MTW NHS Trust West Kent CCG

Drug Status Key

  • Preferred
  • Second Line
  • Third Line
  • Specialist Initiation
  • Hospital Only
  • Not Approved for Formulary

Irritable bowel syndrome

This can present with pain, constipation or diarrhoea.

Laxatives may be used to relieve constipation, motility drugs to control diarrhoea and antispasmodics to relieve pain.

NICE guidance

CG61: Irritable bowel syndrome in adults: diagnosis and management, February 2008 (updated April 2017)