What You Need To Know About Linzess Coupons, Cost, and Patient Assistance Programs


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Is your Linzess medication too expensive?

The average retail price for Linzess costs over $500 for a one-month supply (30 capsules), even with a Linzess coupon. The price you pay will vary depending on your insurance coverage and the pharmacy you visit.

Linzess coupons may also be available to many patients. However, even with a Linzess coupon, you may still be paying too much.

Patients can get their Linzess medication for $60.00 per month through Prescription Hope’s medication access service. Although Prescription Hope is not a Linzess coupon, individuals looking for a Linzess coupon can save more money through Prescription Hope!

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Here’s the Linzess cost comparison chart for 30 capsules or a one-month supply.

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The four options you have to save money on Linzess

There are four main ways to save money on out-of-pocket costs when it comes to prescription medication.

  1. Join a healthcare plan with prescription drug coverage (Please make sure the medication you are taking is in the insurance formulary.)
  2. Prescription drug discount cards
  3. Coupon cards that are directly for the pharmaceutical manufacturer
  4. Patient assistance programs, which are also directly from the pharmaceutical manufacturer

Now that we have given you the four main medication savings programs, there are a few hurdles to go over in each of those areas. We will be quick about this…

When you join a health insurance program, you will have high deductibles, copays, and things of that nature.

When you have prescription drug discount cards, the discounts are uneven all across the board.

Coupons sponsored directly from the pharmaceutical manufacturer specifically for brand-name medications are excellent in the short run. For the long term, there is a lot of money still left out of your pocket…

Last are the pharmaceutical manufacturer’s patient assistance programs that give away medication at a reduced cost to individuals who qualify, which provides unmatched medication savings for the long term.

The downside to patient assistance programs is that the first shipment of medication takes, on average, 2 to 4 weeks to reach the patient. Also, managing medication orders and refills can be a daunting task, especially with the shipping times.

Do I qualify for Linzess patient assistance programs?

Qualifying for Linzess patient assistance programs is based on household income guidelines. Every patient assistance program uses different criteria for qualification, so we use the information below as general guidelines:

Prescription Hope Income Guidelines
  • An individual earning up to $50,000 a year may qualify
  • Households of 2 individuals with a combined income up to $70,000 a year may qualify
  • Guidelines can increase in families making up to $200,000 per year

Prescription Hope suggests that anyone looking to save money on Linzess submit an enrollment form.

Suppose you do not qualify to receive medication through patient assistance programs. In that case, we will never charge a service fee for that medication. Once you have been pre-qualified and your first charge has been paid but we find we can’t get your medication, you will be refunded any service fees paid for the medication.

Soon after submitting an enrollment form, we will determine whether you qualify to receive the medications you have requested for through patient assistance programs.

Suppose we find a program that will work for you. In that case, we will reach out to you for any additional information needed and reach out to your healthcare provider for the prescription.

Once we receive this information back, we immediately order your medication for you. After that, Prescription Hope works to manage medication orders, refill medications on time throughout the year, maintain up-to-date records, and renew your prescription medication’s enrollment every year.

Once your enrollment form is submitted and you are pre-qualified, the first shipment of prescription medication typically arrives within 2 to 4 weeks. We will then place refills ahead of time so that you receive your medication on a regular schedule.

During the four to six week enrollment period, we recommend that you ask your healthcare provider if they could provide you with Linzess samples while waiting for your first shipment.

Through our program, Americans save thousands every year from the retail cost of their prescription medications through Prescription Hope. To learn more about how Prescription Hope works you can visit our website.

If you are looking to save money on a medication other than Linzess, you can view a complete list of medications available through patient assistance programs here.

If this medication is not suitable for you, then talk to your healthcare provider about Linzess alternatives. Other brand-name prescription drugs that are similar to Linzess and available through Prescription Hope include:

Who is Prescription Hope?

Prescription Hope is a medication access service-based company that provides access to brand-name medication through patient assistance programs.

Prescription Hope charges a service fee of $60.00 a month through Prescription Hope’s medication access service for each medication accessed to manage medication orders and refills.

There are no other costs, fees, deductibles, or copays associated with the Prescription Hope service. Once you have been pre-qualified and your first charge has been paid but we find we can’t get your medication, you will be refunded any service fees paid for the medication.

