Drugs With Fewest Side-Effects for Treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome Identified, Study Suggests - ScienceDaily

Cedars-Sinai researchers have determined that two prevalent drug therapies -- rifaximin and lubiprostone -- offer some of the best options for treating irritable bowel syndrome, a widespread disorder that affects up to one in five Americans. The findings, based on an analysis of more than two dozen large-scale clinical trials, are contained in a peer-reviewed study published online by The American Journal of Medicine and set to appear in the publication's April print edition.

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Besides Cedars-Sinai, other centers participating in the research included the School of Medicine at Texas Tech University's Health Sciences Center; the UCLA Department of Medicine; Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; and Harvard Medical School.

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