Over The Counter Medicine For Bloating And Constipation!

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Over The Counter Medicine For Bloating And Constipation

Busy life, the kind of fat infused and processed foods along with horrible and untimely eating habits have made bloating and constipation constant issue among the old and young alike today.

Over The Counter Medicine For Bloating And Constipation

Bloating and constipation are one of today’s most common issues. Here are some of the best over the counter medications that you can try to eradicate this situation once and for all.

Gas-X Extra Strength Softgel

Traditional Medicinals Organic Gas Relief Tea

Gas-X is the best overall bet for most symptoms associated with excessive gas and other issues that are associated with stomach gas problems.   The product promises fast gas relief and also relief from pressure, bloating, and general discomfort. If you are not a big fan of swallowing a pill, the medication is also available in the form of a chewable pill. One of the key ingredients of this pill. Simethicone is one of the most active ingredients in this medication which has an antifoaming agent that helps get rid of symptoms associated with excessive gas in the stomach.  The results may vary from person to person but definitely works. The Gas-X Extra Strength Softgel is certainly a lifesaver.

Atrantil

Atrantil

Does your stomach feel bloated? The Atrantil is a special medicated that has been made to target bloating issues that occur after taking certain food items. it’s not a probiotic but is rather a mix of Quebracho Colorado, horse chestnut, and peppermint. The medication targets the gut and the bacteria that grow in the gut.  These capsules according to the dosage on the bottle is supposed to be taken two times a day with the food.

Traditional Medicinals Organic Gas Relief Tea

Traditional Medicinals Organic Gas Relief Tea

If you hate taking medications for gas problems then you can try having the Traditional Medicinals Organic Gas Relief Tea. this tea is Organic, kosher, and caffeine-free and is made up of a specific set of herbs designed to provide relief from gas and bloating.  The taste of the tea is not bad, it’s a combination of peppermint and other spices such as coriander, chamomile, and lemon balm. The reviews of this product are great and customers love the fact that them, medication comes in the form of a tea making it more easy to use and taken every day.

These are some of the over the counter prescription for constipation that is commonly recommended by the doctors.

Linaclotide (Linzess) and plecanatide (Trulance)

 

Linaclotide (Linzess) and plecanatide (Trulance)

Linaclotide (Linzess) and plecanatide (Trulance)  works by regulating the amount of fluid in the intestines.  They help in speeding up the movement of stool through the intestines. These drugs are mostly prescribed to treat chronic constipation.  These medications are not available as generic forms and are only available in their specific brand name . the Linzess comes as an oral capsule while Trulance comes as an oral tablet.  In some people this medication can show certain side effects such as diarrhea, gas, bloating, and abdominal pain

Lubiprostone (Amitiza)

Lubiprostone (Amitiza)

Lubiprostone (Amitiza) works by increasing the fluid secretion in the intestines whi9ch makes the passing and movement of the stool through the intestines easier. This medication is generally used to treat chronic constipation, IBS-C, and opioid-induced constipation. Lubiprostone comes as an oral capsule. some people have reported having side effects such as diarrhea, nausea, and abdominal pain after taking this medication.

Methylnaltrexone (Relistor)

Methylnaltrexone (Relistor)

Methylnaltrexone (Relistor) is used to treat opioid-induced constipation. This medication works by blocking certain effects of opioids.  Opioids which bind certain brain receptors can also sometimes bind to receptors in your gut or intestines causing constipation. Methylnaltrexone stops the Opioids from affecting the gut and the intestine.  

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I hope you found the above article on, “Over the counter medicine for bloating and constipation, useful. If you have tried any of the above medication, kindly let me your experience in the comments box below.  

Angeline is a registered dietitian currently working in research. She have participated in many public health programs organised by WHO, and other health organisations around the world. She studied in North Ireland and in the USA to complete a BSc in Human Nutrition from Ulster University. She then went on to complete my PhD focusing on diet, exercise, weight management and more recently completed a postgraduate diploma in dietetics. She enjoy walks on the beautiful north coast of Ireland and is passionate about providing evidence-based nutrition advice for the general public. You can connect with her any time for a health advice.

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