These studies relating to the presence of smooth muscle fibres in the cervix logically support the role of antispasmodics
and smooth muscle relaxants in helping the cervix to dilate.
The five subclasses of urinary tract agents are analgesics, antispasmodics
, urinary acidifiers, urinary alkalinizers, and urinary germicides.
What is known is that tricyclic antidepressants, peppermint oil, and antispasmodics
all have been shown superior to placebo for treating abdominal pain in female patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) (strength of recommendation: A, meta-analyses).
In some cases medication can be prescribed by your GP, such as antispasmodics
The medical treatment of ES includes calcium channel blockers, nitrates, tricyclic antidepressants, smooth muscle antispasmodics
, and/or sildenafil.
Eating smaller meals, avoiding common food triggers-such as sugar, dairy, and wheat--and taking prescription and over-the-counter antispasmodics
, antidepressants, and fiber supplements sometimes work.
The review examines the efficacy of pharmaceutical agents (antispasmodics
, antidepressants, antidiarrhoeals and the new serotonergic modifying agonists/antagonists), dietary control (fibre, lactose free products, partially hydrolyzed guar gum, peppermint oil, prebiotics and probiotics), CBT (with or without the use of an audiotape) and the standard gut-directed hypnotherapy approach of the Manchester Model.
Effect of fibre, antispasmodics
, and peppermint oil in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome: systematic review and meta-analysis.
In the absence of any red-flag symptoms, I usually give patients an initial two to three week trial of the following medications, depending upon the symptoms experienced: Antispasmodics
drugs, Mebeverine and Buscopan are used for the treatment of IBS.
A team of researchers headed by Dr Alexander Ford, from the gastroenterology division at McMaster University Health Sciences Centre in Canada, reviewed all of the research looking at the effect of peppermint oil, fibre and so called antispasmodics
, drugs that suppress spasms caused by muscle contraction in the intestines - to see how they might help IBS.
and peppermint oil are used to treat IBS, but evidence of their effectiveness is unclear.