Current Pharmacologic Treatments for Adults with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

This article reviews indications, methods of action, and side effects associated with commonly available medications used to treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Any product taken for a therapeutic effect should be considered as a drug. Use of medications (drugs), whether prescription, over-the-counter, herbs, or supplements should be considered carefully and in consultation with your healthcare provider.

Author(s):
Darren Brenner, MD
Tony Lembo, MD
Lin Chang, MD