Proper Use

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

Dosing

The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

  • For oral dosage form (tablets):
    • For chronic constipation:
      • Adults—Oral, 6 milligrams (mg) twice daily on an empty stomach shortly before you eat a meal. Your doctor will decide how long you should continue to take this medicine.
    • For irritable bowel syndrome:
      • Adults—Oral, 6 milligrams (mg) twice daily on an empty stomach shortly before you eat a meal. You will take tegaserod for 4 to 6 weeks. If you feel better your healthcare professional might want to continue the medicine for an additional 4 to 6 weeks.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.

Storage

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.

Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.

Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.