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GIT Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

37 Year old female presented with chronic bouts of diarrhea. After multiple visits and investigations she was finally labeled to have irritable bowel syndrome. Several therapeutic agents have been tried but none worked including high fiber diet, antispasmodics, antidiarrheals, and antidepressants.
Which of the following drugs can be tried in this patient?

A- Tegaserod
B- Carbamazepine
C- Metoclopromide
D- Alosteron
E- Ergot allkaloids
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the answer is Alosteron since she is diarrhea predominant and had failed every other treatment... the answer would be tegserod if she is constipation predominant.
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the answer is Alosteron since she is diarrhea predominant and had failed every other treatment... the answer would be tegserod if she is constipation predominant.
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