What is Zelnorm?
It is used for the short-term treatment of women with IBS whose primary bowel symptom is constipation. It also is approved for treating chronic, idiopathic constipation in men and women less than 65 years of age.
How does Zelnorm work?
Zelnorm works by speeding up nerve cells and eliminating stools. While the drug was a breakthrough and gave patients significant relief, the drug was not without its issues.
How to use Zelnorm?
The usual dose of Zelnorm is 6 mg twice a day, most frequently for 4 to 12 weeks. Zelnorm can be taken with or without food. Older persons do not require lower doses than younger persons.
What should be avoided while consuming Zelnorm?
Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity while you are using Zelnorm.
What other drugs will affect Zelnorm?
Other drugs might interact with Zelnorm. Talk your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including herbal products.