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Can I give Linzess to my child?

Linzess (linaclotide), a prescription medication for irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) or chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC) -- chronic constipation that has no clear cause -- should not be taken by children under age 6. It may be harmful for them. Also, the safety and effectiveness of Linzess haven't been determined for children age 6 to 18. Linzess is approved for use only in adults.
 

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