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Tegaserod (Zelnorm)

Also known as Zelnorm

Tegaserod is a 5-HT4 agonist manufactured by Novartis and sold under the names Zelnorm and Zelmac for the management of irritable bowel syndrome and constipation. Approved by the FDA in 2002, it was subsequently removed from the market in 2007 due to FDA concerns about possible adverse cardiovascular effects. Before then, it was the only drug approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration to help relieve the abdominal discomfort, bloating, and constipation associated with irritable bowel syndrome. Its use was also approved to treat chronic idiopathic constipation.

Source: Wikipedia

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed tegaserod to treat irritable bowel syndrome, chronic constipation, constipation, and degenerative disc disease.

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