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Tegaserod (Systemic)

Brand Names : Zelnorm

Description and Brand Names | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects

  • Serotonin agonist

Tegaserod (te-GAS-a-rod ) is a medicine for short term treatment of women who have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) with constipation (not enough or hard bowel movements) as their main bowel problem. Tegaserod increases the movement of stools (bowel movement) through the bowels. Tegaserod does not cure irritable bowel syndrome. Tegaserod decreases pain and discomfort in the abdominal area, bloating, and constipation. If you stop taking tegaserod your irritable bowel syndrome symptoms may return in one to two weeks.

This medicine is available only with your healthcare professional's prescription, in the following dosage forms:

  • Tablets (U.S. and Canada)
Brand Names

Some commonly used brand names are:

In the U.S. -

  • Zelnorm

In Canada -

  • Zelnorm


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Tegaserod: Before Using

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