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

Question:

What medications have you tried to treat IBS symptoms, and what have been effective? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: MickieD, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 07

Many years ago I found Librax to help with the irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) pain, but now I keep Bentyl on hand and it will ease the pain too, although it is not as strong as Librax. To live without one of them is simply, not to live.

Comment from: Joshua Brownlee, 25-34 Male (Caregiver) Published: January 17

The medication I have been taking for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is Zenwise Health's digestive enzymes. It is 100 percent plant based, so it doesn't have any chemicals which cause constipation.

Patient Comments & Reviews

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Diagnosis

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  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Symptoms

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  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) - Experience

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  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) - Foods to Avoid

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  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) - Preventive

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Camilleri, M. "Current and future pharmacological treatments for diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome." Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy, 2013. 14 (9), 1151-1160.
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America. "IBS and IBD: Two Very Different Disorders."
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Jeffrey S. Hyams, M.D. Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Children. National Institutes of Health. Jun 25, 2014.
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International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders. "IBS Diet: Cramping and Diarrhea." Jun 14, 2016.
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International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders. "IBS in the Real World." Jul 26, 2016.
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