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In the US, Tegaserod (tegaserod systemic) is a member of the drug class serotoninergic neuroenteric modulators and is used to treat Constipation - Chronic and Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories


Serotonin 5HT₄-receptor agonist

Chemical Names

1-[[(5-Metoxyindol-3-yl)metylene]amino]-3-pentylguanidine (WHO)

1-{[(5-Metoxyindol-3-yl)metyliden]amino}-3-pentylguanidin (IUPAC)

Hydrazinecarboximidamide, 2-[(5-metoxy-1H-indol-3-yl)metylene]-N-pentyl- (USAN)

Foreign Names

  • Tegaserodum (Latin)
  • Tegaserod (German)
  • Tégasérod (French)
  • Tegaserod (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Tegaserod (OS: BAN, USAN)
  • SDZ-HTF 919 (IS)
  • Tegaserod Maleate (OS: USAN)
  • HTF 919 (IS: Novartis)
  • SDZ HTF 919 (IS)

Brand Names

  • Zelmac
    Novartis, Egypt; Novartis, Lebanon
  • Chang Luo Ning
    Huabang Medical & Chemical, China
  • Kai Le Ning
    Yaoyou Pharmaceutical, China
  • Zelmac
    Novartis, Brazil; Novartis, China; Novartis, Ecuador; Novartis, Oman
  • Zerada
    Paill, Dominican Republic; Paill, Honduras


BANBritish Approved Name
IUPACInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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