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Tegibs 2 mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction of Tegibs Tablet

Tegibs 2 mg Tablet is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome and constipation. It increases the release of certain chemical that improves the movement of food inside the intestine and helps to increase gastric emptying of both liquid and solid.

Tegibs 2 mg Tablet should be taken in a dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Remember you should not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor. In case you have missed a dose than it is better to take it as soon as you remember it and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. You should avoid this medicine if suffering from bleeding ulcers of stomach. However, use of this medicine has been banned by the government due to its harmful side effects. It has side effects like, headache and nausea. This medicine may also cause diarrhea, so it is better to take plenty of fluids while taking this medicine as it may help to prevent dehydration. Dizziness and sleepiness may also occur, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. You should stop this medicine immediately if you experience severe diarrhea, dizziness, fainting, bloody stools, or new or increased stomach pain.

Tegibs Tablet side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea

How to use Tegibs Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Tegibs 2 mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Tegibs Tablet works

Tegibs 2 mg Tablet indirectly stimulates the release of acetylcholine, a chemical messenger that can increase the motility of the intestine.

Tegibs Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Tegibs 2 mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Tegibs 2 mg Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Tegibs 2 mg Tablet during lactation is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Tegibs 2 mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Tegibs 2 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Tegibs 2 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Tegibs 2 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Tegibs 2 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Tegibs 2 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Tegibs 2 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Tegibs Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Tegibs 2 mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

• 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.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Tegibs

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I am having irregular bowel movements. My stools are normal and I don't suffer from constipation. I just have to poop every time I go to urinate. I even have to poop 3-4 times at night and 5-6 times during day. What could be the reason for it and what could be its cure?
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
It may be irritable bowel syndrome. Take stop ibs tablet 1 tab thrice in a day
Dear sir . I am suffering from irritable bowel syndrome since 5 or 6 years. I have always been suffering heaviness in my lower abdomen . I feel loose motion or ever constipation . Digestion is not good . I feel pain in abdomen .
Dr. Kunal Parasar
Gastroenterologist
Treatment of ibs is very personalized and its not possible on online platform . B in constant follow up of ur gastroenterologist
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FAQs

Q. Is Tegibs available?

Tegibs is banned in India.

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References
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