Monday, July 17, 2017

Common Medications for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS-D)

If you have IBS-D, that is, the diarrhea predominantly type of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, then these medications might be something you should ask your doctor about.

Elavil - an anti-anxiety and anti-depressant that has been successful in treatment of IBS-D. It calms the otherwise nervous/stressed intestine-brain connection.

Imodium - well known over the counter medicine that slows down the intestinal movements.

Lomotil - another common medication for diarrhea, whether it's caused by IBS or something else. Slows down movement and has a calming effect, although also makes people a bit drowsy.

Rifaximin/Xifaxan - an antibiotic that is taken for 14 days every 4-6 months. Kills bacteria in your intestines that can cause IBS.

Take care!

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Found this sign at a university. Seems like they tried to make some of their international students be able to find their way to the toilet. Obviously, they didn't include all their foreign students and even looks like they made a mistake in translation.