Cardiac Problems Linked to Zelnorm

October 11, 2013

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects
If you have suffered a heart attack, stroke or chest pain while taking Zelnorm to treat constipation, you may be eligible to participate in Zelnorm litigation. A lawyer will be able to advise you of your legal rights and options.
Damages
Zelnorm has been linked with an increased chance of stroke, heart attack, and chest pain for some patients. Additional Zelnorm side effects include bowel, bladder or blood vessel perforation, vaginal scarring, recurrence of incontinence, urinary problems, infection, erosion through vaginal epithelium, recurrence of prolapse, dyspareunia, and pain.
Company(ies)
Novartis AG
Additional Details
Zelnorm (tegaserod maleate) is a prescription drug that helps treat constipation for individuals suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). It is intended for short term use in people under the age of 65.
Date
Zelnorm was recalled in March 2007 by Novartis.