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Can Linzess be purchased over the counter without a prescription?

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Posted on Thu, 2 Aug 2018
Question: Can I get Linzess over the counter?
If you have one impaction how do you get started to get the bowels regular again?
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Answered by Dr. Salah Saad Shoman (40 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
No, it's not

Detailed Answer:
Dear Ma'am, I have gone through your question and I understand your concerns but unfortunately, linzess is a prescription drug that requires a prescription from your doctor...

Since you have already tried laxatives and no improvement occurred then you might need to schedule with your doctor for a manual fecal impaction or an enema to remove the dislodged and dried feces..

I hope you find this helpful...Feel free to ask further.

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Brief Answer: No, it's not Detailed Answer: Dear Ma'am, I have gone through your question and I understand your concerns but unfortunately, linzess is a prescription drug that requires a prescription from your doctor... Since you have already tried laxatives and no improvement occurred then you might need to schedule with your doctor for a manual fecal impaction or an enema to remove the dislodged and dried feces.. I hope you find this helpful...Feel free to ask further. Regards