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Constipation, Chronic 11 reviews 29 medications
   
9.8
Irritable Bowel Syndrome 14 reviews 130 medications
   
9.7
Summary of Zelnorm reviews 25 reviews 9.8

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For Constipation, Chronic "My husband has chronic constipation. And has very bad cramping. He takes a stool softener and takes 2 different prescription laxatives. Which he says is really no help. He also can't take any type pain medicines since they cause constipation. The doc put him on Zelnorm. He says it was a miracle ...right off it stopped the constant pain in left side. Then started to have normal pain free bowel movements. He said he hasn't felt so good. And was heartbroken when they recalled it. He said he would like to continue Eben though its got side effects but they won't let him. So Zelmorm does work and well enough to want to take keep taking even at his own risk. He says would be worth it."

   
10

toonhead March 13, 2014

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For Irritable Bowel Syndrome "This is the ONLY medicine that worked for me! I have tried everything else and nothing works! I will bet if it was for erectile dysfunction it would still be on the market! You don't see Viagra black boxed which causes cardiovascular problems and more than likely this is because Zelnorm helped a more predominant female health problem! "

   
10

DG3 May 30, 2013

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For Irritable Bowel Syndrome "Hey everyone I'm here with review, and I finally know this helped my irritable bowel syndrome. I'm a healthy woman in her mid-40s, just slightly overweight, but not too much."

   
8.0

Anonymous December 5, 2012

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For Constipation, Chronic "If I could have one wish I would wish this medication back on market. Zelnorm helped my condition as no other medication had or as of now. Nothing I do will replace the relief of Zelnorm for my personal condition. PLEASE bring Zelnorm back on the market."

   
10

Anonymous (taken for 2 to 5 years) July 14, 2012

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For Constipation, Chronic "Was the best help I had ever. Bring it back. "

   
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Anonymous May 12, 2012

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For Constipation, Chronic "I have suffered with Crohns disease, IBS, and gastroparesis for years. I know I'm coming late in the game to any discussions, but this is due to my frustrations. When I was taking Zelnorm I could actually live a normal life, with normal bathroom habits. Since this drug has been pulled from the market I have suffered through trial after trial of replacement therapies, none of which have helped. My only hope now is an emergency IND to get Zelnorm.... unless it is available elsewhere. I am even willing to travel outside the country to get back to Zelnorm."

   
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Anonymous October 1, 2010

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For Constipation, Chronic "I used Zelnorm and it was the best thing for my constipation. I hate that they took it off the market. Nothing works as good as Zelnorm. Now, I deal with the pain, cramps being bedridden for half a day due to constipation. I wish they would bring it back."

   
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chiavet September 15, 2010

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For Irritable Bowel Syndrome "I miss this drug more than words can describe. I was on it for about 3 years, and for those years, I was completely "normal." When I was told that this drug was going to be taken off the market, I was very confused. I was also very confused about the claims that were made, and are still made about this drug. I'm a man, and this drug was the best thing to happen for my condition. I also wasn't the only man on this drug either. Almost everyone who has severe IBS, male or female, that took this drug felt extreme relief with little to no side effects. Now this drug isn't even being considered to come back, let alone for males. What really happened to this drug?"

   
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Anonymous May 14, 2010

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For Constipation, Chronic "Zelnorm was the first medicine in my life to work effectively since I was a teenager (I'm 68 now). It was so disappointing when it was pulled off the market. Nothing has helped me since."

   
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RRF February 28, 2010

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For Irritable Bowel Syndrome "I have suffered from IBS for several years now, and it is ruining my life. I have tried countless medicines to treat the symptoms, tried diet modifications, everything imaginable. I'm only 22 years old and it breaks my heart to know that my quality of life is so affected by this, and that there IS a cure for me, ZELNORM...but I can't have it! The 1/2 year that I was on Zelnorm was the best year of my life. I had energy, felt good enough to get out of the house and participate in life. There is nothing that works like Zelnorm and I wish someone could bring it back, or at least give all of us sufferers some answers. Walk a mile in our shoes."

   
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Lucy08 October 3, 2009

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For Constipation, Chronic "This was the only thing that help me with my bloating and constipation. I have suffered for years with this...I want my Zelnorm back!"

   
10

wonderfulwoman September 7, 2009

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For Irritable Bowel Syndrome "My stomach was not bloated and my intestinal tract was functioning as it never has before-I felt more alert, less tired and sluggish and even lost some weight. I am very upset that this was taken off the market."

   
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Anonymous July 30, 2009

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For Constipation, Chronic "It was the only thing that actually improved my chronic constipation and bloating and since it's gone of the market I haven't found anything too close to the results I experienced with Zelnorm."

   
9.0

Anonymous June 16, 2009

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For Constipation, Chronic "I wish they had not pulled this drug from the market. It was the only medicine that actually worked and worked well with no side effects. I have since tried Amitiza for my constipation and it made me so nauseous and sick I had to discontinue use. I'm miserable now without my Zelnorm."

