Linzess Not Working For Me

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Sheri Says:

I was on Amitiza 24 mcg twice a day and Miralax was switched to Linzess 3 weeks ago. I am having so many issues, feeling lightheaded a couple hours after taking it in the morning and very bloated and have not had a normal BM. A few days without anything and then diarrhea. I think I am going to switch to before dinner and take Miralax before bed. What is the opinion?

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Verwon Says:

This medication should be taken in the morning, at least half an hour, before ingesting anything else. The Side effects that you've experienced are listed as being normal ones, according to the FDA, you may also experience nausea, and stomach pain.

It is not as effective, if taken later in the day, after you've already eaten throughout the day, so it is best to follow the manufacturers instructions.

Is there anything else I can help with?

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Sarah Says:

Re: Verwon (# 1) Expand Referenced Message

Linzess——constipated for months...afraid to eat and Dr recommended Linzess and to stay by bathroom first few days...Not working at all? Why not take at night?

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Joanie Says:

Re: Sarah (# 2) Expand Referenced Message

I was wondering something, I started set an alarm for like 2am an take it then, its working a lil bit better. Like ever 3 or 4 days ill go to bathroom. Am on 290mg an have been for for about 8 days now.

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