Linzess for chronic constipation is safe or not depending on what you believe about it’s mechanism of action and that it is not a long term solution. Linzess (linaclotide) is a new medication for constipation predominant IBS (IBS-C) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC).
Like any medication, Linzess doesn’t work for everyone but many had significant improvement in their symptoms with either IBS-C or CIC. It should not be used by anyone 17 years of age or younger.
The design of the medication came from the identification of a receptor in the gastrointestinal tract that when stimulated, increases water secretion into the bowel lumen. It also decreases abdominal pain associated with IBS-C.
But, as with all medications that never solve the problem and only mask symptoms, there are side effects you may not want. And, the medication doesn’t work for everyone.
The main side effects is an over-loosening of the bowel causing diarrhea. What a great concept. Let’s go from being an IBS patient with constipation to becoming an IBS patent with diarrhea. Brilliant!
Other side effects include gas, swelling, abdominal pressure and feeling of fullness and abdominal pain. Wait, I thought this medication decreased abdominal pain? Only if the abdominal pain originates in specific cells in the gastrointestinal system. Pain associated with IBS can come from many places. Additionally, why do we want to take a medication that “numbs” any part of our body?
And, there are no long term studies of the safety of Linzess. Wouldn’t it be better to try an all natural treatment plan to restore the health, balance and efficiency of your gastrointestinal system?
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