A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
Known as Constella in the UK
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It should be taken before the start of the first meal on an empty stomach. If you forget to take a dose, skip the missed dose and take the next dose at the regular time. Avoid taking 2 doses at a time. Do not try to crush or chew the capsules. Swallow the whole capsules. It is recommended to take Linzess 290 mcg with water.
This drug contains:
If you are allergic to any of its ingredients, talk to your doctor since some of the ingredients present in the medicine can lead to allergic responses.
Tell your doctor your medical history before using it. During pregnancy, it can only be suggested if it has benefits for you or there is no possibility of side effects.
If you overdose and experience serious side effects and symptoms call your nearest doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible, it may have serious effects on your body. Keep these capsules at room temperature and away from moisture and heat.
Side effects which are common for Linzess include: