Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome Overview

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a "disorder of gut-brain interaction" characterized by a group of symptoms that commonly include abdominal pain, abdominal bloating and changes in the consistency of bowel movements. These symptoms may occur over a long time, sometimes for years. IBS can negatively affect quality of life and may result in missed school or work or reduced productivity at work. Disorders such as anxiety, major depression, and chronic fatigue syndrome are common among people wit...

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How Long Is Dicyclomine Good For After Expiration Date

How long will Dicyclomine HCL remain usable past the expiration date? ## According to Solco Healthcare, the shelf-life of Bentyl (Dicyclomine) capsules [NDC 43547-634] is listed as 24 months (or 2 years): However, the following article from the FDA suggests that the listed 2 year shelf-life for Dicyclomine is arbitrary at best, as they declared certain lots of Doxycycline hyclate 100 mg capsules to be eligible for use beyond the manufacturer’s labeled expiration date by up to 7 YEARS for the purpose of strategic reserves and emergency preparedness: “Most of what is known abo...

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will this be harmful to my dog

my dog has just swallowed one of my 135mg Mebeverine will this do him any harm ## Can I give Bevispas 135MG tablets to treat my dog for IBS ## Can I give Bevispas 135mg to my dushound? And how much if yes?

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stomach spasams ## I need to understnd this drug, side effects, uses etc. DICYCLOMINE ## I have several GI issues,IBS,Diverticulitis,etc.....I have had ibs since I was a kid.Dicyclomine was the first thing prescribed to me.My stomach spasms were so severe you could literally watch my stomach and see it spasming ,pretty painful.....This was back in early 80's. They gave me a weird taste in my mouth, and dry mouth too. BUT, they also were STRONG!! I kinda felt floaty,dazed a bit,somewhat uphoric....I was early 20'S, didnt drink, smoke cigarettes,or anything else, no drugs ever! only prescribed. One of my neighbors took some while visiting me,confessed later and asked me if I would sell them to her or any one else. said the tweekers loved them for coming down! She also said too man...

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Viberzi false positive drug test help

I take viberzi 100 mg twice a day for IBS-D and a long list of other medications. I take opioid pain medications which are Opana ER and Oxycodone/APAP which is prescribed by a pain management doctor. When he ran a urine drug screen it showed that I had Fentanyl in my system but it did not show Opana ER in my system. I have never in my life been prescribed or used Fentynal so there is no possible way that this drug screen is accurate. I didn't take my Opana ER the day of my drug screen / my pain management doctor appointment but I took it the night before at 10:00 pm and my doctor appointment was at 10:15 am; but it wasn't until around 11:30 am when I urinated into the cup. The Opana ER is a around the clock pain medication which you take a tablet every 12 hours and I been taking...

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Trulance and diarrhea

I am taking Trulance for IBS. Diarrhea is a side effect. If I wake up with diarrhea, should I still take Trulance? ## For me it didn’t work the horrible side effect of uncontrollable diarrhea meant that I tried for a week to get my body used to it it never did ## You should take it as your doctor has instructed. If the diarrhea is severe, and problematic, then you should discuss it with your doctor, as you may need to try a different medication. The FDA lists the other side effects of Trulance as possibly including nausea, dizziness, and gas. Ref: Trulance Information Jdragr, it takes more than a week for your body to get used to a medication, it usually takes about 4 to 5 weeks. What has your doctor advised now that you've stopped taking it?

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small blue pill with letter M at top center, then letter D and number 6 below.

I found a few small blue pills with print etched on one face only. The etched marks are as follows: Letter M at top center, then letter D next to the number 6 below. My wife said they aren't B.C. pills and I've asked friends, but no one can remember who may have placed them in our medicine cabinet. ## This tablet contains Dicyclomine 20mgs (NDC 00378-1620). Inactive Ingredients: - lactose anhydrous - silicon dioxide - FD&C Blue No. 1 - magnesium stearate - microcrystalline cellulose - corn starch - propylene glycol - sodium lauryl sulfate Ref: DailyMed This tablet has been discontinued. Is there anything else I can help with?

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Duspatalin. Can duspatalin remove tummy bloating?

I am 15 years old . My tummy is bloated since 5 weeks ago. Can duspatalin tablet (mebeverine 135mg tablet) remove bloating tummy ? What are the possible causes of tummy bloating? Need urgent help ## Duspatalin is used to treat intestinal colic, biliary colic, and irritable bowel syndrome(IBS). I would go and speak with your doctor about your bloating, self medicating is never a good idea. You never know how your body will react towards certain medications. Please post back if you have any more questions. ## Actually , i consulted 2 doctors for my bloating tummy. 1) First doctor who is GI doctor says that my bloating is likely caused by IBS; so he gave me Duspatalin and Forlax. I took the medicine for 5 days ;but it was not cured 2) Then, i went to see a second doctor who is a consultant...

Librax cost at CVS

I was prescribed Librax by my Gastrointeroligist for stomach pain. When I went to CVS they told me my insurance United Health Care would not pay for it. They said the cost was $3,759.00 for 60 pills. Outrageous!! I am 85 years old and cannot afford this. ## That is outrageous indeed! Are you able to get a generic version of this drug filled? Brands tend to be much more expensive. 5mg/2.5mg Chlordiazepoxide / Clidinium (60 capsules) Check this tool from GoodRx to see if any pharmacies near you will honor the discount, it seems to be substantial: Hope this helps!

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Expired Hyoscyamine prescription, is it safe?

I Have Severe Ulcer Pain And have Taken Hyoscyamine Sublingual Tabs With Good Results. I have meds But The Prescription Is Expired From 2007. Is It Safe To Take Now? ## According to Harvard Medical School family health article, except in rare cases (i.e. tetracycline), there is little chance of danger due to taking medications even up to 15 years beyond their expiration date. This conclusion was based upon a study conducted at the request of the US military due to stockpiles of expensive drugs they could otherwise need to replace every few years. The conclusion was that 90% of those drugs remained effective 10 - 15 years after the expiration date. Source: But the question is whether the drug you have kept happens to be one of these drugs ...

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NVR EH white round pill ID

What is a small white round pill with NVR on one side and EH on the other? ## This is Zelnorm 6mg (NDC 0078-0356, now discontinued) Zelnorm was used in the management of irritable bowel syndrome and constipation. Approved by the FDA in 2002, it was subsequently removed from the market in 2007 due to FDA concerns about possible adverse cardiovascular effects. Inactive Ingredients: - Crospovidone - Glyceryl Monostearate - Hypromellose - Lactose Monohydrate - Poloxamer 188 - Polyethylene Glycol 4000 ## I have a small white pill with NVR on one side and EH on the other. Can you tell me what it is? Thanks

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