Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Test, Symptoms, Diet, and Treatments Topic Guide

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Test, Symptoms, Diet, and Treatments Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Test, Symptoms, Diet, and Treatments: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic GI disorder of unknown cause. The most common symptoms of IBS include bloating, gas, abdominal pain and cramping, and constipation and diarrhea. New antibiody blood tests may help identify some types of irritable bowel syndrome, for example, IBS-D (irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea) and IBS-M (irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea and constipation). IBS treatment is accomplished with OTC and prescription medication, diet, and lifestyle changes.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

lubiprostone Lubiprostone

Lubiprostone increases the secretion of fluid in your intestines to help make it easier to pass stools (bowel movements)...learn more »

alosetron (oral) Alosetron (oral)

Alosetron blocks the action of a chemical called serotonin in the intestines. This slows the movement of stools (bowel movements) through the intestines...learn more »

loperamide (oral) Loperamide (oral)

Loperamide slows the rhythm of digestion so that the small intestines have more time to absorb fluid and nutrients from the foods you eat...learn more »

dicyclomine Dicyclomine

Dicyclomine relieves spasms of the muscles in the stomach and intestines...learn more »

hyoscyamine Hyoscyamine

Hyoscyamine produces many effects in the body, including relief from muscle spasms...learn more »

imipramine Imipramine

Imipramine is a tricyclic antidepressant. Imipramine affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced...learn more »

atropine Atropine

Atropine produces many effects in the body, including relief from spasms of the gastrointestinal tract (stomach and intestines), the bladder, and the biliary...learn more »

amitriptyline Amitriptyline

Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant. Amitriptyline affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced...learn more »

desipramine Desipramine

Desipramine is a tricyclic antidepressant. Desipramine affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced...learn more »

nortriptyline Nortriptyline

Nortriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant. Nortriptyline affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced...learn more »

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