(UPDATE 7.27.2007): The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that it is permitting the restricted use of Zelnorm to treat women younger than 55 who meet specific guidelines. Read More Here.
Zelnorm, a popular pharmaceutical drug used in the treatment of constipation and irritable bowel syndrome, has been recalled due to serious health issues.
The Zelnorm recall comes after several studies showed that some patients treated with the drug had serious cardiovascular problems, including myocardial infarction (heart attack), unstable angina (chest pain), and stroke, associated with use of Zelnorm and generic equivalents.
The Recalled Pharmaceutical Drug
Zelnorm (tegaserod maleate)
Zelnorm is used for women with irritable bowel syndrome and patients with constipation.
Patients who have been taking tegaserod maleate should contact their healthcare professional immediately to discuss alternative treatments, and to have their cardiovascular system checked for abnormalities.
Zelnorm is manufactured by:
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
One Health Plaza
East Hanover, NJ 07936-1080
Many pharmaceutical injury attorneys and law firms have begun to look into the possibility of filing lawsuits on behalf of patients who had heart attacks, strokes and other adverse events while taking Zelnorm. If you have experienced any of these side effects, we advise you to contact a doctor first and foremost. You should also discuss your options with lawyer, including time limits on filing a claim. For more information about the Zelnorm recall or to speak with a Zelnorm side effects attorney, contact Jacoby & Meyers. The attorneys at Jacoby & Meyers are accepting Zelnorm injury claims nationwide.