About Tegaserod in IBS. Drug information for Irritable Bowel Syndrome sufferers.
Other Names: Zelnorm
Indications: Short term treatment of women with IBS-C who have failed conventional treatment. WITHDRAWN from women and patients under 65 years of age as possible increase risk of increased cardiovascular events (heart attacks and strokes).
Caution: Withdrawn due to potential cardiovascular events.
Side effects: headache, abdominal pain, diarrhoea (diarrhea), ischaemic colitis, cardiovascular events as outlined.
Adult Dose: 6mg tablet twice a day for 4 to 6 weeks.
Zelnorm in Irritable Bowel Syndrome has been used, but withdrawn on saftey grounds at present.
PLEASE NOTE: Whilst this website has taken every care to make sure the information is correct, I cannot accept any liability for any of the above information.
If any concerns, always read the drug manufacturers guidelines or consult a doctor.
This is not a drug I have any experience of so cannot pass comment other than to say it is not available in the UK.