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.

Low Risk

Moderately safe. Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended. Read the Comment.

High Risk

Poorly safe. Evaluate carefully. Use a safer alternative. Read the Comment.

Very High Risk

Not recommended. Cessation of breastfeeding or alternative.

Drug trade names


  1. 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)