Expert Video - If prescription medications are not helping my IBS-C, what other medical therapies can I try?

Dr. Jeanetta Frye, an expert on irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C), describes the use of antidepressant and antispasmodic medicines. She and colleague Dr. Satish Rao also note that the serotonin agonist, tegaserod, has been recently reintroduced. A new medication, tenapanor, may be another option for treating IBS with constipation. Talking to a gastroenterologist who is aware of the latest treatments is an important step in managing IBS-C.

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