What is Tegaserod?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Zelnorm

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Tegaserod is the generic for Zelnorm. It is used to treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome in patients whose primary symptom is constipation.

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None 1

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Duration

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Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
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Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
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Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
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Cost per month
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$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
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1 patient evaluation for Tegaserod

Jun 1, 2008 (Started Sep 01, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bowel irritability)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 12 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It WORKED!!! Too good. Zelnorm was discontinued last year by the FDA for causing heart attacks at a rate of 1:10,000.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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