chronic idiopathic constipation patient

Identifying patients with CIC who may benefit from LINZESS

CIC can be difficult to diagnose due to the unknown cause of symptoms

Chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC) is a multisymptom condition.1 A 30-minute online survey conducted in adults who met ROME IV criteria for irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) or CIC revealed that CIC patients suffer for about 2 years before seeking help from a healthcare professional. Patients may also attempt to self-treat before seeking help.2

Some patients may try to self-treat CIC by3:

  • Making dietary changes
  • Drinking more water
  • Increasing exercise
  • Taking over-the-counter (OTC) laxatives and stool softeners chronically (many of which are only intended for up to 7 days of use)4-6
  • Trying to reduce stress

Click to view 2 LINZESS CIC patient profiles

chronic idiopathic constipation patient Jacob
chronic idiopathic constipation patient Rosalinda

*Not actual patients. For illustrative purposes only.

CIC patients may attempt to chronically self-treat with OTC products before seeking help from a healthcare professional.2 Once-daily LINZESS is available in 2 doses specifically for CIC patients1