Trulance: Uses & Side Effects

Trulance (plecanatide) is used to treat chronic idiopathic constipation or irritable bowel syndrome with constipation.

Trulance works by activating certain substances within your intestines that help increase fluid secretion and muscle movement.

Trulance also causes changes in the consistency of your stools.

Before taking this medicine

You should not use Trulance if you are allergic to plecanatide , or if you have:

  • a blockage in your intestines.

Do not give this medicine to a child younger than 6 years old.

Avoid using Trulance in anyone younger than 18 years old. In animal studies, plecanatide caused severe dehydration leading to death.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to Trulance: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Diarrhea is a common side effect of Trulance.

Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if your diarrhea is severe.

Keywords: Trulance; plecanatide.

* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.