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Linzess For Ibs
I was prescribed linzess for IBS and I also sometimes take glycerin suppositories... Is that ok to take together?
Will taking linzess for IBS long term cause electrolyte abnormalities? I have chronically low potassium but doc still prescribed it?
Started Linzess for IBS-c 36 hours ago. I've had 20 episodes of watery diarrhea and constant cramping RUQ pain. What should I do?
Stop: Talk to your provider about a lower dose or different med ...Read more
Not habit forming: Linzess is not habit forming. Ibs is a chronic condition so medication may be needed chronically. ...Read more
Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) great med for my GERD! Began Linzess & probiotic for IBS. GERD had returned worse than before. Should I discontinue Linzess and probiotic?
Was RX Linzess cause bleeding hemorrhoids & IBS but my stools are usually like soft serve ice cream texture not hard. Is this right? Strain sometimes
No: Linzess is not known to do that. But it is a newer drug.....you may be the first one. Use sietz bath and hemorrhoid suppository. ...Read more
I have IBS const. Have been on linzess almost 3 weeks. Worked at first but haven't had a bm in 8 days. Started taking duck stim soft yest what's up?
Zelnorm: Zelnorm had some cardiac side effects.Get a more detailed answer ›
Dx w/ idio IBS taking linzess, cant have BM w/o meds. Started having RLQ px and just below right rib cage at times, sometimes I have the urge but cant?
IBS: Symptoms consistent with IBS. Consult with your doctor ...Read more
Why was zelnorm for IBS pulled off market? Is linzess or amitiza (lubiprostone) the same? I'm confused & nervous as I just started taking linzess
I have IBS-C w/ severe, chronic constipation. Started Linzess (145mcg) 2 days ago, but no difference in symptoms yet. How long does it take to work?
Measure in terms of WEEKS not DAYS since you should be following a dietary intake consistent with your IBS type! Consult with your Gastroenterologist about what you should be eating. One thing I can advise...DRINK LOTS OF FLUIDS!!!!!!!!!! and start NOW!
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I have IBS-C and have been on MiraLax for several years (only thing that's worked despite trying fiber/water/diet). I recently read that MiraLax could potentially be neurotoxic. Is this true and how concerned should I be? Would Linzess be worth a try as a
Is amitiza (lubiprostone) or linzess safer for long term use for ibs? 18 year old male with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome.
Ok: Neither are contraindicated for WPW but Amitiza (lubiprostone) has no black box warnings and Linzess does - since clinical experience with both is limited, i'd go with the former. ...Read more
I have an irritable bowel syndrome with constipation. My doctor prescribed “Linzess”, coast over $300, Is there cheaper medication for same results?
IBS: Most irritable bowel syndrome patients are treated without prescription medications. Dietary advice and food intolerance clues are sought. Taking a gentle bowel stimulant daily like senoktS may keep your bowels. More regular. It's not advisable to rely on chronic laxatives. A gastroenterologist is best to evaluate, advise and treat you. ...Read more
It can be: Chronic ˈkrɒnɪk (of an illness) "persisting for a long time or constantly recurring" In people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) the tendency to abdominal pain / bloating with bouts of diarrheoa or constipation can persist for some time, and indeed recur. The severity of symptoms however varies from person to person. Many people do achieve a degree of control over symptoms. See patient. Info IBS ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
R/O IBS: IBS SX BLOATING/PAIN/GAS/DIARRHEA/CONSTIPATION is a diagnosis of exclusion. IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed. You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori. Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD to a gluten free diet. Ie gutbliss. Com and Wholeapproach. Com The SX wax and wane. MEDS: BENTYL / LEVSIN (hyoscyamine) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
IBS is nebulous.: In working up IBS, blood testing, EGD, colonoscopy, abdominal CT and ultrasound scanning are important steps to rule out other causes of the symptoms. IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion, so other identifiable conditions must be ruled out before we consider settling upon an IBS diagnosis. ...Read more
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