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Suggest treatment for severe diarrhea while having IBS

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Dr. Amit Jain

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Posted on Wed, 15 Mar 2017 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: I suffer from irritable bowel syndrome, purely diarreah (4-5 times/day), no constipation, My doctor says, following a colonoscopy, that I have diverticulitis symptoms, but no other colon issues that he can see. I have acid indigestion every day, which is helped a little by nexium and also antacid pills. However, I am in constant discomfort, but no sharp pain, from my intestines. Is ther anything I can do to reduce my daily discomfort?
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Answered by Dr. Amit Jain 47 minutes later
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take ilaprazole instead of nexium

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thanks for putting your query in HCM. I am aGastroenterologist.

For acidity I will suggest you to take ilaprazole instead of nexium half hr before breakfast as it is more potent and efficacious and longer acting than nexium. Avoid tea coffee fatty and spicy meals

For loose stool take tablet rifaximin thrice a day it is gut antibiotic which acts only in gut with no systemic absorption so no side effects. Take a course of probiotic. Among probiotic I prefer saachromyces boulardii. Along with hyoscamine take tablet mebevarine 200mg half hr before meals twice a day. Avoid milk. If still not relieved then take antisecretory agent like racedrotil 100 mg twice a day.

I hope I have answered your query and tgis will help you. Wish you a good health

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I looked on your website (webmd) but could find no data on Ilaprazole there. Am I spelling it wrong? Please help! Thanks very much for your help. Rick Browner.
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Answered by Dr. Amit Jain 7 hours later
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spelling is correct

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Welcome back and sorry for delay

Spelling is correct. Search it on google.

Wish you good health.
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