Medication for irritable bowel movement
In fact no cure has been developed to treat irritable bowel movement but there are many medications that can alleviate the symptoms. For those patients unresponsive to fiber supplements, osmotic laxatives like sorbitol, lactulose and PEG or polyethylene glycol might aid in avoiding what is termed cathartic colon which is associated with all stimulant laxatives. Lomotil and loperamide are laxatives that might decrease diarrhea.
Anstispasmodics are commonly prescribed and helps in controlling spasms of the colon muscles as well as decrease abdominal pain. Since antidepressants as well as antispasmodics can make constipation worse, doctors recommend medications that can relax muscles in the intestines as well as the bladder such as Librax and Donnapine. Since these drugs contain mild sedatives, they might be addictive and as such should be taken under medical supervision.