FDA has approved Linzess (linaclotide) capsules to treat functional constipation in pediatric patients 6 to 17 years of age. Linzess is the first treatment for pediatric functional constipation. The recommended dosage in pediatric patients 6 to 17 years is 72 mcg orally once daily.
Disease or Condition
Functional constipation is a common condition experienced by children and adolescents in which patients have infrequent bowel movements with hard stools that can be difficult or painful to pass. There is no known underlying organic cause and there are typically multiple contributing factors.