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What drugs are used to treat ibs?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
IBS: For mild........Low fat, high fiber diet. Medications are laxatives such as metamucil. For moderate........Laxatives such as chronulac or sorbitol, imodium, (loperamide) questran, levsin, bentyl. For severe..............Antidepressants for constant pain.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
I prefer None: I have never prescribed drugs for so called ibs. You have to change some bad habits like eating at regular times daily, same quantities, moderate fiber intake and most important 80-100 ounces of caffeine free/alcohol free fluids. Over time possibly 1-3 months your symptoms will reolve, but you must maintin this regimen of retraining your bowel.

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Which conventional prescription medications are used to treat ibs?

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Dr. Howard Hack
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Levsin, (hyoscyamine) bentyl: The most common prescription medications for IBS are Levsin (hyoscamine), Bentyl and to a lesser extent librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide). Amitza is fda approved for the use in constipation=predominant ibs.

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