What Medications Are Used to Treat IBS-D?

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If you have IBS-D, your doctor may recommand some medicines to you, including over-the-counter medicines and prescription drugs. Over-the-Counter (OTC) Medicines Your doctor may suggest trying OTC diarrhea medicines
  •  Bismuth subsalicylate (Kaopectate, Pepto-Bismol)
  • Loperamide (Imodium) for relief
Don't take any OTC medicine for the long term without asking your doctor about it. Prescription Drugs Your doctor can recommend different types of prescription drugs to help your IBS-D:
  • Antidepressants, such as amitriptyline, imipramine (Tofranil), or nortriptyline (Aventyl, Pamelor)
  • Drugs that relax muscles, called antispasmodics, such as dicyclomine (Bentyl) and hyoscyamine (Levsin)
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