Irritable Bowel Syndrome

 

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What is IBS

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common condition that affects the digestive system. It causes symptoms like stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation. These tend to come and go over time, and can last for days, weeks or months at a time. It's usually a lifelong problem. It can be very frustrating to live with and can have a big impact on your everyday life. There's no cure, but diet changes and medicines can often help control the symptoms. The exact cause is unknown – it's been linked to things like food passing through your gut too quickly or too slowly, oversensitive nerves in your gut, stress and a family history of IBS.


Treatments

 

Medication can be prescribed to treat the main symptoms of IBS

Antispasmodics can be prescribed to treat pain and muscle cramps, but it can also help with diarrhoea. These treatments can be taken as required by the patient. We offer the following antispasmodic treatments;

  • Mebeverine
  • Alverine

We also have antimotility medication which are available for prescription to treat diarrhoea, we sell Loperamide. It is the recommended, first-line treatment for diarrhoea.

There are also laxatives available for constipation. Many medicines for constipation are avaiable without a prescription, a selection are listed below.

  • Dioctyl (Active Ingredient: Docusate Sodium)
  • Dulcolax (Active Ingredient: Bisocodyl)
  • DulcoEase (Active Ingredient: Docusate Sodium)
  • Dulcolax Pico Liquid (Active Ingredient: Sodium Picosulfate)
  • Fybogel (Active Ingredient: Isphangula Husk)
  • Movicol (Active Ingredient: Macrogol with Sodium Chloride, Sodium Bicarbonate & Potassium Chloride)

 

An alternative laxative is available as a second-line treatment. The medication - Linaclotide - is only available if the following criteria are met, they are;

  • optimal or maximum tolerated doses of previous laxatives from different classes have not helped and
  • they have had constipation for at least 12 months

There are additional treatments available to patients, such as Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) or Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs). For these you will need to speak to your GP who will assess your condition and your previous treatments.


 

The final line of treatment is Eluxadoline. For this you will need to speak to your GP who will assess your condition and your previous treatments.


Why Choose Pharmacy First’s Online Prescriber Service?

There’s no need for a face-to-face doctor appointment and you are not required to bear a prescription before you purchase as Pharmacy First’s Online Prescriber Service provides you with prescription-only medication after a short online consultation which is reviewed by our qualified online medical prescribers

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How Do I Move Forward?

STEP 1Start an online consultation and our Prescriber will review and assist.
STEP 2Choose from the selected medication that is best suited to your consultation and pay at the checkout.
STEP 3Upon final approval, your order will be dispensed from our Pharmacy and ready for dispatch.
Order CompleteYour medication will be delivered to your door, safely and discreetly using Royal Mail
Mebeverine

Active Ingredient: Mebeverine Hydrochloride

Manufacturer: Generic

Dosage: 200mg

Mebeverine hydrochloride is a type of medicine known as an antispasmodic. It helps with muscle spasms.

  • Discreet Plain Packaging
  • Royal Mail Special Delivery
  • No Mention of Medication
Alverine

Active Ingredient: Alverine

Manufacturer: Generic

Dosage: 60mg

Alverine citrate is an anti-spasmodic medicine. It relaxes the muscles in the intestine (gut).

Your medication is sealed in a plain shipping box for protection then placed inside a tamper-proof Royal Mail special delivery envelope before being dispatched from our in-house Pharmacy.

  • Discreet Plain Packaging
  • Royal Mail Special Delivery
  • No Mention of Medication
Loperamide

Active ingredient: Loperamide

Manufacturer: Generic

Dosage: 2mg

Loperamide is a medicine to treat diarrhoea (runny poo). It can help with short-term diarrhoea or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Your medication is sealed in a plain shipping box for protection then placed inside a tamper-proof Royal Mail special delivery envelope before being dispatched from our in-house Pharmacy.

  • Discreet Plain Packaging
  • Royal Mail Special Delivery
  • No Mention of Medication
Constella

Active ingredient: Mometasone Furoate

Manufacturer: Almirall

Dosage: 290mg

Constella is indicated for the symptomatic treatment of moderate to severe irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) in adults.

Your medication is sealed in a plain shipping box for protection then placed inside a tamper-proof Royal Mail special delivery envelope before being dispatched from our in-house Pharmacy.

  • Discreet Plain Packaging
  • Royal Mail Special Delivery
  • No Mention of Medication

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