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Prescription Medications Treat Ibs
Meds: Antispasmodics include bentyl, levsin, and librax. Meds for visceral hypersensitivity include tca's like Elavil and ssri's such as celexa. Meds for constipation include Amitiza (lubiprostone) and linaclotide (on the market soon). Probiotics. Antibiotics such as Flagyl and rifaxamin can be helpful. And even Mesalamine agents have been beneficial in case reports. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Irritable bowel syndrome, also known as IBS, is a long-term disorder of gastrointestinal functioning. It results in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach cramps, diarrhea, and constipation. Additionally, patients with IBS usually have problems with gut motility. Triggers for IBS include certain foods, and elevated stress levels. Lastly, symptoms of IBS ...Read more
Unsure, yes and yes.: As far as I'm aware, there's no definite genetic link in IBS. It can show up in teens. It is treatable, yes. Now, treatment should include physiologic and emotional considerations. ...Read more
Ibs for ten years.It is very inconvinient as i loose weight regularly.Can i gain weight.What would be the prescription?
Yes. You can.: If you are underweight or with bmi less than 18, the first question will be if you eat enough food more than you body uses. Assuming you do but still can not gain weight, consideration should be giving to hypercatabolic states like hyperthyroidism and chronic infections. Also malabsorption syndromes should be consider.Anecdotal evidence from my practice show a subset of people lose weight w stres. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
IBS, no prescriptions or dietary changes have seemed to relieve the constant pain, why is it so resistant? Very frustrated and always in pain
IBS comes in many...: ...varieties with regard to stool pattern, pain presentation, associated complaints, & it may change. You have not indicated what tests have rendered this diagnosis (& ruled out others), what drugs have been tried (at what doses & for what durations), or even where/when/for how long you experience pain. I hear your frustration, but we can't offer much help with the very limited info you supplied. ...Read more
IBS drugs: Once ibs has been confirmed (disease states excluded), treatment is symptom-directed. In your case, is your goal to address pain, diarrhea, constipation, bloating/gassiness, or variable stools? What have you tried so far, and with what success? Have sibo (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), lactose intolerance, celiac disease been ruled out? ...Read more
Acute IBS attacks. Have prescription levsin (hyoscyamine) .125mg. It's old (aug'11) & little help. Has med potency waned? Can i boost dose amt & or freq til i can get new rx?
Can increase the dos: Levsin (hyoscyamine) could be taken every 6 to 8 hours as needed and you can take it orally or sublingual which is faster acting.If .125mg is not working for you , you can increase the dose to .25mg.Also if you not responding as before need to look for other factors including your stress level and dietary habit. ...Read more
Stopped Librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) after 1 week on Dr's prescription for IBS but now feel depressed all the time, lost appetite, is it due to side effects of librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide)?
Yes,: Librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) contains a benzodiazepine, which is addicting. Stopping it will give you withdrawal symptoms. Your depressed feelings are due to withdrawal & not to clinical depression. Stay off it & you'll get better! Exercise & eat right (lots of fruits and veggies). Both help withdrawal as well as IBS. You may do even better off Librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide), with higher fiber in your diet. Take it slow though use Gas-x prn. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Take biotin,iron,b12,vit D,&flaxseed oil daily,now magnesium but how much is good 4 migraines/IBS?SEVERE hair loss,wondering what I can take orally 4 it inc. prescriptions?Crown of head shaved BALD,wearing bonded hairpiece now.Need my own hair back,HELP!
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