What is Tegibs-6 (Tegaserod) used for?
Tegibs (Tegaserod Maleate) is used to provide relief from symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, such as constipation and pain. It is given to women whose main symptom is constipation, and is also given to men and women with chronic idiopathic constipation to increase the frequency of bowel movements. This drug works by improving the movement of muscles and fluid production in the bowels. However, it should only be used if a physician deems it necessary, and if the benefits outweigh the risks.
How should I use Tegibs-6 (Tegaserod)?
Patients who have been prescribed Tegibs (Tegaserod Maleate) should take these tablets orally, usually twice per day. Take the tablets on an empty stomach, before eating. Patients with irritable bowel syndrome are usually told by their physician to take this drug for 4 to 6 weeks, and if an improvement is noticed, a further 4 to 6 weeks of treatment may be recommended. Patients with chronic idiopathic constipation should consult their physician regularly.
What are the side effects of Tegibs-6 (Tegaserod)?
Patients taking Tegibs (Tegaserod Maleate) may experience some side effects, such as:
If you experience other more serious side effects, you should immediately consult your physician. Serious side effects include severe stomach pain, bloody stools or persistent diarrhea.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Tegibs (Tegaserod Maleate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.