 2 1/2 hours later it happened again and lasted 5 hours. Obviously not for me. I strongly suggest you're at home the first time you take this just in case."

   
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goldengurl (taken for less than 1 month) March 29, 2017

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"I am 68 years old and a recently retired registered nurse. I have had problems off and on with irregularity most of my adult life. I used OTC laxatives sporadically and ate a lot of roughage. 6 months ago, I had a minimally invasive mitral valve repair, followed by a heart attack and stroke 6 days post-op, and an emergency cardiac stent. I had been prescribed Ativan for anxiety and Tramadol for pain as well as Amiodarone. All of these contributed to chronic constipation. A few months back, I thought I was having a bowel obstruction. My primary physician recently prescribed Linzess. Within hours, I experienced a bowel movement without STRAINING for the 1st time in 6 months. It was the best day I've had since last August."

   
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Gratefuljcc March 29, 2017

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"With being on this medicine in a day and a half I am experiencing chronic diarrhea it is horrible I will not take this medicine no more I did not know no side effects until I Googled for side effects."

   
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Dustyroe March 27, 2017

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"I took the 145 mcg for chronic constipation. It worked ok for a week then I didn't have a bowel movement for a couple of days, then diarrhea one day and regular movement the next. I got a lot of gas and flatulence. Within a month it stopped working so I contacted my doctor. He said to take 2 capsules equal to 290 mcgs. I got diarrhea for 2 days, then no bowel movement then some normal movement. More gas pains and flatulence. Very disappointed with the medication. Doesn't really work as advertised. I will tell my doctor about it when I see him for my follow up. This medication sucks."

   
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BamBamFrogette (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 25, 2017

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"This medication has been a great for me. I take it every morning (the lowest dose) on an empty stomach when I first wake up. I have had many years of chronic constipation and have tried MANY different things. This is the only thing that has really worked for me. Fortunately, I have not had the diarrhea issues that some people have reported. My doctor did say this can be a side effect for some. For others like me, it has worked great. Like any medication, there is always the chance you may have side effects and have to discontinue it. I think it's worth trying to see if it's right for you if you have had years of constipation that has effected your quality of life."

   
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Sunny246 March 23, 2017

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"I can truly say this medication has changed my life! I have had years of constipation and used suppositories and Mirilax on a regular basis. Other oral medications were too harsh and cause me to throw up. I tried Linzess a year go and I didn't give myself enough time to adjust to the medication, lots of diarrhea. But my doctor encouraged me to try again and commit to it for a few weeks. Sure enough the side effects tapers off and things are mostly regular . It is very expensive and my doctor had to go through hoops to get the medication approved by my insurance."

   
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Craziercatlady March 17, 2017

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"I've been using linzess 290 for a couple of years off and on because if stops working after a couple of months. I started it again and I'm finishing up my 2nd bottle and nothing. No results whatsoever. I use enemas a couple times a week and all I can get out are hard, round, tiny, rock like poop is all I get. I don't know what else to do."

   
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KLVD March 9, 2017

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"I suffer with cc frequently. Until Linzes the only relief was magnesium citrate. I use it more on a as needed basis as it frequently brings on a watery stool for a few hours after taking for a couple days. It has brought my cc into a manageable situation. There can be slight lower back discomfort when the watery stool occurs but it prevents all the abdominal pain associated with my cc."

   
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Crifdog March 4, 2017

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"Took Linzess for one month. Side effect is diarrhea so I stayed close to bathroom. Diarrhea tapered off. On day 31 diarrhea hit hard all day. I don't like the severe diarrhea. I skipped one dose and bowel movement was normal."

   
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Catt73338888 (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 24, 2017

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"I have suffered from constipation for years. Only going about once a month, usually brought on by menstrual cramps. I've been in and out of the ER having them clean me out. Nothing seemed to work. And this works way too well. I take one pill and about 3 hours later I have ungodly diarrhea for the next few hours. I'm not complaining it takes away the pain and the bloating and the miserable from the constipation. But I have no idea how people would take one capsule every day. Once I've taken a capsule and have the diarrhea for a few hours I seem to not have any trouble for a few months. The doctor had originally give me samples enough for 30 day supply. But I've only had to use 5 in the last year."

SLO going (taken for 6 months to 1 year) February 9, 2017

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"I have had positive experience with Miralax, but I'm not supposed to use that long term. I tried Linzess for 2 weeks. I wound up with constipation, hemorrhoids, blood, and pain. Not fun! I'm back with what works for me. Linzess was a waste of my time. I'm now gun shy to try anything else."

   
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Psycho 1 (taken for less than 1 month) February 4, 2017

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"Has been a wonder drug for me! Have suffered from extreme constipation for years. Now have a regular bowel movement about 2 hrs after I take it. Took about 2 weeks to work so give it some time! Have never had the diarrhea side effect."

   
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Karenburkeh (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 28, 2017

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"It does not work for me. Has anyone else ever realized that capsule is empty or is it just my bottles I open the capsule up I am on one45 MCG one to two times daily I quit taking it because it was not working I started back on it 6 days ago then today open the capsule and realized there is nothing in it!"

