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linzess is for long term use

A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes to both: For chronic constipation, either would be ok if they work.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
37 years experience Family Medicine
Constipation: You don't say why you're using the narcotic or how much time or how much. Constipation is a serious problem over a long time. Using laxatives or any ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Ok: Neither are contraindicated for WPW but Amitiza (lubiprostone) has no black box warnings and Linzess does - since clinical experience with both is lim ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
No it will not: There is no indication based on the studies and fda approval of this drug that it will cause electrolyte abnormality long run.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Laitman
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Few months: Only out for several months but seems to be very effective for irritable bowel with constipation as primary symptom..Tested for a long time as per fda ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Linzess: Linzess which is used for ibs should start to work in 7-14 days.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Yang
36 years experience Gastroenterology
Amitiza (lubiprostone): An equivalent medication would be amitiza (lubiprostone). Check with your doctor to see if it is right for you and if your insurance will cover it. Al ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Yes it was: Yes it was to go though fda rigorous process with the stdies showing its effectiveness, side effects based on the studies required by the fda if appr ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
You must: measure in terms of WEEKS not DAYS since you should be following a dietary intake consistent with your IBS type! Consult with your Gastroenterologist ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Gaffney
24 years experience Psychiatry
Protonix (pantoprazole): Protonix (pantoprazole) starts to work fairly quickly - although takes 2-3 days to reach maximal effect (ie, you should have noticed some improvement ... Read More
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