Medicines & Drugs by category Medicines used to treat gastrointestinal conditions

The leaflets in this section are authored by an experienced pharmacist. Pharmacists are experts in medicines. The medicines in this section include those which act on the gut (bowel). Problems in this section are quite common such as indigestion, diarrhoea, indigestion and constipation. They include antacids, various types of laxatives, preparations to treat piles (haemorrhoids) and anti-sickness medicines. If you've ever thought "Who shouldn't take lactulose?", "How do I take my ranitidine?", "How do I get the most from my senna treatment?" or "What problems can omeprazole cause?" information leaflets in this section will have answers for you.

Aluminium hydroxide capsules Alverine citrate
Aspirin and metoclopramide Balsalazide - Colazide
Beclometasone tablets for ulcerative colitis Bisacodyl (Dulcolax)
Budesonide capsules and granules Budesonide rectal preparations
Cimetidine Co-magaldrox
Co-phenotrope tablets for diarrhoea - Lomotil Dicycloverine
Diloxanide tablets Docusate sodium
Domperidone Esomeprazole
Famotidine to reduce stomach acid Glycerol suppositories for constipation
Granisetron for sickness - Kytril, Sancuso Hydrocortisone rectal foam
Hyoscine butylbromide Hyoscine hydrobromide
Ispaghula husk Lactulose
Lansoprazole Loperamide
Macrogols Magnesium hydroxide
Magnesium trisilicate Mebeverine
Mesalazine Methylcellulose
Metoclopramide - Maxolon Misoprostol
Nabilone capsules Nizatidine to reduce stomach acid
Olsalazine - Dipentum Omeprazole
Ondansetron for sickness Orlistat
Pancreatin Pantoprazole
Peppermint oil capsules - Colpermin, Mintec, Apercap Prednisolone rectal preparations
Preparations for haemorrhoids (piles) containing a corticosteriod Rabeprazole to reduce stomach acid
Racecadotril for acute diarrhoea - Hidrasec Ranitidine to reduce stomach acid
Senna Sodium picosulfate (Dulcolax Pico)
Sterculia Sucralfate for ulcers - Antepsin
Sulfasalazine Tripotassium dicitratobismuthate tablets - De-Noltab
Ursodeoxycholic acid