TEGASEROD (Oral) (Tablet)


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TEGASEROD (Oral) (Tablet) Drug and Prescription Information

TEGASEROD (Oral) (Tablet)

TEGASEROD (Oral) (Tablet) Medication Classification

TEGASEROD (By mouth)

TEGASEROD (Oral) (Tablet) Brandname

Zelnorm

TEGASEROD (Oral) (Tablet) is used for the Treatment

Tegaserod (teg-a-SER-od) Treats irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in women whose main problem is constipation.

When To Not Use TEGASEROD (Oral) (Tablet)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to tegaserod, or if you have severe kidney disease or liver disease. You should not use this medicine if you have ever had certain other problems with your digestive system, such as a blocked intestine, symptoms of gallbladder disease, or scar tissue.

How Should You Use TEGASEROD (Oral) (Tablet)

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  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to take and how often. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • This medicine is not for long-term use.
  • It is best to take this medicine on an empty stomach, before a meal.
  • Never share your medicine with anyone.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to take your medicine, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper TEGASEROD (Oral) (Tablet) Storage

Store TEGASEROD (Oral) (Tablet) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep TEGASEROD (Oral) (Tablet) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using TEGASEROD (Oral) (Tablet)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

TEGASEROD (Oral) (Tablet) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have kidney disease or liver disease.
  • Do not take this medicine if you are having frequent diarrhea. This medicine is only for women whose main symptom of IBS is constipation.
  • Stop taking this medicine and call your doctor if your stomach pain gets worse or you have new stomach pain.

TEGASEROD (Oral) (Tablet) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Severe cramping, abdominal pain, dizziness
  • Severe diarrhea
  • Severe nausea, vomiting
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Back pain or cramps
  • Headache
  • Mild diarrhea (may happen one or two times when you first start using this medicine)
  • Mild nausea, vomiting, or gas

TEGASEROD (Oral) (Tablet) Ratings

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