- Are Linzess and Kristalose the Same Thing?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Linzess?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Kristalose?
- What is Linzess?
- What is Kristalose?
- What Drugs Interact with Linzess?
- What Drugs Interact with Kristalose?
- How Should Linzess Be Taken?
- How Should Kristalose Be Taken?
Are Linzess and Kristalose the Same Thing?
Linzess and Kristalose belong to different drug classes. Linzess is a guanylate cyclase-C agonist and Kristalose is a synthetic disaccharide.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Linzess?
Common side effects of Linzess include:
- stomach/abdominal pain or discomfort,
- headache, or
- cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, or sinus pain.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Kristalose?
Common side effects of Kristalose include:
- abdominal cramps,
- loss of fluids,
- low blood levels of potassium (hypokalemia),
- high blood levels of sodium (hypernatremia),
- nausea, and
What is Linzess?
What is Kristalose?
Kristalose (lactulose) For Oral Solution is a synthetic disaccharide indicated for the treatment of constipation.
How Should Linzess Be Taken?
The recommended dose of Linzess for those with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is 290 mcg taken once a day on an empty stomach, at least 30 minutes before the first meal of the day. The same applies for those with chronic idiopathic constipation only the dosage is 145 mcg. Pediatric patients under the age of 17 should not take Linzess.
How Should Kristalose Be Taken?
The usual adult dosage of Kristalose is 10 g to 20 g of lactulose daily. The dose of Kristalose may be increased to 40 g daily if necessary. Twenty-four to 48 hours may be required to produce a normal bowel movement.
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Allergan/Ironwood. Linzess Product Information.
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