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Posted on Tue, 4 Jul 2017 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: Thank You! The only medication I have been prescribed is Bentyl 10mg (generic form) Is there
Other medication that is more effective?!
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Answered by Dr. Noble Zachariah 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
In IBS medicines depend on the symptoms.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Welcome and thanks for your query.
Please let me know what your symptoms are. Whether you have bowel irregularity, constipation or diarrhea etc. If any test has been done, please upload the results also.
Bentyl is an anti spasmodic and helps to relax the stomach and intestinal muscles and reduce cramping.
Do get back to me with your input.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Noble Zachariah 22 minutes later
I have tests (colonostomy) as recommended by Specialist (removed polyps )
In 2015.
The attacks are irregular ( severe pain with dirreah ) I have some constipated
2-4 days. I take Melluril when needed.
Attacks do not seem to be related.
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Answered by Dr. Noble Zachariah 22 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Discussion follows.

Detailed Answer:
I presume the polyps removed at colonoscopy were benign.
You can take Dicetel ( Pinaverium) 100mg twice a day to give you better relief.
It is also important to avoid foods which worsen your symptoms. Eat healthy wholesome food, exercise at least 30 minutes a day and practise relaxation techniques like yoga.
Take care
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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