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When can I stop taking Linzess?

You can stop taking Linzess (linaclotide), a prescription medication used to treat adults with irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) or chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC), if you experience unusual or severe stomach pain, or if you have red blood in your bowel movements or black, tarry bowel movements. If you have severe diarrhea, you should stop taking this drug.

Linzess does not cure the condition causing constipation, so if you stop taking it, your constipation is likely to return.


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