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Question by  Dinder (22)

Are Dicyclomine and Imodium a good treatment for IBS?

I have IBS and was told to take Dicyclomine and Imodium.


Answer by  Melissa101010 (4405)

I would recommend that you see your family physician to get a percription for IBS and not take anything over the counter. Mixing medicines can make you sicker, ask your doctor.


Answer by  Mrscmrn (1449)

IBS is a very frustrating ailment for there is no definitive cure. Dicyclomine (Bentyl) is a medicine to help with the pain or cramping that accompanies your IBS at times. The Immodium is to control diarrhea. If you are finding limited relief with that combination you should check with your gastroenterologist.


Answer by  cidcharisse (8)

Dicyclomine will help to ease the cramps of IBS, and Imodium will help if you think you are going to have diarrhea. Imodium, though, can bind you up and make it difficult to go to the bathroom when you need to.


Answer by  aratliff (111)

Dicyclomine is a good medication that is used to treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS. It can be used as along term treatment. Imodium however is not a good medication to treat IBS for a long term. It can be used for fast acting relief.


Answer by  SatyendraGalwankar (0)

Dicyclomine is an anticholinergic, hence reduces the bowel secretions and motility minimizing the pain, frequency and quantity of diarrhea whereas loperamide is a haloperidol derivative with tremendous affinity for intestinal opiate receptors, also acting via multiple pathways to powerfully diminish the gastrointstinal secretions and movement with excellent control of diarrhea.

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