Prescription Hope is not an insurance product, coupon card, discount program, or pharmacy.

Prescription Hope is a medication access service that manages patient assistance programs for you. We do not manufacture, store, or ship medications.

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What is Linzess (linaclotide)?

Linzess (linaclotide) is a prescription drug that belongs to a class of drugs known as IBS Agents (guanylate cyclase-C agonists). It is prescribed to adults for purpose of treating irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC).

This medication is a once-daily pill for adults that have not found relief from over-the-counter medicines, dietary changes, or exercise. It helps you increase and complete bowel movements, providing relief from abdominal pain and symptoms.

Symptoms associated with IBS-C include:

  • Pain
  • Discomfort
  • Bloating

Linzess (linaclotide) is not a laxative and functions locally in the intestine. It works by calming pain-sensing nerves and accelerating bowel movements.

If you take this medication daily, exactly as your healthcare provider has prescribed it to you, then constipation relief is typically felt within about one week. IBS-C patients should start to feel relief from their symptoms after one week and a gradual improvement over 12 weeks.

Important safety information

Avoid administration of Linzess in patients 6 years to less than 18 years of age. The FDA has not approved Linzess for use by anyone younger than 18 years of age.

Linzess should not be administered to a child younger than 6 years of age, as it can cause severe diarrhea and dehydration, which can be fatal in children.

Do not take Linzess if you are allergic to linaclotide or any of its ingredients or have a bowel blockage in your intestines.

Dosage and administration

Linzess comes in the form of a capsule in three dosage forms as follows:

  • 72 mcg
  • 145 mcg
  • 290 mcg

The recommended dosage of Linzess for adults:

  • 290 mcg orally once daily for those diagnosed with IBS-C
  • 145 mcg or 72 mcg orally once daily for those diagnosed with CIC

Your healthcare provider will base your dose on the severity of your condition and individual tolerability.

Administer Linzess as follows:

  • Take one capsule orally on an empty stomach at least 30 minutes before your first meal of the day.
  • Swallow Linzess capsules whole. Do not crush or chew the Linzess capsule or the contents in the capsule.
  • For patients with trouble swallowing capsules whole, open the capsule and administer the medication with applesauce or water.

Administration with Applesauce:

  • Take one teaspoonful of room-temperature applesauce and place it in a clean container.
  • Open the capsule and sprinkle all of the contents on the applesauce.
  • Consume the entire contents right away. Do not chew the contents, and do not store the mixture for later.

Administration with Water:

  • Pour one ounce of room-temperature bottled water into a cup.
  • Open and sprinkle all of the contents into the water.
  • Gently swirl the combination of water and capsule contents for at least 20 seconds.
  • Swallow the mixture right away.
  • Add an ounce of water to any contents remaining in the cup, swirl for 20 seconds, and then swallow.
  • Do not store the mixture for later.

If you miss a dose of Linzess, then skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the usual time. Never take two doses at once.

Warning and precautions

Risk of severe dehydration in pediatric patients:

In a study done on neonatal mice, linaclotide increased the secretion of fluid, leading to an increased risk of death due to dehydration. Therefore, patients under 6 years of age may be more likely to experience severe dehydration from fluid secretion than those between 6 and 18.

There are no sufficient studies available to determine the safety and effectiveness of Linzess for patients under 18 years of age. Therefore, avoid giving Linzess to pediatric patients.

Diarrhea:

Diarrhea was the most common adverse reaction, according to the clinical trials conducted. Some patients have reported severe diarrhea accompanied by dizziness and electrolyte deficiencies, requiring hospitalization.

If you begin to have severe diarrhea, stop taking Linzess, call your healthcare provider, and take steps to rehydrate.

Side effects of Linzess

The most common side effects of Linzess may include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Gas
  • Bloating
  • Headache

Stop taking Linzess and call your healthcare provider right away if you have severe side effects, including persistent diarrhea or diarrhea with dizziness or lightheadedness.

Before taking Linzess

Before taking Linzess, talk to your healthcare provider:

  • If you are allergic to any of the ingredients in linaclotide or if you have any other allergies.
  • About your medical history, especially if you have had a stomach or intestinal blockage.
  • If you are pregnant or may become pregnant. Linzess should only be used during pregnancy if it is clearly needed.
  • If you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is unknown if linaclotide will pass through breast milk and have an effect on a nursing child.

