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USARx offers the following ways to purchase this medication. Choose the Best option for you!
NoIn general, Medicare plans do not cover this drug. This drug will likely be quite expensive and you may want to consider using a USARx discount instead of Medicare to find the best price for this prescription.
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$125 – $162
In the Deductible co-pay stage, you are responsible for the full cost of your prescriptions. Your Medicare deductible cannot exceed $360 in 2016.
Here are some ways that may lower the cost of your linzess prescription.
If your Medicare co-pay is higher, you can save money by using a USARx coupon instead.
Note: This document contains side effect information about linaclotide. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Linzess.In Summary
Common side effects of Linzess include: diarrhea. Other side effects include: flatulence. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.For the Consumer
Applies to linaclotide: oral capsule
Oral route (Capsule)
Linaclotide is contraindicated in pediatric patients up less than 6 years of age; in nonclinical studies in neonatal mice, administration of a single, clinically relevant adult oral dose of linaclotide caused deaths due to dehydration. Avoid use of linaclotide in pediatric patients 6 to less than 18 years of age. The safety and efficacy of linaclotide has not been established in pediatric patients under 18 years of age.
Along with its needed effects, linaclotide (the active ingredient contained in Linzess) 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 while taking linaclotide:
Some side effects of linaclotide 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:
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to linaclotide: oral capsuleGastrointestinal
Very common (10% or more): Diarrhea (up to 20%)
Common (1% to 10%): Abdominal pain, flatulence, abdominal distension, viral gastroenteritis, gastroesophageal reflux disease, vomiting, fecal incontinence, dyspepsia
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Defecation urgencyCardiovascular
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Orthostatic hypotensionDermatologic
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Urticaria
Frequency not reported: RashGeneral
The most commonly reported reasons for treatment discontinuation were diarrhea and abdominal pain.Genitourinary
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Hematochezia, melena, rectal hemorrhageHypersensitivity
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Allergic reactionsMetabolic
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Dehydration, hypokalemia, decreased appetite
Rare (less than 0.1%): Decreased blood bicarbonateNervous system
Common (1% to 10%): Headache, dizzinessOther
Common (1% to 10%): FatigueRespiratory
Common (1% to 10%): Upper respiratory tract infection, sinusitis
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