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Tegaserod FDA Recall

Medication is Tegaserod. This drug has been recalled by the FDA. Discuss the drug and address the following components: Medication forms and dosage, side effects, contraindications, class of medication, pregnancy class, any applicable age limits for the medications, and information about the disease that the medication treats.

What are the long term and short term effects of this disease?
How does the medication ease the symptoms of this disease?
What are other options for persons needing this medication?
When was the drug recalled and why?
Do you think that the benefits outweigh the side effects in some case?
Identify a case that has been associated with the drug recall. Give details of the case

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What are the long term and short term effects of this disease?

The long-term effects of this disease are that it results in chronic constipation, which affects the overall health of women that suffer from IBS with constipation as the major symptom. The constipation affects health in different ways as different people respond differently with some experiencing depression while others are lethargic and bloated. The short-term effects are a lower quality of life in regard to activities and other issues related to constipation that prevents a person from fully enjoying their lives.

How does the medication ease the symptoms of this disease?

In regard to easing the symptoms associated with constipation, the disease IBS with constipation as the major symptom is caused when the serotonin 5-HT4 receptor, which is a receptor in the human body responsible for preventing contractions when serotonin binds to it, binds to the intestines that are in the colon. Tegaserod blocks the 5-HT4 receptor and prevents serotonin from binding to it, which enables contractions to increase in the intestines allowing for more frequent bowel movements. The increased contractions speed the ...

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Tegaserod FDA Recall

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