I was prescribed omeprazole not too long ago from my primary doctor. I have ibs. Just last night I went to the er for diarrhea, stomach discomfort, and other issues not related. One medication I was prescribed is famotidine. Which medication would work better for my irritable bowl syndrome. After eating some foods throughout the day my stomach sometimes gets cramps and very uncomfortable to where I get constipated and have to hunch over because of the pain. I was prescribed other medication recently for my stomach, one being dicyclomine. Since omeprazole and famotidine seem so similar, I was wondering which would work better in my case? Looking for a long term fix. Also I read dicyclomine is addictive but seems to work towards ibs which is exactly what I need long term.
Omeprazole vs famotidine for irritable bowl syndrome?
Question posted by realbeast on 26 June 2018
Last updated on 7 August 2018 by Anonymous
Omeprazole is commonly used to treat GERD, stomach ulcer, gastritis. Famotidine does not treat IBS. Actually both of these medicines do not treat IBS. A common medicine used to treat IBS is Duspatalin.
I also was prescribed omeprazole 20mg capsules by my gastroenterologist for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Just started w/this medication... but having breakthrough symptoms with upset stomach, no appetite. Some time back my gastroenterologist put me on dicyclomine but it made my heart pound. I'm very sensitive to medications! I also need to take Xanax for my anxiety & Cymbalta. Ask your doctor if dicyclomine is addictive.
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