Expert Video - What prescription medicines are available for IBS-C?

Dr. Satish Rao discusses the different prescription medications available in the United States to treat irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) and how they work inside the bowel. The medications discussed are lubiprostone, which helps with constipation but does not relieve pain, as well as linaclotide and plecanatide. These two medications are designed to relieve pain as well as constipation in IBS-C.

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