Linzess vs Miralax

Linzess
(Rx)
Miralax
(OTC)
Linzess is a gastrointestinal medication.
Miralax is a laxative.
Satisfaction Score
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3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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4.0
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Constipation
2.9
Concern level
1.6
Helpfulness
for Constipation
2.7
Concern level
1.1
Approval Date
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August 30, 2012
February 18, 1999
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
3,310 Discussions
98,616 Discussions
Taken For
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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.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Constipation
#2 for Colonoscopy
#3 for Cramping
#4 for Bloating
#5 for IBS
Miralax is approved for Constipation and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Lin
Weight Gain
9
Dizziness
4
Depression
2
Cancer
2
Diverticulitis
1
Shortness of Breath
1
Migraines
1
Diabetes
1
Loss of Appetite
1
Gastritis
1
Mir
Weight Gain
2
Burning
1
Dizziness
1
Fainting
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Shaking
1
Paralysis
1
Stroke
1
Pancreatitis
1
Palpitations
1
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Weight Gain
Lin
Mir
9
2
Dizziness
Lin
Mir
4
1
Depression
Lin
Mir
2
0
Cancer
Lin
Mir
2
0
Diverticulitis
Lin
Mir
1
0
Shortness of Breath
Lin
Mir
1
0
Migraines
Lin
Mir
1
0
Diabetes
Lin
Mir
1
0
Loss of Appetite
Lin
Mir
1
0
Gastritis
Lin
Mir
1
0
Weight Gain
Mir
Lin
2
9
Burning
Mir
Lin
1
0
Dizziness
Mir
Lin
1
4
Fainting
Mir
Lin
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Mir
Lin
1
0
Shaking
Mir
Lin
1
0
Paralysis
Mir
Lin
1
0
Stroke
Mir
Lin
1
0
Pancreatitis
Mir
Lin
1
0
Palpitations
Mir
Lin
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 Linzess during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Miralax 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 Linzess and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Miralax and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Dosages
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Capsule: 145 mcg, 290 mcg
Powder: 17 gram, 17 gram/dose
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Linaclotide
Polyethylene Glycol 3350
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Linzess and Miralax: 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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so my gastro's office submitted the prior auth stating ...
| ibsgroup.org
"so my gastro's office submitted the prior auth stating that the linzess ...unfortunately about a week later linzess quit working on me and the side effects became unbearable so i had to go off it."
Jennifer Parramore
May 20, 2016
What side effects did you experience?? I was put on this because Movantik made me so nauseas and very irritable. Movantik has narcan in it which is suppose to reverse the effects of opioids on the bowels but not on the pain part of it.. Well on some people it puts you in opioid withdrawal which it did to me.

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