Linzess Weight Gain

81 Replies Updated

Conversation Starter

BA Says:
I was just prescribed Linzess for my IBS. I am wondering if others on this medicine have experienced wieght gain?

Showing Replies 1 - 20 of 81 RSS Feed

Page of 5    Next Page     Sorted By:

Verwon Says:
Actually, since it usually causes gastrointestinal side effects, including diarrhea, it's usually known to cause the opposite problem of weight loss.

You should also be informed that some people develop serve, ongoing diarrhea, so you need to watch out for that and contact your doctor if it happens.

Learn more Linzess details here.

Is there anything else I can help with?

Post a Reply   Share page   Report post

Was this helpful?  6 6  
Melinda Says:
I've gained 4 pounds in 3 days since I started taking Linzess. I am on weight watchers so I count points so I know it is not my food intake. I don't usually fluctuate in pounds so I think it's the new meds. I am still taking Miralax but it doesn't seem like either are working. I look pregnant now. It may take 2 weeks for the meds to work. I may need a higher dose. I'll give it a more time.

Post a Reply   Share page   Report post

Was this helpful?  18 1  
JANE Says:
I started on Linaclotide a couple of weeks back. It isn't working very well at all, and I am constantly hungry. Anyone else having this result?

Post a Reply   Share page   Report post

Was this helpful?  12 1  
Ron Says:
via mobile
I had the same weight gain on 145 mcg of Linzess, four or five pounds the first week. Am finding it very difficult to lose that weight. Many others have complained of sudden weight gain. I called the manufacturer and informed them of same. I've discussed this with my doctor but we can't figure it out.

Post a Reply   Share page   Report post

Was this helpful?  14 0  
sharon Says:
I have a question. I have a 2month expired bottle of Linzess. It was a sample. I haven't tried it yet and still wanted to try it. Is it dangerous?

Post a Reply   Share page   Report post

Was this helpful?  0 14  
Ron Says:
Do you mean is it dangerous because it is beyond the expiration date? I doubt it. If you mean is it dangerous to use in general, no. From my experience, it is safe.

Post a Reply   Share page   Report post

Was this helpful?  3 1  
Lynn Says:
via mobile
I took Linzess for about 3 weeks back in the fall. The first week, I had diarrhea almost daily, and I lost a couple of pounds. I thought I had found a miracle cure for my chronic constipation and bloating. The next week, I was still having regular soft bowel movements, but I starting feeling bloated again and noticed I was gaining weight. I thought it was just water weight, so I kept taking Linzess for another week until I was smart enough to Google Linzess and weight gain.

I gained 7 lbs. in just under 2 weeks. I'm only 5'2", so that is a significant weight gain for me. Fast forward to 7 months later, and I'm still struggling to lose those extra pounds even with intense daily exercise. It's the most difficult excess weight I've ever battled...even after gaining far too much weight with both of my pregnancies, I was able to work out daily and bounce back fairly quickly. I can not get rid of this stupid Linzess weight and it's very frustrating. I would rather deal with constipation than the extra pounds.

Post a Reply   Share page   Report post

Was this helpful?  26 0  
LaTanya Says:
I have been (was) on linzess for 6 mos but wasnt taking it regularly. I noticed weight fluctuations. I was consistant as of april 2014 and i stopped taking it as of July 2014. I gained 20lbs. I was going to the gym 3-4 times a week. I put myself on a vegetable and seafood diet. nothing but continued gain. My average size was a 6. the largest i own in a 10 but not even the 10 will fit.

Post a Reply   Share page   Report post

Was this helpful?  12 2  

Angel Says:
I have just started taking Linzess for my IBS and I've noticed that I have less appetite and am actually loosing weight. Am I just the exception or should I expect to see this change over time?

Post a Reply   Share page   Report post

Was this helpful?  38 0  
Gee Says:
I have been taking Linzess for about a month, because I have severe IBS. I guess I am the opposite as well. My beginning weight started at 218 and as of August 18,2014 , I weight 210. I weigh in every Monday. For me it is a life changer and saver as well. I have changed my diet as well. Fruit smoothie in the morning, one good meal and a fruit smoothie in the evening. I also read it takes about 12hours for all food to metabolize in fat and proteins, maybe thats why I have lost so much weight. I take my Linzess at the end of the day before going to bed, allowing it to perform a detox. Thank you Linzess.

Post a Reply   Share page   Report post

Was this helpful?  22 1  
jackie Says:
i just started linvess after being constipated for 27 days, however, with no weight gain. since linvess, i am gaining about a pound every other day. i am shocked and disgusted. i will finish this vial of 30 caps since it cost $265.(doctor did not tell me in advance) but don't want to renew it. there are other cheaper ways to induce diarrhea just like linvess!

Post a Reply   Share page   Report post

Was this helpful?  5 0  
Jeanne Says:
Yes, I am experiencing the ongoing hunger and I am gaining weight. I only started a couple of weeks ago, and Amitiza did not work for me, but I am thinking of switching back to it.

Post a Reply   Share page   Report post

Was this helpful?  1 2  
Chuck Says:
Make sure the dessicant is in there. Those tablets are very moisture sensitive. Even on the webpage it says Only take in factory packaging. Wal-Mart is dumping those in regular prescription bottles

Post a Reply   Share page   Report post

Was this helpful?  7 0  
Chuck Says:
Hello. Make sure you have the desiccant in that bottle. Also the manufacturer says only fill that in the original manufacturers bottle. Check with pharmacist on expiration.

