Tenapanor – Side Effects, Interactions, Uses, Dosage, Warnings

Tenapanor is used in adults to treat irritable bowel syndrome with constipation.

Tenapanor may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.


What is Tenapanor (Oral) used for?

  • Constipation
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome


What is the most important information I should know about Tenapanor (Oral)?

You should not use tenapanor if you have:

  • a bowel blockage.

Tenapanor should not be used in children who are younger than 6 years.

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using this medicine if you have health problems.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to get pregnant, or breastfeeding.

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Side Effects

What are the side effects of Tenapanor (Oral)?

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop taking tenapanor and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • severe diarrhea.

Common side effects may include:

  • gas, diarrhea;
  • feeling of fullness or pressure in your abdomen; or
  • dizziness.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

Can I take Tenapanor (Oral) if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to get pregnant, or breastfeeding.


What drugs and food should I avoid while taking Tenapanor (Oral)?

Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.

Dosage Guidelines & Tips

How to take Tenapanor (Oral)?

Use Tenapanor (Oral) exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Use the medicine exactly as directed.

Tenapanor is taken by mouth (1 tablet) twice a day.

Tenapanor should be taken immediately before breakfast or first meal of the day and immediately before dinner.

Store this medicine tightly closed in the original container at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Do not remove the canister of moisture-absorbing preservative from the original container.

What should I do if I missed a dose of Tenapanor (Oral)?

Skip the missed dose and take the next dose at the regular time. Do not take two doses at one time.

Overdose Signs

What happens if I overdose on Tenapanor (Oral)?

If you think you or someone else may have overdosed on: Tenapanor (Oral),  call your doctor or the Poison Control center

(800) 222-1222

If someone collapses or isn't breathing after taking Tenapanor (Oral), call 911



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