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Trulance

With a copay card, your eligible*, commercially insured patients could pay as little as $25 for a 90-day supply of Trulance

How to help patients get their savings

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Following a prescription for Trulance, patients can obtain a savings card from your office by visiting Trulance.com/savings or requesting one via email.

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Once they have a card, they can activate it by following the instructions at Trulance.com/activate.

89% of eligible, commercially insured patients have coverage for Trulance1†

*Patient is not eligible if he/she participates in, seeks reimbursement or submits a claim for reimbursement to any federal or state healthcare program with prescription drug coverage, such as Medicaid, Medicare, Medigap, VA, DOD, TRICARE, or any similar federal or state healthcare program (each a Government Program), or where prohibited by law. Patient must be enrolled in, and must seek reimbursement from or submit a claim for reimbursement to, a commercial insurance plan. Offer excludes full-cash-paying patients. To qualify for this offer, the patient’s out-of-pocket expense must be a minimum of $25 per prescription. Maximum savings limit applies; patient out-of-pocket expense may vary. Must be 18 years of age or older and under the age of 65 to participate in the program. This offer is good only in the US and Puerto Rico and is void where prohibited by law. Offer is valid for up to 12 prescription fills per year.

Current as of May 2020. Salix Pharmaceuticals does not guarantee coverage or reimbursement for the product.

Diagnosis coding

ICD-10 CODES

  • K58.1 Irritable bowel syndrome with constipation
  • K59.04Chronic idiopathic constipation

The ICD-10 codes and all other patient-access-related information are provided for informational purposes only. It is the treating physician’s responsibility to determine the proper diagnosis, treatment, and applicable ICD-10 code. Salix Pharmaceuticals does not guarantee coverage or reimbursement for the product.

Indication

Trulance (plecanatide) 3 mg tablets is indicated in adults for the treatment of Chronic Idiopathic Constipation (CIC) and Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation (IBS-C).

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

WARNING: RISK OF SERIOUS DEHYDRATION IN PEDIATRIC PATIENTS
Trulance® is contraindicated in patients less than 6 years of age; in nonclinical studies in young juvenile mice administration of a single oral dose of plecanatide caused deaths due to dehydration. Use of Trulance should be avoided in patients 6 years to less than 18 years of age. The safety and efficacy of Trulance have not been established in pediatric patients less than 18 years of age.

 

Contraindications
  • Trulance is contraindicated in patients less than 6 years of age due to the risk of serious dehydration.
  • Trulance is contraindicated in patients with known or suspected mechanical gastrointestinal obstruction.
Warnings and Precautions
Risk of Serious Dehydration in Pediatric Patients
  • Trulance is contraindicated in patients less than 6 years of age. The safety and effectiveness of Trulance in patients less than 18 years of age have not been established. In young juvenile mice (human age equivalent of approximately 1 month to less than 2 years), plecanatide increased fluid secretion as a consequence of stimulation of guanylate cyclase-C (GC-C), resulting in mortality in some mice within the first 24 hours, apparently due to dehydration. Due to increased intestinal expression of GC-C, patients less than 6 years of age may be more likely than older patients to develop severe diarrhea and its potentially serious consequences.
  • Use of Trulance should be avoided in patients 6 years to less than 18 years of age. Although there were no deaths in older juvenile mice, given the deaths in young mice and the lack of clinical safety and efficacy data in pediatric patients, use of Trulance should be avoided in patients 6 years to less than 18 years of age.
Diarrhea
  • Diarrhea was the most common adverse reaction in the four placebo-controlled clinical trials for CIC and IBS-C. Severe diarrhea was reported in 0.6% of Trulance-treated CIC patients, and in 1% of Trulance-treated IBS-C patients.
  • If severe diarrhea occurs, the health care provider should suspend dosing and rehydrate the patient.
Adverse Reactions
  • In the two combined CIC clinical trials, the most common adverse reaction in Trulance-treated patients (incidence ≥2% and greater than in the placebo group) was diarrhea (5% vs 1% placebo).
  • In the two combined IBS-C clinical trials, the most common adverse reaction in Trulance-treated patients (incidence ≥2% and greater than in the placebo group) was diarrhea (4.3% vs 1% placebo).

Please also see the full Prescribing Information, including BOXED Warning, for additional risk information.