My Insurance says they are pulling Zelnorm

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by texasmaia, Apr 11, 2007.

  1. texasmaia

    texasmaia New Member

    I am not on Zelnorm; however, we received an email in our company from our insurance carrier saying:

    ...."Please distribute to all employees enrolled in the **** health plan.


    The US Food and Drug Administration announced that Novartis has agreed to discontinue marketing Zelnorm. Zelnorm is used to treat irritable bowel syndrome. According to the FDA, the potential risk of very serious harm to patients who have a non life threatening condition (irritable bowel syndrome) made this action necessary. This decision was based on safety information showing an excess number of serious cardiovascular adverse events in patients taking Zelnorm. Patients taking Zelnorm need to contact their physician to discuss alternative treatments.



    The FDA announcement of this action and the FAQ’s are attached for your reference.

    Just thought I would post it for those who may be using this drug!!
    Maia