Is Tegaserod compatible with breastfeeding? Do we have alternatives for Tegaserod?
December 1, 2004 (Low Risk)
Pro-kinetic and selective agonist drug of 5-HT4 receptor of serotonin that may enhance bowel and colon motility. Indicated for treatment of irritable colon syndrome with predominant constipation. It may be a cause of diarrhea and flatulence.
Not commercially available in Spain
We do not have alternatives for Tegaserod.
Very Low Risk
Compatible. Not risky for breastfeeding or infant.
Moderately safe. Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended. Read the Comment.
Poorly safe. Evaluate carefully. Use a safer alternative. Read the Comment.
Very High Risk
Not recommended. Cessation of breastfeeding or alternative.
- Mahadevan U, Kane S. American gastroenterological association institute technical review on the use of gastrointestinal medications in pregnancy. Gastroenterology. 2006Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)