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Does Linzess Have An Effect On Blood Sugar Levels?

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Posted on Thu, 13 Oct 2016
Question: Does Linzess have any effect on blood sugar or other side effects for diabetics? YYYY@YYYY
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Answered by Dr. Mirjeta Guni (45 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
No. Linzess is not related to blood sugar metabolism.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thank you for asking on HCM!

Linzes is medication that causes excretion of salt and water with the stool improving constipation.
Diarrhea is a common side effect of it and may cause loss of liquids and hypotenion. Abdominal floating, dizziness, fainting ect are other side effects caused by Linzess.

In patients who have hypertension it may improve it, but it is not related to carbohydrates or lipids metabolism. So there is no effect on blood sugar.

Hope i have been helpful.
Wish you good health.

Kind Regards,
Dr.Mirjeta

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Does Linzess Have An Effect On Blood Sugar Levels?

Brief Answer: No. Linzess is not related to blood sugar metabolism. Detailed Answer: Hello and thank you for asking on HCM! Linzes is medication that causes excretion of salt and water with the stool improving constipation. Diarrhea is a common side effect of it and may cause loss of liquids and hypotenion. Abdominal floating, dizziness, fainting ect are other side effects caused by Linzess. In patients who have hypertension it may improve it, but it is not related to carbohydrates or lipids metabolism. So there is no effect on blood sugar. Hope i have been helpful. Wish you good health. Kind Regards, Dr.Mirjeta