What Medicines Are Effective in Treating IBS With Diarrhea (IBS-D)?

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When you are diagnosed with IBS-D, never try to treat your IBS on your own. As to which medicine to choose and how much to take, you should always consult your doctor. The following are some common medical options: Over-the-Counter Medications
  • Imodium: works on diarrhea
  • Bismuth subsalicylate: helps slow diarrhea
Prescription Medications
  • Pain relief drugs such as Xifaxan (rifaximin): an antibiotic effective in easing abdominal pain, diarrhea and bloating. Viberzi (eluxadoline) works within your digestive system.
  • Antidepressants: amitriptyline, imipramine (Tofranil), or nortriptyline (Aventyl, Pamelor).
  • Antispasmodics: drugs that relax muscles, such as dicyclomine (Bentyl) and hyoscyamine (Levsin), work for cause belly pain.
You should call your doctor instead of treating your condition on your own. Firstly, your doctor must make sure that your diarrhea  is caused by IBS. Then consider all the side effects of the options and work with your doctor to find the best treatment for you.   Keywords: medications ibs diarrhea, medicines ibs diarrhea
It's interesting that over years scientists finally identify the cause of IBS, which is a painful gut itch.

Yes, your gut itches, that is IBS.

As the researchers said, "We found receptors which bring about an itchy feeling on skin also do the same in in the gut, so these patients are essentially suffering from a 'gut itch."

Now they're working on developing a treatment for IBS.