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Zelnorm is a medication that is used mainly to treat chronic idiopathic constipation and irritable bowel syndrome with constipation. By stimulating certain serotonin receptors in the digestive tract, the medicine can help the digestive tract muscles move food through more quickly and make the nerves in the digestive tract less sensitive. Zelnorm comes in a tablet form taken twice a day before meals (on an empty stomach). Potential side effects may include diarrhea, headache, and nausea, among other things.
- Short-term treatment of IBS with constipation in women.
- Treatment of chronic idiopathic constipation in people less than 65 years of age. Chronic constipation is constipation lasting at least six months. Idiopathic constipation means constipation not due to other diseases or drugs.