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Can Linzess be taken at night?

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Posted on Tue, 19 Jul 2016
Question: I am 91 years old with ibs - constipation. I take 290 linzess each morning and then wait 30 minutes before eating breakfast. But the whole routine gets confusing for me on the morning. Can I just take the linzess at bedtime?
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Answered by Dr. Ratnakar Kini (1 hour later)
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Hi,
Thanks for posting your query.
I am Dr.R.K and I am pleased to assist you.

Linzess is usually taken in the morning 30 minutes before the first meal of the day.
You can take it in the night also. But it may disturb your sleep as you may have to wake up in the middle of the night for bowel movements. Sleep may also be disturbed due to side effects like bloating.

Regards,
Dr.R.K.
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Brief Answer: Answer given below Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for posting your query. I am Dr.R.K and I am pleased to assist you. Linzess is usually taken in the morning 30 minutes before the first meal of the day. You can take it in the night also. But it may disturb your sleep as you may have to wake up in the middle of the night for bowel movements. Sleep may also be disturbed due to side effects like bloating. Regards, Dr.R.K.