   
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Anonymous May 15, 2009

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For Irritable Bowel Syndrome "I was on Zelnorm for less than a year and it was the best year I had. I had energy, was losing weight, went to the bathroom on a regular basis. Please bring it back."

   
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distylist April 28, 2009

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For Irritable Bowel Syndrome "I too suffer from severe constipation and have for years. I am in my thirties and this is the only drug that has helped. I felt so much better when I took Zelnorm. I had more energy, it cleaned me out, mood swings were less, and the bloating, pressure and gas was next to nothing. My quality of life was amazing while taking the medicine. However, I did have to plan when I took Zelnorm. I had to make sure I had a day off from everything before I could take it because within 1-2 hours of taking the pill, I would make many trips to the bathroom for 1-3 hours. Then I would get extremely tired. After a short nap, I felt like myself again. I would only have to take 1 zelnorm two to three times a month. It seemed to have regulated me for the most part. Then the letter came in the mail discussing the withdrawal of the medicine. I then stopped taking Zelnorm for a while. Until my constipation symptoms became worse, I took Zelnorm out of desperation for relief. I now only take it in emergencies when I can not find relief. "

Anonymous December 11, 2008

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For Irritable Bowel Syndrome "Zelnorm is the only medication that worked for my IBS. I am on other medications and I am having a lot of problems"

   
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Anonymous September 8, 2008

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For Irritable Bowel Syndrome "I've suffered from severe abdominal pain and constipation since I hit puberty. I was in such pain that I would pass out from it. After a week of taking Zelnorm I felt completely better and I didn't pass out once from pain while I was on it. It was what got me through 2 years of high school, when before I was constantly hospitalized from it and couldn't attend school. I was taken off of it because my doctor was worried about the side effects and the pain and other problems came back, just not as aggressively. I learned to deal with it, to ignore it and the pain slowly went away. I recently had an attack for the first time in 4 years, that was extremely severe and I passed out. I don't want to spend another year in and out of the hospital..."

   
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Anonymous September 3, 2008

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For Irritable Bowel Syndrome "I am in the same boat. After years of suffering, I reluctantly started Zelnorm. I was on it for just a few months before it was taken off the market. Since then, it has been a constant struggle and NO other medicine or alternative source seems to help. I would like to take it despite the risks and really wish there was another option that worked as well."

   
8.0

Anonymous July 14, 2008

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For Irritable Bowel Syndrome "I took Zelnorm for Irritable Bowel Syndrome for about 2-1/2yrs. From the first dose my abdominal distention, bloating and pain disapeared by morning. It was a miracle drug. When I didn't take it my quality of life was non-existent. I tried many medicines over the years, none helped. Just had to "wait out" the severe pain and bloating. Feel Zelnorm should be available for those individuals not at risk for cardiovascular problems. Unfortunately there isn't anything else that works in the same way."

   
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Anonymous May 28, 2008

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For Irritable Bowel Syndrome "I am 53 years old. I have had serious problems with the constipation due to irritable bowel syndrome, for years. I was only able to take Zelnorm for two months before it was removed from the market, but they were the best two months of my later adult years. No pain, easy bowel movements, loss of doughy feeling in my abdomen, less tired, and more symptoms were gone with Zelnorm. If you can't bring it back, please find an alternative that works as well. PLEASE!"

   
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Tourgirl May 14, 2008

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For Constipation, Chronic "I was 25 when I was finally diagnosed with IBS-C. I only took Zelnorm ONCE and i immediately felt better for a week. IT basically flushed my system out all at once and I never felt so good in my life. I didn't take it regularly only when I REALLY needed it. 2 pills did the trick."

   
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guest13 April 28, 2008

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For Constipation, Chronic "I am a 55 yr old woman and Zelnorm did wonders for me. I have had trouble since I was a teenager. Over the counter laxatives were so unpredictable and inconvenient for me. Zelnorm has helped me for 2 years and I have enough of them left from free samples and a 90 day supply that I will continue to take it for as long as I can. "

dtvret July 22, 2007

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For Irritable Bowel Syndrome "I'm 30 years old and had been suffering from IBS for very long. Zelnorm was the only med that helped. I'm off it now and feel bad again."

kopciunia May 28, 2007

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For Irritable Bowel Syndrome "I am a 49 yr old women. I have had IBS w/ constipation since I was a teenager. I was forced to do enemas at least 3x weekly or I would be so bloated I could not fit my clothing. I had no social life because I was in too much pain to go out. Zelnorm changed everything. I felt great! I have been without it for week and I'm miserable again. Please bring it back. If people don't exercise and eat right its not the drug's fault! Your ruining more lives than you realize. BRING IT BACK!!!!!!!!"

m1435 April 25, 2007

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