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Drugs 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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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
Dear Doctors, do you give PPI drugs with IBS drugs like Trimebutine maleate or Mebeverine for IBS related gas and bloating ? Please respond...
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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