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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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Norpramin (Desipramine)

Overview
Norpramin is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of depression. Norpramin is also known by its drug name, Desipramine.

Norpramin is an… read more

Nutrition

Overview
Although irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is not caused by the food you eat, your symptoms may be worse when you eat certain foods. Modifying your diet for your specific needs may help reduce IBS symptoms.… read more

Pamelor (Nortriptyline)

Overview
Pamelor is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of depression. Pamelor is also known by its drug name, Nortriptyline.

Pamelor is an antidepressant… read more

Paxil (Paroxetine)

Overview
Paxil is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat depression, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Paxil is also known by its drug name, Paroxetine.… read more

Pepto-Bismol (Bismuth subsalicylate)

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

Pepto-Bismol is an antacid and antidiarrheal. It… read more

Prevacid (Lansoprazole)

Overview
Prevacid is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) treat digestive complaints including gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and duodenal ulcers. It may be prescribed… read more

Prevalite (Cholestyramine)

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

Prilosec (Omeprazole)

Overview
Prilosec is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) treat digestive complaints including gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and duodenal ulcers. Prilosec may be… read more

Probiotics

Overview
Probiotics are live bacteria that can be taken as dietary supplements or consumed as food. The goal of taking probiotics is to increase the number of beneficial bacteria, also described as “good” or “friendly”… read more

Prozac (Fluoxetine)

Overview
Prozac is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat major depressive disorder, bulimia nervosa, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Prozac is also known by… read more

Psychotherapy

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.… read more

Questran (Cholestyramine)

Overview
Questran is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to lower blood serum cholesterol and relieve itching associated with partial biliary obstruction. Questran may be… read more

Sarafem (Fluoxetine)

Overview
Sarafem is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Sarafem is also known by its drug name, Fluoxetine.

Sarafem is an antidepressant… read more

Senakot (Sennosides)

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

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

Sinequan (Doxepin)

Overview
Sinequan is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat several types of depression. Sinequan is also referred to by its drug name, Doxepin.

Sinequan is an antidepressant… read more

Surfak (Docusate sodium)

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

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

Tofranil (Imipramine)

Overview
Tofranil is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat depression. Tofranil is also known by its drug name, Imipramine.

Tofranil is an antidepressant of the tricyclic… read more

Trulance (Plecanatide)

Overview
Trulance is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC) in adults. Trulance is also known by its drug name, Plecanatide.… read more

Valium (Diazepam)

Overview
Valium is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat anxiety. Valium is also known by its drug name, Diazepam.

Valium is an anxiolytic (antianxiety medication) of the… read more

Viberzi (Eluxadoline)

Overview
Viberzi is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) with diarrhea. Viberzi is also referred to by its drug name, Eluxadoline.

Viberzi is an antidiarrheal… read more

Welchol (Colesevelam)

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

Xifaxan (Rifaximin)

Overview
Xifaxan is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D) in adults. Xifaxan is also referred to by its drug name, Rifaximin.

Xifaxan is an… read more

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