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Zelnorm® (tegaserod maleate) is a medication that is often prescribed for the treatment of chronic idiopathic constipation and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) with constipation in women. The medicine is not, however, meant to treat people with IBS who have diarrhea as the main symptom.
The medicine works by stimulating certain serotonin receptors in the digestive tract, which helps the digestive tract muscles move food through more quickly and makes the nerves in the digestive tract less sensitive. The product is unlikely to interact with most medications -- and for the few drugs that do interact with Zelnorm, the interaction is not severe enough to cause any problems or require any change in dosages.
The medication comes in tablet form and is usually taken by mouth twice a day before meals (on an empty stomach). You should take it at the same times each day to maintain an even level of the drug in your blood. Common side effects include diarrhea, abdominal pain, and headache.
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