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Composition for IBSINORM

Tegaserod(2 mg)

food interaction for IBSINORM

alcohol interaction for IBSINORM

pregnancy interaction for IBSINORM

lactation interaction for IBSINORM

It is better to take Ibsinorm 2mg tablet empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Ibsinorm 2mg tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown no adverse effect on the fetus, but there is no human studies or animal studies have shown an adverse effect that was not confirmed in human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Tegaserod(2 mg)


Ibsinorm 2mg tablet is used in the short-term treatment of constipation due to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS; a condition that causes stomach pain, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea), especially in women. It is also used for treating certain men and women who have a type of chronic constipation. However, this drug has been banned due to high risk of heart attack and stroke.

How it works

Ibsinorm 2mg tablet belongs to a class of drugs called as serotonin agonists. It is motility stimulant and acts on the nerves of the bowel to improve bowel function, thereby helping to pass normal stools.

Common side effects

Nausea, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils), Abdominal pain, Abnormal heart rhythm, Chest pain, Bile duct stone, Decreased blood pressure, Dizziness, Difficulty in controlling bowel movements, Flushing, Gangrenous bowel, Gastrointestinal disturbance, Headache, Increased white blood cell count (eosinophils), Increased appetite, Itching, Decreased white blood cell count, Rash, Rectal pain, Restlessness, Sleep disorder, Stomach inflammation, Stomach upset, Vomiting


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Expert advice for IBSINORM

• Take tegaserod on an empty stomach, shortly before your meal. 
• Discontinue tegaserod immediately if you experience symptoms of ischemic colitis such as rectal bleeding, bloody diarrhea, or new/worsened abdominal pain.
• Seek immediate medical attention if you experience severe diarrhea, lightheadedness, dizziness, fainting, bloody stools, or new or increased stomach pain.
• Exercise caution if you are an elderly patient. 
• Do not drive vehicles or operate heavy machineries as tegaserod may cause dizziness.
• Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding.
• Should not be given to patients allergic to tegaserod or any of its ingredients. 
• Should not be given to patients with history of bowel obstruction (blockage of small or large intestine), symptomatic gallbladder disease, sphincter of Oddi dysfunction (functional disorders leading to abdominal pain due to dysfunction of the Sphincter muscle) or abdominal adhesions (bands of fibrous scar tissue that form on organs in the abdomen.

Frequently asked questions for IBSINORM


Q. Is tegaserod available? 
Tegaserod is banned in  India.


Content on this page was last updated on 18 April, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)