If you have a certain type of constipation, your doctor might suggest Trulance as a treatment option for you.

Trulance is a prescription drug used in adults.

The active ingredient in Trulance is a drug. An active ingredient is what makes a drug work. It is part of a group of medications.

Trulance is a tablet that you swallow.

This article describes the dosages of Trulance, as well as its strength and administration (how it’s taken). To learn more about Trulance, see this in-depth article.

Note: This article covers Trulance’s usual dosages, which are provided by the drug’s manufacturer. But when using Trulance, always take the dosage that your doctor prescribes.

The information below is about the common dosage information for Trulance.

What is Trulance’s form?

Trulance is a tablet that you swallow.

What strength does Trulance come in?

Trulance is only available in one strength.

What are the usual dosages of Trulance?

The information below describes dosages that are commonly used or recommended. But be sure to take the dosage your doctor prescribes for you.

Dosage for chronic idiopathic constipation

The daily dose of 3mg is taken by mouth. The maximum Trulance dose is recommended for CIC.

Dosage for Irritable bowel syndrome can cause problems with the body.

The dosage for Irritable bowel syndrome can cause problems with the body. (IBS-C) is 3 mg taken by mouth once per day. This is also the maximum dosage of Trulance recommended for IBS-C.

Is Trulance used long term?

Trulance may be used for a long time. If you and your doctor agree that it is safe and effective for your condition, you will likely take it for a long time.

There are answers to some questions about Trulance.

How long does it take for Trulance to work?

It can be different depending on the person.

In studies of the medication for chronic idiopathic constipation, some people saw their constipation symptoms decrease as soon as 1 week after starting Trulance treatment. Studies of Trulance for Irritable bowel syndrome can cause problems with the body. did not specify how soon symptoms started to ease with the medication.

If you have questions about how quickly Trulance will work for you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Is Trulance available over the counter?

No. Trulance is not a bulk fiber or traditional laxative, both of which are available over the counter (OTC). It’s only available as a prescription medication.

If you have chronic idiopathic constipation or Irritable bowel syndrome can cause problems with the body. and want to try Trulance, talk with your doctor. They can discuss the benefits and risks of taking this drug. They’ll also let you know if Trulance or an OTC medication would be a good treatment option.

Are there dosage options for Trulance that are determined by weight?

“The manufacturer of Trulance does not make recommendations on how much to eat based on a person’s weight. The daily dose of Trulance is 3 milligrams. The maximum recommended dose of Trulance is this one.”

In studies of the drug, doses higher than 3 mg did not provide any additional benefits. But higher doses did cause more side effects.

“If you forget to take your regular dose, skip it. If you missed a dose, don’t take a double dose of Trulance. This can increase your risk of serious side effects.”

If you need help remembering to take your dose of Trulance on time, try using a medication reminder. This can include setting an alarm or downloading a reminder app on your phone.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist for other tips to help you keep track of your medication.

Trulance is a tablet that you can take with or without food. You will take your dose once a day. There is no best time to take the drug. Taking it at the same time each day can help keep the drug in your body.

If you have trouble swallowing pills, try crushing a Trulance tablet and adding it to applesauce or water. You can visit the Trulance website for instructions on how to do this. You can also check out this article for other tips that may help you take the tablets.

For information on the expiration, storage, and disposal of Trulance, see this article.

Accessible drug containers and labels

“If you can’t read the prescription label on your medication, you should tell your doctor or pharmacist. Some pharmacies have labels for medication.”

  • Large print or use of blind.
  • You can use a code on a phone to change the text to sound.

“If your current pharmacy doesn’t offer accessibility features, your doctor or pharmacist may be able to recommend a new pharmacy.”

Trulance is available in two different types of packaging. If you have trouble opening child-resistant packaging, please let your pharmacist know. They may be able to deliver Trulance in a container. They can offer tips to make it easier to open the drug container.

If you do get Trulance in an easy-open container, be sure to keep it out of reach of children. Trulance has a boxed warning for the risk of serious dehydration in children. A boxed warning is a serious warning from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Your doctor or pharmacist can tell you more about storing medications safely.

If you take more Trulance than your doctor prescribes, you can end up with serious side effects.

What to do in case you take too much Trulance

Call your doctor right away if you think you’ve taken too much Trulance. You can also call 800-222-1222 to reach the American Association of Poison Control Centers or use its online resource. But if you have severe symptoms, call 911 (or your local emergency number) immediately or go to the nearest emergency room.

“The drug’s manufacturer gives the usual dosage of Trulance. If your doctor recommends this drug, they will prescribe the correct amount.”

Remember, you should not change your dosage of Trulance without your doctor’s recommendation. Only take Trulance exactly as prescribed. Talk with your doctor if you have questions or concerns about your current dosage.

Some questions you may want to ask your doctor.

  • Will my Trulance dosage be different if I have a problem with the kidneys?
  • “If Trulance isn’t working for me, can I take a higher dose?”
  • Does my Trulance dosage need to be changed if I take other drugs with it?

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