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GENERIC NAME: TEGASEROD - ORAL (te-GAS-a-rod)
BRAND NAME(S): Zelnorm
USES: This medication is used to treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in women who have constipation as a major symptom. Tegaserod relieves constipation by shortening the time stool remains in the bowel, reducing stomach pain and bloating. This medication should not be used to treat IBS in women who have diarrhea as their major symptom, or if you currently have diarrhea or a history of frequent diarrhea. This medication has not been shown to work in men with IBS.
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