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currently experiencing an attack of IBS.

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i am currently experiencing an attack of IBS. Have recently been laid off, so i've been under much stress. last attack was in 2006 (at which point I was diagnosed). My internist put me on Bentyl, did not work well. Went to gastro doc and he swithed me to levbid. I own both prescriptions. which is better?   I have lower abdominal pain (severe) and bloating and gas. This is my third day with these symptoms.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. S Riaz replied 7 years ago.
<p>Levbid is better and is more likely to work in your case. Go for it.</p><p> </p><p>Please, click the ACCEPT button so that I can get my dues. BONUS and a positive feedback will be appreciated</p>
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
why is levbid better, just would like your opinion. i also have generalized anxiety disorder, will this drug interefere with that? Also i have read online that levid can harm your eyes and at one point was taken off the market; is that true?
Expert:  Dr. S Riaz replied 7 years ago.
<p>Levbid is used to treat a variety of stomach/intestinal problems such as cramps and irritable bowel syndrome. This medication works by decreasing acid production in the stomach, slowing down the natural movements of the gut, and relaxing muscles in many organs (e.g., stomach, intestines, bladder, kidney, gallbladder). This medication belongs to a class of drugs known as anticholinergics/antispasmodics.</p><p>It should not be taken if one has got glaucoma in his eyes which I don't think you have. It may cause dryness but that is temporary. It is contra-indiacted in certain other medical conditions like enlarged prostate, urinary blockage problems, certain stomach/intestinal problems (e.g., slow gut, blockage, severe ulcerative colitis, infection), heart problems due to severe bleeding.</p><p> Almost every medicine has side-effects. It is given when it does more good than harm. You are taking it under medical supervision. Just relax. You will be alright.</p><p> </p><p>Please, click the ACCEPT button so that I can get my dues. BONUS and a positive feedback will be appreciated</p><p> </p><p> </p>
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