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Who should not take Linzess?

Linzess (linaclotide) is a prescription medication used to treat adults with irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) or chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC), which is chronic constipation that has no clear cause. You should not take it if you have a blockage in your bowel. Children under 6 should not take Linzess. Also, it isn't known whether Linzess is safe and effective for children age 6 to 18. Weigh the pros and cons with your doctor of using Linzess if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, or if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed.

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