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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that affects the colon. In fact, as many as 1 in 5 adults have displayed some signs and symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. If you think you have IBS book an appointment with a PlushCare doctor.

 

PlushCare makes getting IBS treatment easy and fast. With PlushCare’s online IBS treatment service, you can talk to a doctor and get a prescription sent to your pharmacy.

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Symptoms of IBS

The symptoms of IBS can vary in duration and intensity from person to person. The symptoms can include:

  • Changes to motility (diarrhea or constipation, in some cases alternating between both)
  • Bloating or distention of the abdomen – especially after eating
  • Abdominal pain and cramps
  • Urgency, excess gas
  • Feelings of incomplete emptying, mucus in the stool

 

 

IBS is typically classified as one of three categories:

  • IBS-C: characterized by constipation.
  • IBS-D: characterized by diarrhea.
  • IBS-M: characterized by a mix of both constipation and diarrhea. Sometimes also referred to as IBS-A.

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For more severe IBS symptoms that are unresponsive to over the counter treatments and diet changes, a PlushCare physician can prescribe you medication. Common prescriptions for IBS are:

  • Antispasmodics: Smooth muscle relaxants to combat cramping. Medications include: bentyl (Dicyclomine) and hyoscyamine (Levsin).
  • Antidepressants: certain antidepressants have been shown to provide relief from chronic abdominal pain. Medications include: desipramine (Norpramin) or imipramine (Tofranil).
  • Rifaximin (Xifaxin): a nonabsorbable antibiotic is used to treat small intestine bacterial overgrowth.
  • Lotronex (alosetron hydrochloride): a very strong drug only prescribed to women with severe, refractory IBS-D. It is a selective serotonin 5-HT3 receptor antagonist that acts on the gastrointestinal tract, slowing the movement of fecal matter and increasing the absorption of water in the large intestine.

Treatment Options

Treating IBS

For mild IBS symptoms, there are a variety of home remedies and over the counter options that can help to temporarily manage symptoms. The directions on each of these should be followed closely, as they often are not meant to be taken long term.

  • For bloating, distention, gas, abdominal cramps: IBgard peppermint oil capsules, Gas-X chewable tablets or Mylicon drops (both containing simethicone), Beano (enzyme-based dietary supplement)
  • For diarrhea: Imodium (loperamine)
  • For constipation: Colace(stool softener), Ex-Lax (stimulant laxative), Milk of Magnesia (magnesium hydroxide, an osmotic laxative)

 

To talk to a doctor about how to best manage your IBS symptoms, book an appointment with a PlushCare physician today.

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