   
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arnau January 22, 2017

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"I got these as samples from my doctor for constipation, these pills worsened my anxiety. I started feeling very nervous and shaking, after two days of taking these I realized it was these pills that triggered my anxiety. Plus I didn't noticed them help with my constipation. Maybe if I would have taken them longer they would have helped."

   
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Unknown95 January 22, 2017

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"I immediately began bleeding from my rectum after taking this medication. It was painful and I had to be rushed to the emergency room. I don't recommend anyone taking this medication."

   
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richard taylor (taken for less than 1 month) January 5, 2017

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"After suffering ulcerative colitis for almost 20 yrs (bleeding, occasional diarrhea) But regular daily BMs, I suddenly just stopped going. Period. I tried OTC laxatives, diet change, water, etc. nothing worked but several glycerin suppositories a few mornings a week. My gastric had me try Linzess which works - I take it when I wake about 6AM about 3 days a Wk when I can be home until at least mid AM. It usually works within 2 1/2 hrs. I might try it at night."

   
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GoNo with Colitis (taken for 1 to 2 years) January 1, 2017

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"Linzess works great for me. If you are going too much when you take it once a day, cut back by taking it every other day and that should help the diarrhea too. If you are still having too much diarrhea, take it every third day. I would be glad I wasn't constipated any more!!!! Not going is worse than diarrhea any day. Hopes this info helps. "

   
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Bonjovismirk (taken for 6 months to 1 year) December 31, 2016

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"I'm Classic IBS - C. Haven't had a normal bowel movement in years. I have tried everything and have seen leading specialists in Los Angeles. I've tried soluble fiber, gluten free, FODMAPS, stool softeners, drugs such as bentyl, desipramine...nothing works. A leading specialist at UCLA prescribed Linzess. I started with the 145mg dose - nada - then went to 290 and it was a storm!!! The first time I took it I thought I would have to go to the ER I was so sick. After a taking it for a few months the pain got less, but it still gives me explosive, violent diarrhea that can last up to 3 to 4 hours. I take it about twice a week, it's the lesser of two evils theory. I take it at bed time and if I'm lucky I wake around 4 am and go until about 7."

   
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Mr IBS (taken for 2 to 5 years) December 17, 2016

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"On day 18 I take linzess 290 as prescribed every morning and still go days without a bm or when it does work, I have to go all day. I also have a constant belly ache. The doctor said it should even out after 3 to 4 weeks. I won't be able to find out as I can't afford it as it costs over $300, and that is with the linzess coupon that claims you pay only $30! What a scam"

   
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coolheidi (taken for less than 1 month) December 14, 2016

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"I'm a 49 yrs. woman and I have a different situation than most. I have ICC. Mine is caused by a rare auto- immune liver disease. I have stage 4 scarring of the bile ducts that run through my liver. The enzymes try to get to the food to help digest but it runs into a scarred liver. The process of breaking down food takes so long for me that food just doesn't move fast enough. That's how I get backed up and so distended in my belly.I look 6mo. pregnant sometimes. I can't say enough about Linzess. It's helped me so much. I have to take my dose at night so I can be close to the bathroom as many times as I need to be..Usually within 2-4 hours, I hear gurgling, nothing painful and yep..time to go...Lol! I'm thrilled and feel so much better!"

   
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LisaAIHICCPBC (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 10, 2016

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"I have been taking linzess for a few months now. I have diarrhea almost every day which most times leads to accidents. I went to my GI specialist and she suggested i take IB Gard to help with the diarrhea. I am tired of having diarrhea every day and not knowing when its gonna come. I go to work and I still have accidents at work it's embarrassing and disgusting. I have not have any help with bloating or stomach pain. I was on 145 of linzess but that didn't work very well so the doctor put me on 290 it just makes me feel miserable."

   
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tiffum December 9, 2016

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"Only gave LInzess an 8 because just don't know yet - it's too early to give it an educated rating. I have taken Linzess only twice. I took it last Friday and I went to the bathroom for 3-4 hours. It was like a colonoscopy prep. I fasted on Saturday (as I do twice a week) so I didn't take one. Sunday I went to a Christmas party and was afraid to take one. Monday I had workers here working in and around the bathrooms so I didn't take one. Finally, yesterday I took one yesterday and I experienced cramps and small hard stools several times that came out like an explosion. Not going to give up yet. Going to take another today. If I have to stay home for a few days and condition myself I will do it. Have had constipation all my life."

   
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Dideep (taken for less than 1 month) December 7, 2016

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"I take my linzess every morning as prescribed but yet I still get constipated I can go 3-4 days without having a movement even though I'm taking linzess"

   
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Tzx (taken for 1 to 2 years) December 4, 2016

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"So I have been constipated since I was an infant. Only the colonoscopy bowel preps would ever give me a full bowl movement.. I would drink that magnesium citrate when I got to bloated and uncomfortable. My GI dr gave me some Linzess samples to try. I used Miralax at night and Linzess in the morning. On the first day, my body was shocked and my bowels ejected lol... the second day I was constipated again. Third day, small bowel movement. I am hoping it will help with my abdominal pain and bloat and I am sick of being in constant pain and discomfort."

   
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RebekahO (taken for less than 1 month) December 3, 2016

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