Pennsylvania Zelnorm Side Effects

Warning: Zelnorm has been taken off the market due to dangerous side effects

Zelnorm (Tegaserod maleate) is a medication made by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, which is prescribed by physicians to female patients to treat short-term irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), particularly the constipation which goes with IBS.

On March 30, 2007 Novartis made an announcement that it would be suspending the marketing and sales of the widely used medication throughout the United States, as a result of pressure by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). This was the result of studies that reported that the medication may cause serious and potentially deadly side effects, which include:

  • Stroke
  • Heart attack
  • Chest pain (Unstable angina pectoris)

Recently, the FDA has added a new warning label to Zelnorm mentioning side effects which may include symptoms of intestinal ischemia such as rectal bleeding, bloody diarrhea, or new or worsening abdominal pain.

If you or a loved one takes Zelnorm to treat IBS, and has suffered from the above mentioned cardiac side effects, or any other serious side effects you should seek medical attention immediately and hire experienced legal representation. At Cherry Injury Law, our dedicated Pennsylvania Zelnorm side effects lawyers have the skill and knowledge to successfully represent clients against large pharmaceutical companies, and recover for them the monetary compensation that they deserve. Please contact our office today for a free consultation.

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