Top Drugs for Digestive Health

Top Drugs for Digestive Health

Digestive health drugs manage diseases, disorders and conditions of the gastrointesinal system. They provide treatment and symptom relief for functional and structural problems with digestive organs.

Anti-Nausea Medications

Anti-nausea drugs control or prevent nausea and vomiting. These drugs work by blocking any of several pathways involved in triggering nausea and vomiting.
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Constipation Medications

Constipation drugs make it easier to have a bowel movement. Some are meant for quick relief, while others are long-term solutions for constipation.
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Heartburn Medications

Heartburn drugs relieve the pain, burning, and sour taste that come with heartburn. They work by reducing the amount of acid the stomach produces.
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome Medications

Irritable bowel syndrome drugs help manage the disease when lifestyle changes are not enough. They act on the intestines to relieve symptoms, such as abdominal pain, cramping, and diarrhea or constipation.
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Ulcerative Colitis Medications

Ulcerative colitis drugs target the inflammation responsible for many symptoms of the disease. Controlling inflammation is vital to achieving and maintaining remission.
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  • Antibiotic, antifungal and antiviral drugs treat infectious diseases. They kill or stop the growth of microorganisms, including bacteria, fungi and viruses.
  • Birth control medications are a form of contraception. They contain either a combination of estrogen and progestin or progestin alone. There are several forms of these hormones, but most combination products contain estrogen, ethinyl estradiol, and a progestin. They work by preventing ovulation and inhibiting fertilization and implantation.
  • Mental health drugs treat conditions that affect emotional, psychological and social well-being. Doctors frequently use mental health drugs in combination with various forms of therapy to help people manage these conditions.
  • Arthritis medications and muscle relaxers treat problems with the musculoskeletal system. These include injuries and conditions affecting the joints, muscles, and other soft tissues that help the body flex and move.