Common Irritable Bowel Syndrome Medications

After you have been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), your doctor may prescribe medicine to help manage your IBS syndromes.

While IBS medications can help reduce or relieve the severity of your symptoms they cannot eliminate or prevent them entirely. In most IBS cases the medicine choice is based on your most irritating symptom. For example, if your most bothersome symptom is diarrhea you would be prescribed an antidiarrheal.

Common IBS medications for diarrhea are:

  • Antidiarrheal
  • Bile acid binding agents
  • Rifaximin
  • Alosetron

IBS induced constipation medication that are commonly prescribed are:

  • Osmotic laxatives
  • Polyethylene glycol
  • Stimulant laxatives
  • Linaclotide
  • Lubiprostone

IBS medications can be helpful in the reduction of symptoms, all prescription drugs have additional side effect that is some instances can be more detrimental than the original symptom. If your irritable bowel syndrome triggers other illnesses, such as depression, these medications would also be prescribed. If you have concern taking a prescription IBS medication try alternative supplements.

AMP Floracel® is an organic IBS alternative supplement to prescription medication. Formulated in 1996, our natural IBS treatment can help relief your symptoms and get your digestive system back on track.

By | 2018-01-03T14:09:13+00:00 July 15th, 2015|Irritable Bowel Syndrome|0 Comments