Irritable bowel syndrome

J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother. 2010 Sep;24(3):271-4. doi: 10.3109/15360288.2010.503985.


Questions from patients about analgesic pharmacotherapy and responses from the authors are presented to help educate patient sand make them more effective self-advocates. The topics addressed in this issue are the signs, symptoms, and treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). A discussion of pain management and complementary therapies is included.

MeSH terms

  • Antidepressive Agents, Tricyclic / therapeutic use
  • Cholinergic Antagonists / therapeutic use
  • Complementary Therapies
  • Feeding Behavior
  • Gastrointestinal Agents / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome / physiopathology
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome / psychology
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome / therapy*
  • Life Style
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • Peripheral Nervous System Agents / therapeutic use
  • Psychotherapy


  • Antidepressive Agents, Tricyclic
  • Cholinergic Antagonists
  • Gastrointestinal Agents
  • Peripheral Nervous System Agents