Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Pregabalin — a calcium channel alpha 2 delta ligand — helped treat visceral hypersensitivity in patients with irritable bowel syndrome and reduced symptoms of abdominal pain, bloating and diarrhea, according to research published in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics.
Yuri A. Saito, MD, of the division of gastroenterology and hepatology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and colleagues wrote that visceral hypersensitivity is a common symptom of IBS and can be treated with several therapies. However, these treatments do not work for all patients.
This activity is supported by educational grants from AbbVie, Inc.; Pfizer, Inc.; and Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.
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