Constella (Linaclotide) also marketed under the name of Linzess is a prescription oral medication that is used for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with constipation and chronic constipation with an unknown cause. Linaclotide belongs to the class of drugs called guanylate cyclase-C agonists. This medication works by increasing fluid in your intestines and helping with the movement. It improves stool texture and lessens symptoms such as abdominal pain or discomfort, bloating, feelings of incomplete bowel movements and straining. Constella should be used in children younger than 6 years old.
Our Canadian Pharmacy is currently offering the brand Constella from Canada manufactured by Allergan. There is no generic available for this medication. Constella is available in the strength of 145 mcg and 290 mcg hard capsules.
Talk to your doctor right away if you have the following side effects and it persists or worsens:
• Stomach or abdominal discomfort
Stop taking this medication and inform your doctor right away if you have any of the serious side effects such as severe diarrhea.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
You should not take Constella if you are allergic to Linaclotide or if you have any other allergies. Before you start taking this medication, talk to your doctor about your medical history and about all the medications you take including OTC and herbal medications. This medication should not be used during pregnancy unless it is clearly needed. It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk.
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