What is Plecanatide?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Trulance

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Plecanatide is a prescription drug used to treat chronic idiopathic constipation by increasing activities in the gastrointestinal tract.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Irritable bowel syndrome 3 4
Abdominal bloating 1 3
Constipation 1 0
High triglycerides (hypertriglyceridemia) 1 3
Hyperlipoproteinemia type IV 1 3
Swelling of abdomen 1 3

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 2
Mild 2
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Plecanatide

Side effect Patients Percentage
Chronic constipation 1
Diarrhea 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Plecanatide

Dosage Patients Percentage
3 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Plecanatide

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 2
Doctor's advice 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 2 patients who've stopped taking Plecanatide

Duration

Currently taking Plecanatide

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 2 years 1

Stopped taking Plecanatide

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 4
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 3

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Plecanatide after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Linaclotide (Linzess) 1
Valsartan (Diovan) 1

Patients stopped taking Plecanatide and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Linaclotide (Linzess) 1
Metoclopramide (Reglan) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Plecanatide.