Storage

Linzess should be stored in its original container at room temperature, away from heat, light, and moisture.

Properly dispose of any medication that is expired or no longer needed. Ask your healthcare provider about how to dispose of any prescription medication correctly.

Be sure to store your Linzess medication out of reach of children.

Linzess is characterized as being white to off-white opaque hard gelatin capsules with a gray imprint. If the capsules look discolored or malformed, do not take them and consult your pharmacist or healthcare provider.

What drugs can affect Linzess

Drug interactions can affect the way Linzess works or may increase your risk of adverse reactions. Talk to your healthcare provider about any other medicines you are taking, including other prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, or herbal supplements.

Do not start or stop taking any of your prescription medications without first talking to your healthcare provider.

Tips for taking Linzess

Specific lifestyle changes can help Linzess work while reducing triggers of IBS symptoms.

  • Make dietary changes, such as adding high-fiber foods to your diet. For example, fruits, vegetables, beans, and bran flakes can help soften your stools. Consuming large meals, fried foods, alcohol, and caffeinated drinks can make your symptoms worse.
  • Try increasing fluid intake by drinking about 6-8 cups of water every day.
  • Increasing the amount you exercise can help provide relief from some symptoms.
  • Reducing stress can also have a positive impact and prevent triggering IBS symptoms.

Learn how people pay the set service fee of $60.00 a month through Prescription Hope’s medication access service for Linzess through Prescription Hope!

Are you looking for a place to get your Linzess (linaclotide) medication at an affordable price?

Prescription Hope is a medication access service-based company that provides access to brand-name medication through patient assistance programs.

Prescription Hope charges a service fee of $60.00 a month through Prescription Hope’s medication access service for each medication accessed to manage medication orders and refills.

There are no other costs, fees, deductibles, or copays associated with the Prescription Hope service.

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What is Linzess used for?

Linzess (linaclotide) is used to treat bowel problems in adults, such as irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC).

What should I eat while taking Linzess?

While taking Linzess (linaclotide), patients should try to eat high-fiber foods, such as fruits, vegetables, and beans. Avoid consuming fried foods and large meals, as this can increase symptoms of IBS-C.

What happens if I take Linzess with food?

Taking Linzess (linaclotide) with food can potentially increase your risk of gastrointestinal side effects, such as diarrhea, bloating, and abdominal pain. To reduce these side effects, take Linzess on an empty stomach at least 30 minutes before your first meal.

How much water should I drink with Linzess?

Patients should strive to drink at least 6-8 glasses of water every day while taking Linzess (linaclotide).

Does health insurance cover Linzess?

Most insurance plans and Medicare will cover Linzess. However, many patients still find that their Linzess medication is too expensive despite having insurance coverage. So, whether you are with or without insurance, you can still enroll in Prescription Hope and potentially save hundreds each month.

Is there a Linzess generic Available?

The FDA has not approved a Linzess generic in the United States.

Does Linzess have a patient assistance program?

There is a patient assistance program for Linzess. Prescription Hope can enroll individuals who qualify into the pharmaceutical manufacturer’s patient assistance program for the set medication access service fee of $60.00 a month through Prescription Hope’s medication access service.

Is Prescription Hope a Linzess coupon, discount card, or insurance product?

Prescription Hope is not a Linzess coupon, discount card, or insurance product. Prescription Hope is a medication access service-based company that streamlines patient assistance programs for individuals who qualify to make their medication affordable. Although Prescription Hope is not a Linzess coupon, individuals looking for a Linzess coupon can save more through Prescription Hope! When you obtain your medications from Prescription Hope, your total will never cost more than $60.00 a month through Prescription Hope’s medication access service for each medication. If we cannot help you obtain a prescription medication, we will never charge a service fee for that medication. Once you have been pre-qualified and your first charge has been paid but we find we can’t get your medication, you will be refunded any service fees paid for the medication.

Can Prescription Hope get Linzess if I have insurance?

Yes. Every year, Prescription Hope works with some of the most prominent insurance organizations across the United States. Because Prescription Hope is NOT an insurance plan, our service works alongside your coverage to make your medication more affordable. This includes Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, and Humana. When adding Prescription Hope, insurance organizations can provide a better level of care for their clients. Enroll with Prescription Hope now to make your medication more affordable.


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