IBS Medication - Find the right medication that truly works for your select symptoms. Empower the ability for your body to heal with the aid of medication.
* Medications should always be used with caution due to its possible side effects and dependencies. *
Word of Caution
When you first discover the types of medications that are available, it is important to thoroughly know enough about them before you begin taking it.
There have been known reports of IBS patients taking medications to seek immediate relief with lots of unknowns. What they are unaware of is that they start to become dependent to those medicinal ingredients. Before they know it, they will have a hard time dealing with symptoms that come back a lot stronger than before. Not only that, but the medication loses its effectiveness over time, though not completely.
List of Medications
With that said, we can begin to explore the IBS medications that can help with your IBS symptoms and to minimize any flare ups. The list of products have been reviewed from an unbiased point of view and provides all the pertinent details you require regarding each product. This list can be found here.
Concerns with Medications
In general however, I would not prefer any IBS sufferer to jump into any product without consultation from a health professional. Even then, not all recommendations may be of the best interest to your health. You must evaluate each on a case by case basis. If your symptoms are so severe that it needs to be relieved immediately, then it makes sense to select the proper medication for your symptoms.
However the ultimate recommendation is that of natural products that veer away from the medical field. Some products are clearly safe to take and have benefits towards the IBS symptoms and flare ups but medications are such that they are much more concentrated than natural products.
Medications versus Natural Products
Natural products often provide long term relief but they take longer for any results to be felt. With IBS medications, they often work very quickly if the right product is chosen for your symptoms but the effects are lost when the product is stopped. These days there are so much marketing for various products, that you do not need to add another regime of medications to the list when it is not necessary.
The goal is to find a natural product that can surely reverse the IBS symptoms you are experiencing but it may take a longer duration of use to reap the full benefits. Once the relief is experienced, even if you stopped using the natural product, you will still notice the difference long term.
That being said, I do support those in immediate need of IBS medications to achieve the much needed relief for their symptoms. Some symptoms cannot be endured any longer than they already have and this is also completely understandable.
It is very important to know that if dependencies or long term side effects are possible with an IBS medication, then it must be taken into consideration. You need to ensure that you stop the product usage in between the dosage. For example, if you are taking a product three times a day for a month, make sure to stop the product when you are two weeks in. Stop the usage for a week before restarting the product again.
This time away from the product will enable your body to readapt to its own natural balance to prevent dependencies and it will also allow time for the body to clear out the medication to prevent any long-term damage before it is sustained.
Some IBS products may not present any concerns but know that they often stops working on your symptoms once the product itself is no longer being taken. This is the one major problem with taking medications for a chronic ailment.
Never give up on working on your symptoms however, as the day you stop is the day that you have given up on your symptoms. As always work hard on your symptoms and your efforts will reward you heaps and bounds for the long term.
Return to Reversing IBS [home page]
[Top of page] - IBS Medication