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7.3/10 Average Rating

236 Ratings with 252 User Reviews

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Reviews for Linzess to treat Constipation, Chronic

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"I'm suffering from IBS per say constipation all my life, been using OTC meds stool softeners, laxatives, teas, Linzess 145, for over a year now, yes sometimes it works sometimes not helping at all back to suppositories as needed, fiber etc. Definitely I GAINED so much weight now I need my Gastro visit to renew RX.....expensive copay PPO BCBS....I'm thinking stopping it and I might lose weight. In time just natural remedy........."

RN lactation counselor July 25, 2017

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"I have been taking this product for three days. My worst and only side effect now is that it makes me feel so tired. I can't take it in the morning so I have started trying it at night. Can't wake up very well in the am but it beats the pain I had before I started it. I was so impacted I could barely bend over."

   
7.0

Ibsqueen (taken for less than 1 month) July 24, 2017

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"Male 67 years. Drug was effective in 2 days. Take it at 6:00 am each day with big glass of water. Produces a BM within 1 hour. After taking for over 30 days, producing a watery stool. I am experimenting by taking every other day. Too soon to offer opinion."

Darwin2009 (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 21, 2017

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"Holy Hell! I suffer from chronic constipation, IBS and I have Diverticulosis. I tried fiber products that you mix with water, chia seed, every laxative and nothing worked "right". Laxatives gave me cramps and fiber gave me bloat. I took Linzess 145mcg and 30 mins later I literally exploded at least 8 times. Over a month I took it 2-3 times a week, couldn't handle daily. But I did lose pounds. From 142 to 128. It has helped me so much I love it! I've always been thin but my gut was growing. Problem solved. No more constipation! Highly recommend it, but stay close to a toilet."

   
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LovingIt (taken for 6 months to 1 year) July 17, 2017

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"When I take linzess it work best when you eat exactly a half hour after you take it and eat a lot of fiber. Linzess seems to not work if you miss a day. Got to take it daily."

   
6.0

Anonymous July 17, 2017

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"I have stayed alive with Linzess since 2012 when this wonderful drug hit market. This is my problem, as others have said, Linzess is highly susceptible to moisture. My 30 day prescription always works up to about day 20 then starts to fade and stop working near the end of the month. If some one with connection could only contact the drug company and tell them about this problem we are having and ask them to start selling this Rx in Blister pack 30 day packaging, it would make life a lot easier for us CIC folks."

north woods (taken for 5 to 10 years) July 14, 2017

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"Really works when all else fails. I would be lost without it. If you are really stopped up, you may need to add a stool softener too at east temporarily."

CA Hawk July 8, 2017

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"I'm a 45 yr old woman who has had IBS with chronic constipation for years. I've been dependent on laxatives for years mainly suppositories. Even strong laxatives have little effect on me. I hate taking meds and often just do not take care of my gut. Well that's all changing since I wound up at the ER last weekend with a terrible back up. I saw my GI Dr and he gave me some samples of linzess 290 mcg. I'm taking that every morning along with a probiotic, a stool softener and high fiber diet. It's only been 3 days but so far I've felt activity down there and had a BM yesterday morning and today. I still needed a suppository but I hope by this and probiotic and diet change i can be more regular."

   
9.0

My2kidsmomaz July 2, 2017

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"I have been on this medication for a while now. Without it I cannot go to the bathroom but with it I get diarrhea. It seems to mess with the consistency of my stool. It's good to feel cleaned out but it interrupts one's day and made me feel like I always had to be near a bathroom. It works (typically) within 2-3 hours. I wish that the 72 was a low enough dosage but it's not and amitiza is ironically also too strong yet no OTC remedies work well enough for me. Hopeful another solution will come with time"

   
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Annoyedbyconstipation June 23, 2017

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"I spoke with my doctor about constipation I am having on this diet. He walked me in the supply closet and handed me a sample of Linzess. I go to my desk and sit and start working away, about 30 minutes later my life would be forever changed. This medicine was made in the deepest, fiery depths of hell, this was a nuclear bomb I just swallowed. I am sure of it. As I am sitting at my desk and feel my stomach wrenching and bending as if someone was hand washing my colon, every inch of it, then the sweat, as if I had just ran a half mile marathon in record time. I am sitting at my desk still thinking it could not be this medicine I literally just took it 34 minutes ago I kept thinking. How can one pill in 34 minutes solve a lifelong problem? I will tell you how because satan himself is in this capsule. I immediately run to the bathroom because once again someone is hand washing every inch of my intestine..Oh Lord make the pain go away, and then he answered...The gates to hell opened up and it all began, I sat in a bathroom all day in periodic episodes for a total of 23 times. Please friends beware, I have warned you don't trust a medicine that can cure a lifelong problem in 30 minutes. I even heard my physician do a evil giggle as I scurried into the bathroom. I truly believe it was payback for my extended lunches."

