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Medication for IBS

The following articles will provide you with all the information you need regarding medications for IBS. Learn about safety and effectiveness of prescription and over the counter medicines that target IBS symptoms.
  1. Constipation Medication (6)
  2. Diarrhea Medication (7)
  3. OTC Supplements (12)

Medicine for IBS
This article provides an overview of all of the available medication options for IBS.

Prescription Medication for Constipation
Here you will learn about the types of prescription medications that are available to treat constipation and IBS-C.

Prescription Medication for Diarrhea
This article presents an overview of prescription medication options for the treatment of IBS-D.

IBS Medicine in Development
Here you will learn about medications that are currently undergoing testing as potential treatments for IBS.

Antidepressants for IBS
Here you will learn why some doctors recommend an antidepressant to their IBS patients and what types of antidepressants are commonly used.

Antispasmodics for IBS
Antispasmodics are frequently prescribed as a way to ease pain from IBS. Learn about the safety and effectiveness of the various types of antispasmodics.

Do Antibiotics Help IBS?
A relatively new area of IBS research has been focused on the use of specific antibiotics as an IBS treatment. Here you will learn about some recent findings.

Bentyl for IBS: An Overview
Here you will find a basic overview of Bentyl, an antispasmodic used to treat IBS symptoms of abdominal pain and cramps.

Buscopan For IBS: An Overview
Buscopan is classified as an antispasmodic. Learn all about the safety and effectiveness of Buscopan for IBS.

How to Find Information on Medicine for IBS
Here you will find links to helpful resources regarding medicine options for IBS.

IBS Management Guidelines 2009
Learn what the American College of Gastroenterology recommends when it comes to treating IBS.

Is Your Doctor Right for You?
One of the most important aspects of IBS treatment is the doctor/patient relationship. Here are the questions you should ask to make sure that you are in good hands.

Medication Side Effects Index
Description of side effects of medications commonly prescribed for Irritable Bowel Syndrome or Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

How Antidepressants Work
Thorough review of the various types of antidepressants.

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