Pain and cramping
The following medicines
may be used for long-term pain and cramping:
- Anticholinergics (antispasmodics). These include dicyclomine
- Antidepressants, including desipramine (such as Norpramin). In low doses, they can help with pain caused by IBS.
medicines may be used if your IBS causes you to have anxiety or
- Antidepressants, including fluoxetine (such as Prozac). They are especially helpful if you have depression and IBS.
- Antianxiety agents, including diazepam (such as Valium). These can be used short-term to help with anxiety if it makes your IBS symptoms worse.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
November 14, 2014
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