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What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking It?

You should talk with your healthcare provider before taking tegaserod if you have:
  • Kidney disease or failure (renal failure)
  • Liver disease or failure, including cirrhosis
  • Frequent diarrhea
  • A history of a bowel obstruction or intestinal blockage
  • A history of gallbladder disease, including gallstones
  • A history of abdominal adhesions
  • Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you currently take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Warnings and Precautions With Tegaserod for more information on this topic, including information on who should not take the drug.)

What Is It Used For?

Specific uses of tegaserod include:
  • 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.
Tegaserod is not meant to treat people with IBS who have diarrhea as the main symptom.
(Click What Is Tegaserod Used For? for more information, including possible off-label uses.)

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