- Are Linzess and Motegrity the Same Thing?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Linzess?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Motegrity?
- What Is Linzess?
- What Is Motegrity?
- What Drugs Interact with Linzess?
- What Drugs Interact with Motegrity?
- How Should Linzess Be Taken?
- How Should Motegrity Be Taken?
Are Linzess and Motegrity the Same Thing?
Linzess may interact with other drugs.
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 Motegrity?
Common side effects of Motegrity include:
- abdominal pain,
- gas (flatulence), and
What Is Linzess?
Linzess (linaclotide) is a guanylate cyclase-C agonist used to treat irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC) in adults.
What Is Motegrity?
Motegrity (prucalopride) is a serotonin-4 (5-HT4) receptor agonist indicated for the treatment of chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC) in adults.
What Drugs Interact With Linzess?
Linzess may interact with other drugs.
What Drugs Interact With Motegrity?
Motegrity may interact with erythromycin or ketoconazole. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant before using Motegrity; it is unknown how it would affect a fetus. Motegrity passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
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 Motegrity Be Taken?
The recommended dose of Motegrity is 2 mg once daily.
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