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List of Treatments for IBS

Below is a listing of treatments and therapies for IBS. Click on one to read more information or connect with others currently using it.

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Amitiza (Lubiprostone)

Overview
Amitiza is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) treat chronic constipation in women 18 and older who have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Amitiza is also known by its… read more

Bentyl (Dicyclomine)

Overview
Bentyl is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Bentyl is also known by its drug name, Dicyclomine.

Bentyl is an anticholinergic… read more

Citrucel (Methylcellulose)

Overview
Citrucel is an over-the-counter fiber supplement. In people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fiber preparations can help treat constipation. The main ingredient in Citrucel is Methylcellulose.

It is… read more

Cognitive Behaviorial Therapy

Overview
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is frequently associated with psychological factors such as stress, anxiety, and depression. Emotional distress can cause worsening of symptoms in many people with IBS. Cognitive… read more

Colace (Docusate sodium)

Overview
Colace is an over-the-counter product intended to relieve occasional constipation. Colace is also known by its drug name, Docusate sodium.

Colace is a laxative. It is believed that Colace works by… read more

Colestid (Colestipol)

Overview
Colestid is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to lower blood serum cholesterol. Colestid may be prescribed off-label in cases of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) to… read more

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)

Overview
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments are popular with many people who have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). CAM treatments for IBS may include acupuncture, herbal or nutritional supplements,… read more

Dulcolax (Bisacodyl)

Overview
Dulcolax is an over-the-counter product intended to relieve occasional constipation. Dulcolax is also known by its drug name, Bisacodyl.

Dulcolax is a laxative. It is believed that Dulcolax works by… read more

Exercise

Overview
Exercise can help everyone stay healthy and feel their best. Physical activity can increase strength, promote a healthy weight, stave off heart disease and osteoporosis, and reduce your risk for developing… read more

IB-Stim

Overview
The IB-Stim is a device approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for people between the ages of 11 and 18 for the management of abdominal pain from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The IB-Stim is… read more

Imodium (Loperamide)

Overview
Imodium is an over-the-counter product intended to control the symptoms of diarrhea. Imodium is also known by its drug name, Loperamide.

Imodium is an antidiarrheal. It is believed that Imodium works by… read more

Kaopectate (Bismuth subsalicylate)

Overview
Kaopectate is an over-the-counter product intended to control the symptoms of diarrhea. Kaopectate is also known by its drug name, Bismuth subsalicylate.

Kaopectate is an antacid and antidiarrheal. It is… read more

Levsin (Hyoscyamine)

Overview
Levsin is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in conjunction with other drugs. Levsin is also known by its drug name, Hyoscyamine.… read more

Linzess (Linaclotide)

Overview
Linzess is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) in adults. Linzess is also known by its drug name,… read more

Lomotil (Diphenoxylate/Atropine)

Overview
Lomotil is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as an adjunctive therapy for the treatment of diarrhea. Lomotil is a combination of the drugs Diphenoxylate and Atropine.

Diphenoxylate is an… read more

Lotronex (Alosetron)

Overview
Lotronex is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat severe diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in women. Lotronex may be prescribed in cases where IBS has lasted at least six… read more

Metamucil (Psyllium fiber.)

Overview
Metamucil is an over-the-counter fiber supplement. In people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fiber preparations can help treat constipation. The main ingredient in Metamucil is Psyllium fiber.

It is… read more

Milk of Magnesia (Magnesium hydroxide)

Overview
Milk of Magnesia is an over-the-counter product intended to relieve occasional constipation. Milk of Magnesia is also known by its drug name, Magnesium hydroxide.

Milk of Magnesia is a laxative. It is… read more

MiraLAX (Polyethylene glycol)

Overview
MiraLAX is an over-the-counter product intended to relieve occasional constipation. MiraLAX is also known by its drug name, Polyethylene glycol.

MiraLAX is a laxative. It is believed that MiraLAX works by… read more

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