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There are several medications that can help relieve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), such as antispasmodics, laxatives, and antidiarrheal medicines. However, the right medicine will vary for each person, depending on the type and severity of IBS symptoms. Other possible medicines can include natural remedies, such as probiotics and peppermint oil.
An Overview of Medicines for Irritable Bowel SyndromeHealthcare providers may choose to prescribe medications to help ease symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Some different types of IBS medications include:
- Antidiarrheal medicines
- Antianxiety medications
- Drugs specifically approved to treat IBS.
IBS Medicines ExplainedThe following sections explain in detail the various medications a healthcare provider may recommend when treating IBS symptoms.
- Clidinium and chlordiazepoxide (Librax®), which includes both an antispasmodic and an antianxiety medication
- Dicyclomine (Bentyl®)
- Hyoscyamine (Levsin®, Anaspaz®)
- Hyoscyamine, atropine, scopolamine, and phenobarbital (Donnatal®).