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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Triggers (cont.)

Drugs That Can Trigger IBS

Patient Comments

Medications that contain sorbitol worsen symptoms (for example cough medications containing sorbitol).

Some antidepressants can worsen symptoms.

Constipation may be worsened by tricyclic antidepressants, for example:

Diarrhea may be worsened by selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) antidepressants, for example:

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/2/2015

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The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about IBS Triggers (Irritable Bowel Syndrome Triggers and Prevention):

IBS Triggers and Prevention - Diarrhea and Constipation

What foods trigger diarrhea or constipation with IBS, and what foods do you avoid to prevent IBS triggers?

IBS Triggers and Prevention - Stress and Anxiety

Do stress or anxiety trigger IBS symptoms for you? If so, what do you to decrease your stress or anxiety?

IBS Triggers and Prevention - Drugs

What medications (OTC or prescription) trigger IBS symptoms for you, and what medications do you avoid to prevent IBS triggers?

IBS Triggers and Prevention - Menstruation

What do you to help relieve IBS symptoms during menstruation?

IBS Triggers and Prevention - Other

What triggers worsen your IBS symptoms?

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