Last update: Dec. 1, 2004

Tegaserod

Low Risk for breastfeeding


Moderately safe. Probably compatible.
Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended.
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Pro-kinetic and selective agonist drug of 5-HT4 receptor of serotonin that may enhance bowel and colon motility. Indicated for treatment of irritable colon syndrome with predominant constipation. It may be a cause of diarrhea and flatulence.
Not commercially available in Spain

Alternatives

We do not have alternatives for Tegaserod.

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM´s pediatricians and pharmacists, and are based on updated scientific publications.
It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it.

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Tradenames

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Pharmacokinetics

Variable Value Unit
Oral Bioavail. 10 %
Molecular weight 418 daltons
Protein Binding 98 %
Tmax 1 hours
T1/2 11 hours

References

  1. Mahadevan U, Kane S. American gastroenterological association institute technical review on the use of gastrointestinal medications in pregnancy. Gastroenterology. 2006 Jul;131(1):283-311. Review. Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)

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