Post a Reply   Share page   Report post

Was this helpful?  1 0  
Paula Says:
you should try 290 mcg... it works!! Take in the morning with an emptry stomach and within half hour eat somthing, be ready to go to the bathroom :)
Try having enough time for the process, i have also try taking it in the afternoon when my stomach is bloaded and it works.
IBS is the worse, just watch the changes closely to see what works for you!

May the Lord give you healing! amen

Post a Reply   Share page   Report post

Was this helpful?  7 0  
Heather Says:
via mobile
I have lost 13 pounds since starting Linzess last year. While I am grateful that it has helped dramatically with the constipation, I have found that my entire life revolves around when I take this medication. I am never hungry. And when I do eat (even half a bagel or something small) I have half an hour before the "getting sick" begins, and that lasts for hours.

I am now 102 pounds, and though I have been trying to eat more to get to 110, nothing is working.

I am so glad that you posted. I take 145 2x a day. Most people say they gain weight on this drug but I am withering away over here.

Post a Reply   Share page   Report post

Was this helpful?  8 1  
Dawn Says:
Publix dumps them in their prescription bottles, as well. I had to tell them not to do that.

Post a Reply   Share page   Report post

Was this helpful?  3 1  
Dawn Says:
I have gained 22 lbs since I started on Linzess. I have NEVER had a problem with my weight. Even after having my children I lost all of that weight and had a flat tummy. Now my stomach is incredibly bloated!!!! I am not taking the Linzess anymore as of today!!!!!

Post a Reply   Share page   Report post

Was this helpful?  2 0  
LeeLeeGlam Says:
via mobile
Thank you for reply... Finally positive weight loss hope... I am already suffering with all the negative symptoms everyone is describing about bloating, slight weight gain and bathroom problems with my current medications(especially Wellbutrin).
My left is awful but now w/ Linzess only has to get better.. I can only get smaller and hv no more bloat.. Life has to get better after Linzess!! Your post was positive hope for me.

Post a Reply   Share page   Report post

Was this helpful?  6 0  
Sad and Bloated Girl Says:
I also gained weight and stopped taking it after one month. I am athletic and never have a problem with my weight but 145 mg Linzess made my abdomen bloated and painful and stopped working after the first week. I have been off it for a week and the bloating and weight gain has not gone away.

Post a Reply   Share page   Report post

Was this helpful?  4 0  

Viewing page 1 of 5     Reply

Next Page >

Possibly Related Threads:

Linzess / Weight Gain and Other Meds Questions I take thyroid meds and Migraine Meds....How do I ensure that the Linzess isn't "getting rid of" these meds ... 5 replies
Linzess and weight gain Type 1 diabetic, hypothyroidism, high blood pressure, allergies, glaucoma and constipation. What else? Taking Linzess. D... 1 reply
linzess causes weight gain I am the same. I have lost 85 lbs over the last 1 year. I have gastroparesis. After 120 days on linzess I am up 15 lbs. ... 7 replies
linzess weight loss how long does it take to work ## Hello, Oscar! How are you? Linzess is not actually intended to be used for weight loss,... 4 replies
linzess prescribed to help with weight loss Hi! My Dr. Gave me linzess to help with weight loss. HOWEVER, I am reading all the posts about horrible weight gain, I a... 2 replies
why would linzess cause weight loss I have been on linzess for 2 months. I have lost 8 pounds (last time I checked). I'm a heavy female. Suffered with c... 1 reply
gain weight tablets whats the medicine for gaining weight? im looking forward for your reply.. thanks ## Please provide the tablets or pills... 12 replies
GAIN WEIGHT1 sir i m a 20 year old girl really skinny can you please tell me some kinda way or medicine to gain my weight ## Hi.. I a... 6 replies
gain weight pills What is the best pills to really gain weight. And not spend money on something that dosent work ## Hi Tara, there is som... 3 replies
Gain Weight medicine hi I am 31 years old with skinny weight is just 34kg.I looks like athopian child whose arms and body is lean.I w... 2 replies

Post a Reply

No registration is needed.
Simply fill out the form below.

Please be detailed.

You may use your first name, or for more privacy, make up a nickname.

Optional. Always hidden. This allows us to notify you when a reply is posted here.

4) Text Verification: *
Prevents SPAM.

Click here to show the question

This form will be submitted securely


Discussion Thread Guidelines: Any participation in the discussion threads signifies your agreement with the Terms of Use. (1) Act civilized and be respectful towards others. No profanity, vulgarity or lewd / suggestive content is allowed. (2) Posts encouraging, facilitating, or seeking advice about the abuse of medications or other substances are prohibited. (3) Personal contact information (such as telephone numbers, email addresses, etc) is not allowed to appear on our discussion threads. (4) We do not allow our forums to be used for buying, selling, trading, or for the promotion of a product or service. (5) Posting external links to other web sites is not allowed without our prior approval. (6) We reserve the right to edit or remove content which we find objectionable to the community at our sole discretion.

Note: All times displayed are GMT - 7.

This information has been independently compiled and is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice from a qualified healthcare professional; nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. For more details please see the Medical Disclaimer. Site content is Copyright © 2005-2017 and is protected under U.S. and International Copyright laws. All Rights Reserved. This page was last updated on 21 October 2017.

We are committed to your privacy.

Copyright © 2005-2017 All Rights Reserved. MedsChat® and The People's Medicine Community® are registered trademarks of Limelight Innovations L.L.C.