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Get convenient and affordable linaclotide prescriptions available for same-day pickup at your pharmacy. Linaclotide is a prescription medication used to treat irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC). Don't wait for your medication. Talk to a health care provider on Sesame to start treatment right away.

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Linaclotide (generic Linzess)

  • What is linaclotide?
    Linaclotide is a prescription medication used to treat irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC). This medication works by stimulating the production and secretion of certain forms of intestinal fluid.

    Talk to your doctor about whether linaclotide is right for you.

  • What are the most common side effects of linaclotide?
    The use of linaclotide may cause side effects. If these adverse reactions do not go away within a few days or become severe, talk to your health care provider.


Common side effects reported from linaclotide use includes:
- Diarrhea
- Stomach pain
- Gas
- Upset stomach/ bloating


This is not a complete list of adverse reactions.

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What is linaclotide?

Linaclotide is a prescription medication used to treat irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC).

What is linaclotide used to treat?

Linaclotide is prescribed to treat irritable bowel syndrome when constipation is the primary problem (IBS-C). It is also prescribed to treat chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC).

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common condition characterized by cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea, and constipation. IBS is chronic and requires continued management to reduce discomfort and symptoms. The exact cause of IBS is not known. One possible cause is a malfunction of the immune system. Genetics also seems to be a contributing factor, as it is more common among people with a family history of the disease.

Chronic idiopathic constipation - also known as chronic constipation - is an ongoing condition characterized by irregular, infrequent, or difficult bowel movements. Chronic constipation has no known cause or underlying risk factor. While this condition cannot be cured, medication such as linaclotide can help ease symptoms caused by CIC.

How does linaclotide work?

Linaclotide is classified as a guanylate cyclase-C agonist, a classification of medication used for the treatment of constipation. These drugs work by stimulating the production and secretion of certain forms of intestinal fluid. An increase in intestinal fluid secretion can help ease the passage of stools through the digestive tract, which helps treat constipation.

What are the common side effects of linaclotide?

Linaclotide has been shown to cause some side effects. Talk to your health care provider if these mild reactions do not go away within a few days.

Common symptoms reported from linaclotide use include:
- Diarrhea
- Stomach pain
- Gas
- Upset stomach/ bloating
- Headache


This is not a complete list of adverse reactions caused by linaclotide. Call your doctor right away if you experience any difficulty breathing, severe stomach pain, hives, or swelling while taking this medication.

As with all prescription medication, be sure to inform the prescribing doctor about any medical conditions you have been previously diagnosed with and any medication/ supplements you are currently taking before taking linaclotide. Linaclotide can interact with other forms of medication, causing potentially serious side effects. In addition, let your doctor know if you are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant before starting treatment with this medication.

What is the typical starting dose of linaclotide?

Linaclotide is commonly supplied as an oral tablet. For adults managing chronic constipation, 145 micrograms (mcg) of linaclotide is prescribed to be taken once a day. As a treatment for irritable bowel syndrome with constipation, adults are prescribed 290 mcg of linaclotide to be taken once a day. These dosages may be adjusted as needed.

Linaclotide should be taken on an empty stomach, at least 30 minutes before your first meal of the day. Do not crush, chew, or break the oral tablet.

Do not discontinue or increase your dosage of linaclotide without consulting your doctor first. Take the medication exactly as prescribed, and inform your doctor if you begin to experience any side effects while taking the medication.

Can I get linaclotide over-the-counter?

Linaclotide is currently only available via prescription. This means the use of this drug must be authorized by a licensed health care provider.

Providers on Sesame can write a prescription – or refill an existing one – during a virtual or in-person visit. Depending on the medication, you can arrange for same-day pickup at a pharmacy near you or order the medication to be delivered to your door for just $5. Book an online consultation with a real, licensed provider on Sesame today to determine whether or not linaclotide is right for you.

Note that all prescriptions are at the discretion of your health care provider. Providers on Sesame cannot prescribe controlled substances.

Can I get linaclotide online?

Good news! Providers on Sesame can write a prescription for linaclotide to be picked up near you – often within the same day. Don’t wait to get your prescription filled. Talk to a provider on Sesame and get your prescription ordered right away for fast and convenient pickup from a pharmacy of your choice.

Note that all prescriptions are at the discretion of your health care provider.

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