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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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What drugs are used to treat ibs?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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What drugs are used to treat ibs?

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. ...Read more

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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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Can omeprazole treat ibs?

Can omeprazole treat ibs?

Not indicated: Irritable Bowel Syndrome is characterised by abdominal pain / bloating. Associated symptoms can include heartburn and an individual with IBS can still have GORD (gastro-oesophageal reflux). A PPI (Omeprazole) may be helpful for heartburn, or GORD but is not a treatment for IBS. Be aware of a strong placebo component in treating IBS, Omeprazole may still abolish symptoms, but have adverse effects. ...Read more

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What medications treat Crohn's disease?

What medications treat Crohn's disease?

Immunosuppressives: Big word but the goal of therapy in crohn's disease is to decrease the inflammation in the lining of the bowel. The two familes of medications used are anti-inflammatory medications - thick Motrin for the gut and immunosuppressive medications. Asa compounds such as pentasa, (mesalamine) steroids and medications such as 6-mercaptopurine and remicaide are all used based on how severe your symptoms are. ...Read more

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Are there any miracle medications used to treat irritable bowel syndrome?

Are there any miracle medications used to treat irritable bowel syndrome?

The only miracle: Medication is proper diet and fluids, regular meal times, and uniform quantities of food at each meal time, stress free meal times. ...Read more

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Which conventional prescription medications are used to treat ibs?

Which conventional prescription medications are used to treat ibs?

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. ...Read more

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What medicines are treat inflammatory bowel disease?

What medicines are treat inflammatory bowel disease?

Many: Gi anti-inflammatory ( 5-asa, mesalamine), steroids (prednisone, budesonide), immunosuppressants (azathioprine, cyclosporine) and biologics (infliximab) are the most common meds used for ibd. Depends on your symptoms and clinical response, combination treatment is common. You need to work closely with your doctor. ...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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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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Do medications treat galactosemia?

Do medications treat galactosemia?

No:: Galactosemia is treated by removing foods that contain galactose from the diet. Foods containing lactose, thereby containing galactose, should be avoided. Untreated galactosemia will result in a harmful build-up of galactose and galactose-1-phosphate (a form of galactose) in the bloodstream and body tissues. Not treated, infants can develop cataracts, liver disease and kidney problems. ...Read more

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Can tramadol treat gout?

Can tramadol treat gout?

Pain only: Tramadol is for pain and can alleviate the pain from gout. Gouty attack still has to be treated appropriately with Colchicine if ok and nonsteroidals for the inflammation if tolerable.Prevention then will be appropriate when the attack is over. ...Read more

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Can citalopram be used to treat irritable bowel syndrome?

Can citalopram be used to treat irritable bowel syndrome?

Irritable bowel: Yes in some cases it definitely can work - unfortunately a lot of irritable bowel is trial and error because there is a lot we do not know. ...Read more

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Can medications to treat IBS work in men?

Can medications to treat IBS work in men?

Yes: Several of the effective medications for ibs are officially approved for use in women, but men are also afflicted. The medications were mainly studied in women and your provider will go over that if these meds are felt to be likely helpful. ...Read more

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Meds used to treat pain?

Meds used to treat pain?

Many: There are many diferent classes of medications with many drugs in each class. ...Read more

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Types of IBS medications?

Types of IBS medications?

Depends on symptoms: After a positive diagnosis of IBS made in conjunction with your Dr, the condition is best managed with reflection and change to diet, lifestyle. Medication options include; antispasmodics (Buscopan, Mebeverine) for pain, Loperamide for diarrhoea, Laxative for constipation and antidepressants (SSRI or TCA) which probably modifying the body/mind pain processing and promoting a feeling of wellbeing. ...Read more

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Procyclidine tablets treat Parkinson's disease?

Procyclidine tablets treat Parkinson's disease?

Would not recommend!: Procyclidine is an anti-cholinergic medication which can be used to treat pd, similar to Artane & cogentin. They have fallen out of favor due to multiple side effects & modest anti-pd symptom benefits. A much better choice would be azilect, then Requip xl or neupro, (rotigotine) then eventually sinemet. Stay physically, mentally & spiritually (if important to you) active to keep your self in best shape :) rmh. ...Read more

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