Amitiza vs Linzess

Amitiza
(Rx)
Linzess
(Rx)
Amitiza is a gastrointestinal medication.
Linzess is a gastrointestinal medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Constipation
2.8
Concern level
2.1
Helpfulness
for Constipation
2.9
Concern level
1.6
Approval Date
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January 31, 2006
August 30, 2012
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
3,462 Discussions
3,308 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Constipation
#2 for IBS
Amitiza is prescribed for Constipation, IBS and Chronic Constipation and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Constipation
#2 for IBS
Linzess is prescribed for Constipation, IBS and Chronic Constipation and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Ami
Bloating
10
Weight Gain
2
Depression
1
Dizziness
1
Shortness of Breath
1
Hemorrhoids
1
Stomach Cramps
1
Dehydration
1
Addiction
1
Diabetes
1
Lin
Weight Gain
3
Dizziness
1
Depression
1
Cancer
1
Diverticulitis
1
Shortness of Breath
1
Diabetes
1
Loss of Appetite
1
Migraines
1
Gastritis
1
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Linzess
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Bloating
Ami
Lin
10
0
Weight Gain
Ami
Lin
2
3
Depression
Ami
Lin
1
1
Dizziness
Ami
Lin
1
1
Shortness of Breath
Ami
Lin
1
1
Hemorrhoids
Ami
Lin
1
0
Stomach Cramps
Ami
Lin
1
0
Dehydration
Ami
Lin
1
0
Addiction
Ami
Lin
1
0
Diabetes
Ami
Lin
1
1
Weight Gain
Lin
Ami
3
2
Dizziness
Lin
Ami
1
1
Depression
Lin
Ami
1
1
Cancer
Lin
Ami
1
0
Diverticulitis
Lin
Ami
1
0
Shortness of Breath
Lin
Ami
1
1
Diabetes
Lin
Ami
1
1
Loss of Appetite
Lin
Ami
1
0
Migraines
Lin
Ami
1
0
Gastritis
Lin
Ami
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Amitiza during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Linzess during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Amitiza and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Linzess and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Capsule: 8 mcg, 24 mcg
Capsule: 145 mcg, 290 mcg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Lubiprostone
Linaclotide
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Amitiza and Linzess: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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