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Does donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) work for ibs?

Does donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) work for ibs?

Helps spasms: Smooth muscle relaxant and Phenobarbital (barbiturate/sedative). Can be usefulas part of the overall rx picture. Not the only muscle relaxant available. Won't improve constipation, may slow down bowel. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

A long-term disorder of gastrointestinal functioning. It results in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach ...Read more


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Is "sujok" therapy and stimulator helpful in irritable bowel syndrome?

No evidence for it.: There is no evidence to support the use of "Sujok" therapy to treat irritable bowel syndrome. ...Read more

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Does bentyl (dicyclomine) help ulcers?

Does bentyl (dicyclomine) help ulcers?

Adjunctive use only: Dicyclomine(Bentyl) Is an anticholinergic antispasmodic medication. It reduces smooth muscle spasm in treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. It can used as an adjunctive treatment for conditions like peptic ulcer, diverticulitis, colitis, regional enteritis, etc. ...Read more

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Can Librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) help relieve symptoms of IBS-C?

It is often: used for that purpose. Frankly, I would first, try different diets/foods to see which are better / worse and also consider amitryptiline. ...Read more

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Intractable constipation, not colonic inertia. Non-medication treatment options?

Intractable constipation, not colonic inertia. Non-medication treatment options?

Fiber,fiber,and more: Fiber as well as adequate daily hydration.Have you been evaluated by a board certified gastroenterologist?If not, do so.There may be more to the story , of which, you are yet unaware. ...Read more

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Have ibs-c and continuous intestinal and colon pain, anxiety.Celexa (citalopram) and antispasmodics don't help with pain.Suggestions/alternatives?

Have ibs-c and continuous intestinal and colon pain, anxiety.Celexa (citalopram) and antispasmodics don't help with pain.Suggestions/alternatives?

See your doctor: I'd go back to my doctor until he/she finds the right potion for my symptoms. You may want to consider a second opinion. ...Read more

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Dear Doctors, do you give PPI drugs with IBS drugs like Trimebutine maleate or Mebeverine for IBS related gas and bloating ? Please respond...

Dear Doctors, do you give PPI drugs with IBS drugs like Trimebutine maleate or Mebeverine for IBS related gas and bloating ? Please respond...

PPI: PPI work differently from the antispasmodic medications. There should not be any problems taking it together. If there are concerns. I would discuss this with your pharmacist. ...Read more

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Dose domperidone help with large intestine motility?

Dose domperidone help with large intestine motility?

Might: Domperidone is a motility agent and anti- nausea medicine. It's usually used for gastroparesis and slow small intestine transit times. It may help with large intestine motility but not sure. ...Read more

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Linzess linaclotide 290mcg capsule treats what disorder

Linzess (linaclotide: Was approved by fda at end of august 2012 to treat chronic idiopathic (= cause unknown) constipation & irritable bowel syndrome with constipation it's approved is for adult patients only. Increases cgmp in intestine, which stimulates secretion of chloride & bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) resulting in increased intestinal fluid & accelerated transit. ...Read more

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How do donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) and elavil interact with each other?

How do donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) and elavil interact with each other?

Caution Advised: The combination of these two medicines can increase the anticholinergic (antagonizes the action of acetylcholine) adverse effects which include: central nervous system depression with confusion and somnolence (sleepiness) blurred vision increased thirst constipation hyperpyrexia (increased temperature) the combo can also decrease the efficacy of the elavil (amitriptyline). Please talk with your doc. ...Read more

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Dx of IBS and early stage autoimmune disorder taking omeprazole, bupropion, plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) and bentyl as needed. I have period cramps. Best OTC pain meds?

Dx of IBS and early stage autoimmune disorder taking omeprazole, bupropion, plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) and bentyl as needed. I have period cramps.  Best OTC pain meds?

Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen): Take them early before the cramps get too bad and take 2 of the aleve (naproxen) twice a day and 3-4 of the Ibuprofen 3 times a day. You aso can soak in a hot tub. That often helps as well. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Which is better for gastroparesis amitiza (lubiprostone) or linzess?

Which is better for gastroparesis amitiza (lubiprostone) or linzess?

Gastroparesis: Have you already been diagnosed with gastroparesis? Documentation of delayed emptying of gastric contents is required before treatment. All patients with symptoms of gastroparesis which include nausea, vomiting, early satiety &fullness/bloating need to be screened for diabetes mellitus,hypothyroidism, neurological disease, autoimmune disease, past surgery. Please see your MD for a full exam. ...Read more

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Help please! is citalopram used to treat irritable bowel syndrome?

Yes - off label.: It is used off- label according to http://www.Emedexpert.Com/facts/citalopram-facts.Shtml : "selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (ssris) are frequently used in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) although evidence of their efficacy is scarce. Results of the study suggest that citalopram (20-40 mg/day) can significantly improve ibs symptoms. It can improve abdominal pain, bloating, . ...Read more

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Chronic impactions and constipation bc of long term opioid use, tried miralax, (polyethylene glycol) lactulose, no help. How's methylnaltrexone?

Chronic impactions and constipation bc of long term opioid use, tried miralax, (polyethylene glycol) lactulose, no help.  How's methylnaltrexone?

Get help: Methylnaltrexone is part of the answer. You'll also need medical support and counselling to successfully and permanently come off the opiates. ...Read more

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Will prep h help with rectal prolaspe &anti inflam meds?

Will prep h help with rectal prolaspe &anti inflam meds?

Preparation H...: ...will neither fix rectal prolapse nor protect you against the injury caused by anti-inflammatory medications. There are several formulations of Prep H: a water-based gel, a petroleum jelly-based, or suppositories that use a base of cocoa butter. Active ingredients range from simple moisturizers with witch-hazel astringent to compounds containing phenylephrine, pramoxine, & hydrocortisone. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Donnatal (Definition)

Donnatal is an anti-ulcer agent which is a ...Read more