FAQs About EnteraGam®
What is EnteraGam®?
How does EnteraGam® work?
EnteraGam® uniquely binds toxic substances released by bacteria (and other substances called microbial components1) that upset the intestinal environment. This helps prevent them from penetrating the lining of the intestine and causing problems.
EnteraGam® may also help1-8:
- Restore a stable environment in your gut (called gut homeostasis)
- Manage how your gut barrier works (called gut barrier function) so nutrients from foods and fluids can be properly absorbed
How can EnteraGam® help?
EnteraGam® uniquely addresses the underlying factors that may contribute to chronic diarrhea and loose stools in people with specific intestinal disorders, like IBS-D or IBD. Print this free Doctor Discussion Guide to help you talk to your doctor about EnteraGam®.
In a clinical study, people who took EnteraGam® experienced fewer days per week with loose stools and other IBS-D–related symptoms, including abdominal discomfort and bloating. Some people notice management of their condition with EnteraGam® in as little as 2 to 4 weeks.9 See how EnteraGam® works.
How is EnteraGam® different from antibiotics?
How is EnteraGam® different from probiotics?
EnteraGam® is not a probiotic. Probiotics simply add bacteria to the intestinal environment. They may be harmful for people who have a weakened immune system and are at risk of getting infections because their bodies cannot defend against illnesses or other medical problems.11
Plus, probiotics do not work like EnteraGam® to prevent the toxic substances released by bacteria and other microbial components from penetrating the lining of the intestine, which may contribute to chronic diarrhea and loose stools due to specific intestinal disorders, like IBS-D or IBD.3,12 See What is EnteraGam® to learn more.
What is a medical food?
How do I take EnteraGam®?
EnteraGam® is a fine powder that can be easily mixed into at least 4 ounces of liquid (water or other liquid as preferred8).
Or, EnteraGam® can be mixed with soft foods, such as pudding
or yogurt.8 Get more tips for getting started on EnteraGam®.
Is EnteraGam® safe?
Can I use EnteraGam® with other therapies?
How long can I take EnteraGam®?
Where can I get EnteraGam®?
Use EnteraGam® personalized pharmacy services to get your EnteraGam® prescriptions filled. You can have your EnteraGam® prescription conveniently delivered right to your home—in just a few days—saving you trips to the pharmacy. Visit the EnteraGam® Hub to learn more. The Hub is where all of the important EnteraGam® patient services and information come together in one place for your convenience.
Are there any special savings offers for EnteraGam®?
Yes! You can save significantly on EnteraGam® with prescription savings vouchers offered through The Hub.* There, you can also learn about how to use the EnteraGam® personalized pharmacy services (powered by Foundation Care) to get the best price, convenient home delivery, and much more. While many local pharmacies will also accept your prescription savings vouchers, they simply cannot match the individualized service of EnteraGam® personalized pharmacy services, which includes:
- Fast, convenient, discreet home delivery
- Guaranteed EnteraGam® product availability
- Timely prescription processing
- 24/7 pharmacist telephone access
- Refill reminders (calls, texts, or emails—it’s up to you)
- Insurance claims assistance
- Co-pay assistance programs
What if I have other questions about EnteraGam®?
*This co-pay voucher program is not valid for prescriptions reimbursed under Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, or any other federal or state program, or where prohibited by law. Even if you don’t have insurance, you can still save on EnteraGam®. Call 1-844-368-3721 (1-844-ENTERA1) for more information.