Treats symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in women whose main problem is constipation. Also treats certain types of long-term constipation. This medicine was withdrawn from the US market on March 30, 2007, but is available on a very limited basis for restricted use. Women who would like to be considered for this program should contact their doctor for an evaluation.
You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to tegaserod, or if you have severe kidney disease or moderate to severe liver disease. You should not use this medicine if you have ever had certain other problems with your digestive system, such as a blocked intestine, symptoms of gallbladder disease, or scar tissue.
Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
This medicine is not for long-term use.
It is best to take this medicine on an empty stomach. Unless your doctor tells you otherwise, take your dose shortly before you eat a meal.
If a dose is missed:
If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.