   
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Handwashed (taken for less than 1 month) June 22, 2017

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"I am a 21 year old female who suffers with IBS-C. Before this medication I would only go to the bathroom about once a week or sometimes go two weeks. I have been in Linzess 145mg for a week now and it has changed my life forever! My doctor prescribed me to take it in the morning with 2 fiber gummies 30min before breakfast. I now go to the bathroom twice a day! My cramps are not bad and go away once I use the bathroom. I don't get any dizziness. I almost did not take this medication because of the negative reviews but I'm glad I looked passed it! Ask you doctor for coupons as well, I got a coupon for a 90 day supply for $30. Good luck!"

   
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T.B (taken for less than 1 month) June 20, 2017

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"I am on day two of Linzess 145 mcg. for chronic constipation. Taking one in the morning on an empty stomach with 16 oz of water, then eating half hour later, oatmeal or toast. I am pleased with the results, and have not had any of the negative things other reviewers have mentioned. Sadly, I almost let the negative reviews keep me from even trying this medication, so glad I decided to see for myself and tried it. I already feel better after day two and am looking forward to tomorrow so I can take it again! Of course you will have diarrhea, at least until your body adjusts. But so what? It's much better than constipation! One negative though is how costly this drug is if you do not have an insurance prescription program. If you are thinking about trying Linzess, please don't be discouraged by the negative reviews, at least give it a try and see how it works for you. Again, I'm only on day two, but I'm pretty sure this drug and I are going to be best friends forever!"

Cat3 (taken for less than 1 month) June 17, 2017

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"So I took one yesterday and nothing happened. Took one today around 4ish. Around 6pm I started to have severe gas and bloating. My stomach has been bubbling since 6pm it is now 1am and I have been having explosive diarrhea since 7pm. Just want to go to sleep on the toilet. My butt is raw now and my stomach is bubbling now as I type. I counted seven trips to the bathroom. Good luck to anyone who takes this."

S.j (taken for less than 1 month) June 14, 2017

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"I have IBS, hiatal hernia and diverticulosis. Sometimes linzess does not work I have to take stool softners everyday to have relief."

   
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Gizmo415 (taken for 2 to 5 years) June 11, 2017

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"I have suffered from chronic constipation for well over 10 years, I have just started using linzess for 2 weeks and I had my first bowel movement without an enema or without milk of magnesia or Senna the second day of using it , (in 10) years even though most of it has been diarrhea, I would rather have diarrhea then to not use the bathroom for up to 10 days get deathly ill and have to go to the ER. Linzess so far has been wonderful, I feel much better. The nausea and stomach pain has reduced dramatically! I am thinking if I take linzess every other day instead of every day it will not be diarrhea but will be a regular stool so we will see how that goes. Two thumbs up to this medication."

   
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Meesh meesh June 11, 2017

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"I have been taking linzess for three weeks. I have to get off it..I have been having terrible head pain. Feels more like I'm having vessel problems. I'm not going to risk having an aneurysm for a pill. I was scared this morning as the pain was almost unbearable."

   
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sherkh June 9, 2017

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"This drug caused me pain and blood in stool. It provided no benefit for me. I will never take this drug again."

   
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jamie1000 June 9, 2017

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"I have been on the medication for the last 7 days for chronic constipation and gastrointestinal pain. It has produced daily bowel movements in the form of diarrhea or very loose stools. However, it has also resulted in unbearable abdominal and intestinal pain, nausea, gas, disintention, bloating, inability to eat, intestinal gurgling and intestinal spasms that last 12 full hours after taking this medication. I was so hopeful that this would be effective and it has produced daily stools (diarrhea and loose stools) but at the compromise of feeling 10x's worse than I have felt not have any bowel movements or minimal bowel movements before taking this medication."

   
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Mellie 39 June 3, 2017

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"I'm a 25 year old female who has had BMs every 7-9 days since I was 10 with no real answers. I had tried everything, nothing worked. I did not feel the sensation of "needing to go" despite the pain and discomfort in my abdomen and could only have a BM if I removed it myself with manual disimpaction. This was, of course, disgusting and very inconvenient. It eventually became normal for me and I had almost given up at ever finding treatment. I started taking Linzess 290 mcg nearly two weeks ago. Nothing happened for six days, and then I had a small, well-formed BM. I never had any explosive diarrhea that many others experience with this medication. My BMs are now every 1-2 days, small, and still sometimes have to be removed manually."

   
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Heidimo (taken for less than 1 month) May 22, 2017

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"l took linzess this morning. l had taken linzess a long time ago and it had stopped working for me then. My doctor wanted me to try it again. Does not help at all. Now l am bloated and no bowel movement too. l know l have IBS but l tried this again to help me have bowel movements without worry. l will not try this again!!"

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) May 19, 2017

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"I am 40+ female! I thought I was going to live in misery the rest of my life! I had bowel movements every 3-5 days! I had so much bloating! I was cranky and had very little energy! I had constant pain in my back under my ribs! Since taking linzess, all of that is gone and I have had a bowel movement everyday! My energy is so much better! I am a different person! Thankful to God!"

   
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Stacart (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 2, 2017

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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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