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Tegaserod (By mouth)

Tegaserod (teg-a-SER-od)

Treats symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in women whose main problem is constipation. Also treats certain types of long-term constipation. This medicine was withdrawn from the US market on March 30, 2007, but is available on a very limited basis for restricted use. Women who would like to be considered for this program should contact their doctor for an evaluation.

Brand Name(s):

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to tegaserod, or if you have severe kidney disease or moderate to severe 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 to Use This Medicine:

Tablet

If a dose is missed:

How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine:

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

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

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

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

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088


Last Updated: 12/12/2016

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