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August 18, 2020

Prescriptions you can use today to improve your patient’s IBS

Your treatment should be based on frequency, severity, diet and lifestyle; it may even include the use of neuromodulators and psychological therapies.
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Patients suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) experience a range of diarrhea (IBS-D) or constipation (IBS-C) symptoms.

In the third of a four-part series on Contemporary Issues in Rural Medicine: Aligning Management of Functional Bowel Disorders with Best Practices, William D. Chey, MD, University of Michigan Health System, teaches you about over-the-counter and prescription therapies for IBS-D such as:

  • Alosetron.
  • Eluxadoline.
  • Rifaximin.

Dr. Chey also discusses potential IBS-C remedies such as:

  • Linaclotide.
  • Plecanatide.
  • Lubiprostone.
  • Tegaserod.
  • Tenapanor.

Watch now to understand the differences between these therapies, when they should be applied and how they can impact your patients.

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