Medical practice tools
Getting patients to talk about their symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation (IBS‑C) or Chronic Idiopathic Constipation (CIC) can be a challenge. Many people find their condition embarrassing to talk about. Others simply forget to discuss all of the symptoms they are experiencing. This can make diagnosing and treating difficult.
These resources can provide information and support that you or your staff may find useful when treating patients with IBS-C or CIC.
This questionnaire can help you find out more about your patients’ symptoms and identify those who may be appropriate for treatment with LINZESS.
This resource contains interesting statistics and information about IBS-C and CIC and the patients who suffer from them.
Prior Authorization Checklist
Use this checklist to ensure you have all of the information required by health insurance plans and pharmacy benefit managers to cover LINZESS.
Long-Term Care FAQ
This material promotes appropriate patient evaluation at long-term care facilities.
Bristol Stool Form Scale Poster
An in-office wall chart to aid diagnosis and prompt patient discussion about their condition.
Constipation Conversation Tool
A resource to help initiate discussions and help patients open up about what they are feeling.
Thought Leader Presentations
Review the most up-to-date information on chronic constipation and LINZESS delivered by leading practitioners.
Watch real patients explain how IBS-C and CIC impacted them and how LINZESS was able to make a difference.
Review papers about LINZESS, IBS-C, CIC, and patient surveys published in major medical journals.
Pocket Pain & Stool Scale
Print out the pocket-sized Bristol Stool Form Scale and Wong-Baker FACES® Pain Rating Scale to help assess patients and monitor changes.
ICD-10 Reference Guide
Keep this handy guide to common ICD-10 codes on your computer or print it out.