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plecanatide Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Warnings & Dosing

What dosages is plecanatide available in?

What dosages is plecanatide available in?

plecanatide is available as a 3 mg oral tablet.

What is plecanatide used for?

What is plecanatide used for?

plecanatide is a GC-C agonist and is used for the following:
Irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C, repeated stomach pain with a change in bowel movements) Chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC, long-term constipation with an unknown cause)

How does plecanatide work?

How does plecanatide work?

plecanatide is a guanylate cyclase-C (GC-C) agonist. GC-C is a protein that works in the intestines. plecanatide activates GC-C, which helps raise the amount of fluid in your intestines and speed up the movement of food through your gut. These actions soften stool, relieve belly pain, and help you have regular bowel movements.

How do I take plecanatide?

How do I take plecanatide?

The typical dose is 3 mg by mouth once a day.

Is it safe for me to take plecanatide?

Is it safe for me to take plecanatide?

plecanatide is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you. You should not use this medication in the following:
Patients less than 6 years of age due to the risk of serious dehydration. Patients with known or suspected mechanical gastrointestinal obstruction.

plecanatide Common Side Effects

plecanatide Common Side Effects

Common side effects of plecanatide:

  • Diarrhea
plecanatide Serious Side Effects

plecanatide Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with plecanatide. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

  • Severe diarrhea
  • Bloody stools or black stools that look like tar
  • Dehydration: confusion, dizziness, fainting, racing heart
Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on plecanatide

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on plecanatide

There are no major drug interactions listed for plecanatide. However, always let your physician and pharmacist know about any other medications or supplements (including prescribed and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and dietary or herbal supplements) that you are currently taking.

Who makes plecanatide?

Who makes plecanatide?

Various FDA-approved generic manufacturers

Is plecanatide safe in pregnancy?

Is plecanatide safe in pregnancy?

It is not known if plecanatide will harm your unborn baby. plecanatide should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.


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