Linzess Side Effects
What should I watch for?
Visit your doctor for regular check ups. Tell your doctor if your symptoms do not get better or if they get worse.
Stop taking this medicine and call your doctor or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away if you develop unusual or severe stomach-area (abdominal) pain, especially if you also have bright red, bloody stools or black stools that look like tar.
Common and Rare Side Effects
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
Bleeding from the rectum
bloody, black, or tarry stools
increase in heart rate
loss of bowel control
puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips or tongue
shortness of breath
tightness in the chest
unusual tiredness or weakness
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
Body aches or pain
excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
full or bloated feeling
loss of voice
stuffy or runny nose
Acid or sour stomach
pain or tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
pressure in the stomach
stomach discomfort or upset
swelling of the abdominal or stomach area
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.