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User Reviews for Tegaserod

Also known as: Zelnorm

Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Constipation, Chronic  Off-label 9.9
11 reviews 29 medications
Irritable Bowel Syndrome   8.6
27 reviews 137 medications

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Reviews for Tegaserod

Chilly February 10, 2021

Zelnorm (tegaserod) for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: “I took took Zelnorm the first time around and it was a great drug, then it was taken off the market. Now I am taking it again and I do not think it is the same Zelnorm. It worked the first week or so then quit.”

1 / 10
Betsy · Taken for less than 1 month November 5, 2020

Zelnorm (tegaserod) for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: “I also took Zelnorm before they took this off the market in 2012 and it was the best thing ever. I have been back on it almost three weeks now. It worked great the first week maybe, and now it’s not doing anything. It’s a new manufacturer. I wonder if it is not the same exact ingredients. I will continue to take it for awhile longer and hope it starts to work again.”

5 / 10
Blabby September 21, 2020

Zelnorm (tegaserod) for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: “Without a doubt, This Zelnorm the best med ever for IBS w/ constipation. It is a reliable, comfortable drug for this problem. I went to the pharmacy today for this prescription- it was insanely expensive- I have to reconsider because of the price - what a shame.”

10 / 10

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debbue · Taken for less than 1 month September 19, 2020

Zelnorm (tegaserod) for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: “I've tried this medicine 2x. The first pill gave me severe diarrhea and hour after just one dose. 3 episodes within a few hours. Second time, a week later, same result. never again. I tried what my doctor wanted me to do. But I cant tolerate it.”

1 / 10
Justme · Taken for less than 1 month March 15, 2020

Zelnorm (tegaserod) for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: “I used Zelnorm before it was taken off the market and love it. I’m taking it again now it’s back and it isn’t working for me. Anyone else having the same problem? Is there something missing now that was there before? Why doesn't Zelnorm work like it used to? ”

1 / 10
PAM February 8, 2020

Zelnorm (tegaserod) for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: “OMG I am so thankful that Zelnorm is back for people that have gone through terrible constipation as I have. At first I did not think it was going to work, then the next day I took miralax and a zelnorm anthey work well together.”

10 / 10
jodie · Taken for 1 to 6 months February 5, 2020

Zelnorm (tegaserod) for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: “This medicine Zelnorm works wonders. I’m a 22 year old female that has IBS with constipation for about five years. I’ve tried every single constipation medicine out there. All made me feel horrible. They finally brought this back on the market and I am regular everyday now. Saved my life”

10 / 10

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Cs · Taken for less than 1 month October 17, 2019

Zelnorm (tegaserod) for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: “Zelnorm is back on the market. I started it 2 days ago and I already feel 100% better! My GP prescribed it. It's no longer regulated and can be prescribed to add anyone under 65.”

10 / 10
Brown Sugar · Taken for 2 to 5 years June 21, 2019

Zelnorm (tegaserod) for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: “I wish they would also put Zelnorm back on market. It help me to lose weight and it help my stomach , the constipation and no bloating. Yes please put back on the shelf and soon.”

Amy May 12, 2019

Zelnorm (tegaserod) for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: “I suffer from IBS which is a chronic condition for constipation bloated discomfort , when my doctor introduced me to Zelnorm that was the best medication, because I tried so many medications and it did not help I was losing weight energetic happy, please put zelnorm back on the market this saved a lot of lives I didn't have any side effects from medication I was healthy”

10 / 10
Bring back Zelnorm · Taken for 2 to 5 years May 6, 2019

Zelnorm (tegaserod) for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: “Zelnorm was amazing for my IBS-C. Took away the bloating and worked well for my constipation. Helped me lose weight. Currently on Linzess and I’m feeling horrible. Weight gain!! Back pain, tired, feeling weak from bowel movements coming out like water. Stomach is extremely bloated, making gurgling noises. Living in the bathroom instead of getting to spend time with my family. Soon as I do eat, right to bathroom it is. Praying they bring back Zelnorm so I can enjoy my life again, as well as feeing better.”

10 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 2 years February 15, 2019

Zelnorm (tegaserod) for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: “This was the best only medication that ever worked for IBS-C for me. I was diagnosed in the late 90’s and this medication was a miracle in the mid 2000’s. It’s the only time I had no pain, no bloating, no problems, didn’t have to worry about IBS symptoms. Now, it’s the only thing I can ever think about, because it’s a constant problem. I never felt better than when Zelnorm “fixed” my gut. Seriously, they need to BRING BACK ZELNORM. For the sake of everyone here!”

10 / 10
Steph · Taken for 1 to 2 years December 22, 2018

Zelnorm (tegaserod) for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: “I have not been the same since this pill has been taken off the market. I swear they took it off as it works so well. Maybe if they would have charged more and they would have made more money they would have kept it on the maker. Sad really. I’m demanding to bring it back. Was the best drug ever”

10 / 10
Mick · Taken for 1 to 6 months December 4, 2018

Zelnorm (tegaserod) for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: “Have both IBS and IC. Zelnorm stopped symptoms of both diseases. No adverse effects---none. On my brief drug induced IC remissions, the IBS was not present. A GE Conference in Munich in December 2008 had presentation that in a followup study on patients in control and test groups of the original study had a dozen Cardio-vascular deaths in the control and none in the test side. That's exactly OPPOSITE of what the original study asserted. It was also pointed out mistakes in assembling the original data---false positives and soft angina. My source was Cardiology Today. The Doctors presenting speculated why Zelnorm prevented Cardio problems. I saw study after study praising the results of the drug. 11 years of misery: imagine how I feel. It should not have been pulled. Leave it at that!”

10 / 10
Pilarescreacion · Taken for less than 1 month January 22, 2017

Zelnorm (tegaserod) for Irritable Bowel Syndrome: “For me, there is no side effects. I took this medicine twice in a month. Saturday at 6:00 am, 6:30 full glass of water. 8:00am @bathroom stops 930am The third time I tried to used it does not work. I like the medicine. In Puerto Rico is not for sale anymore.”

10 / 10
toonhead March 13, 2014

Zelnorm (tegaserod) 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 / 10
DG3 May 30, 2013

Zelnorm (tegaserod) 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 / 10
Anonymous December 5, 2012

Zelnorm (tegaserod) 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 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for 2 to 5 years July 14, 2012

Zelnorm (tegaserod) 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 / 10
Anonymous May 12, 2012

Zelnorm (tegaserod) for Constipation, Chronic: “Was the best help I had ever. Bring it back. ”

10 / 10
Anonymous October 1, 2010

Zelnorm (tegaserod) 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.”

10 / 10
chiavet September 15, 2010

Zelnorm (tegaserod) 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.”

10 / 10
Anonymous May 14, 2010

Zelnorm (tegaserod) 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?”

10 / 10
RRF February 28, 2010

Zelnorm (tegaserod) 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.”

10 / 10
Lucy08 October 3, 2009

Zelnorm (tegaserod) 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.”

10 / 10

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