Why Medication Fails: A Closer Look at IBS Drugs

If you suffer from IBS or IBD, you have probably been introduced to a long and ever-growing list of medications. Unfortunately, drugs treat individual symptoms and not the cause. Additionally, many of the drugs have detrimental side effects.

6 types of drugs to treat IBS symptoms:

1. Bowel movement speed modifiers (Zelnorm, Lotronex, Calmactin)

2. Laxatives for constipation (MiraLax, Perdiem, Ex-Lax, Milk of Magnesia)

3. Antidiarrheal (Imodium, Lomotil)

4. Abdominal cramp pain relievers (Donnatal, Levsin, Levbid, NuLev, Bentyl, Pro-Banthine)

5. Antidepressants (Prozac, Celexa, Zoloft, Paxil, Elavil)

6. Narcotic analgesics (Vicodin, Demerol, Xanax)

As you can see, none of these are an IBS “cure” because no such medical cure exists. You may feel relief temporarily, but this is because of a forced biochemical modification, not a permanent resolution. Once you stop using the medications, the symptoms will return. With over 20 million Americans diagnosed with IBS currently, it is time to address this disease with honesty and transparency. Many doctors and scientists agree - we must assess food allergies and digestion in order to transform our health once and for all.