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What drugs are used to treat ibs?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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