I believe I have ibs all the signs & symptoms so a dr. prescribed lomotil 2.5 mgs I only took 1 tablet on tues thurs fri & everyother weekend when I had to work well the dr. took me off this saying its because I use it more then 10 times a month this medicine worked so well and i'm trying to find out what is something else I can take for ibs over the counter? thanks
That really depends on where you live.
I have had good success using Hyoscine butylbromide 10mg for cramping from IBS. This is only taken when you feel an attack starting.
Amitriptyline is sometimes used to ease the symptoms and usually started at about 25mg. It seems to help some but doesn't stop all attacks for me.
The one thing that has worked to stop an attack fastest is Natural Oil of Peppermint. I bought that at the drug store. It is very strong tasting but it works fast.
Hope that helps.
I have received a few different medications and treatments for IBS. I use to take Bentyl (10mg) just before eating & it would calm down the spasms in my stomach (well, my intestines) as the food moved through. At one point I was prescribed 20 mg and that made me very drowsy. I have also taken Phenergan for nausea (12.5 mg) right before meal. Again larger dose (25 mg) made me very drowsy. They have an antihistimine type effect, but generally help with the cramps & nausea (not to be taken together tho, you have to take one or the other.) Also gas x, its over the counter, it seems to relieve pressure in the stomach without causing you to pass gas. Those are my suggestions. Hope you find something that helps! Oh and my GI specialist insisted I drink 10 glasses of water and eat between 25-30g of fiber a day to stay clean & regular and recommended walking or another form of light exercise which seems to calm the stomach too. I had to make a list of the foods that cause me the most trouble & avoid them unless I am going to be home & can tolerate the discomfort! Best wishes! ~anjeegyrl
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