Side effect(s) of Tegaserod

Last Updated on May 11, 2022
Review the side-effects of Tegaserod as documented in medical literature. The term "side effects" refers to unintended effects that can occur as a result of taking the medication. In majority of the instances these side-effects are mild and easily tolerable, however sometimes they can be more severe and can be detrimental.
If the side effects are not tolerable adjusting the dosage or switching to a different medication can help to manage or overcome side effects. If you have any doubts or questions, we recommend seeking advice from your doctor or pharmacist.

Gastrointestinal- Abdominal pain, nausea,vomiting, bile duct stone, stomach upset, fecal incontinence, gangrenous bowel, stomach inflammation, rectal pain, rectal bleeding, GI reflux, diarrhea, flatulence, abdominal distension, bleeding, ischemic colitis( inflammation and injury of the large intestine result from inadequate blood supply), mesenteric ischemia, stomach discomfort, suspected sphincter of Oddi spasm.

Heart- Fatigue, bundle branch block (this condition blocks the impulse flow in the heart, so it is enough to say abnormal heart rhythm), flushing, low blood pressure, chest pain, abnormal heart rhythm, fainting.

Central Nervous System- Headaches, increased appetite, restlessness, sleep disorder, dizziness, sleeplessness, depression.

Skin- Itching, skin rash.

Eye and ENT- Visual disturbance.

Blood- Increased eosinophil count, low neutrophil count.

Genitourinary- Painful menstruation, urinary tract infection, breast cancer, irregular period, miscarriage.

Liver- Gall stone, elevated liver enzyme.

Metabolic- Electrolyte disorders, decreased blood volume, increased creatine phosphokinase, peripheral swelling.

Musculoskeletal- Back pain, joint disease, muscle pain.

Respiratory- Upper respiratory tract infection, paranasal inflammation, inflammation of pharynx, nasal congestion, difficulty in breathing.

Miscellaneous- Accidental trauma, fungal infection, leg pain, chest pain, hypersensitivity, pain.

Other Precautions : *Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor approval.

Drug Name : Tegaserod

Tegaserod(Zelnorm) generic is a selective serotonin receptor agonist, prescribed for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in women who have constipation as their main symptom. It is also used for treating certain men and women (younger than 65 years) who have a type of chronic constipation.
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