Managing Chronic Idiopathic Constipation (CIC) can feel like a long, slow hike up a rocky path. But whether you’ve just been diagnosed, or have been dealing with it for a while, one thing is for sure—when managing constipation, you shouldn’t have to make compromises.
If you feel like there’s no happy medium between constipation and diarrhea—or that life seems to revolve around when and where you go to the bathroom—now may be the time to talk to your doctor about Trulance.
How once-daily Trulance can help:
Improved stool consistency
As shown in two 12-week studies, Trulance may help people have well-formed bowel movements.
How do you measure treatment success?
The Bristol Stool Form Scale is a visual representation of 7 different types of bowel movements that you can have. Well-formed bowel movements are sometimes referred to as a “4” on the Bristol Stool Form Scale—a measurement that is widely considered by healthcare professionals to be the goal of constipation treatment. If you’re having 4s, you’re having bowel movements free of hard lumps or excess liquid.
Take a look at the chart below to see where you typically fall on the scale.
Type #1Separate hard lumps, like nuts. Hard to pass.
Type #2Sausage-shaped but lumpy.
Type #3Like a sausage but with cracks on surface.
Type #4Like a sausage or snake, smooth & soft.
Type #5Soft blobs with clear-cut edges.
Type #6Fluffy pieces with ragged edges, a mushy stool.
Type #7Watery, no solid pieces. Entirely liquid.
Creating a treatment plan that works for you
The Bristol Stool Form Scale can be used by healthcare professionals to help determine whether you are having normal bowel movements or not. And while it might seem awkward to talk about, telling your doctor which type or types of stool you typically have can help you both create a treatment plan that works for you and your body.
Remember: A Type “1” (constipation) and a Type “7” (diarrhea) on the Bristol Stool Form Scale are both problematic. If you experience either hard or watery stools because of what you have taken to manage your constipation, talk to your doctor to see if Trulance may be right for you.Know the right questions to ask Get a personalized discussion guide to help support your discussion about your CIC treatment goals.
More regular bowel movements (BMs)
In clinical studies, people taking Trulance had nearly 2 more bowel movements a week compared to people on a placebo (a placebo is commonly a sugar pill).
Nearly 2 more BMs a week*
People taking Trulance had an average of 5 bowel movements per week.
5 BMs a week on average*
In clinical studies, a majority of people had a bowel movement within 24 hours of taking their first dose of Trulance.*
*Without the use of laxatives.
Terms and conditions:
†Eligible patients may pay as little as $25 per prescription fill of Trulance, for up to 12 offers per year. 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. Offer good only in the US and Puerto Rico. This offer is void where prohibited by law. If you are a healthcare professional licensed in Vermont, or a licensed healthcare professional who regularly practices in Vermont, Synergy corporate policy prohibits you from downloading, printing, or accepting the savings card.
Bowel movement within 24 hours
In clinical studies, many people had a bowel movement (BM) within 24 hours of taking their first dose of Trulance.