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 capsules - Spasmonal, Audmonal
Balsalazide - Colazide Bisacodyl (Dulcolax)
Budesonide capsules and granules Budesonide rectal preparations
Cimetidine to reduce stomach acid - Tagamet Colestyramine sachets - Questran
Co-magaldrox suspension - Maalox, Mucogel Co-phenotrope tablets for diarrhoea - Lomotil
Dicycloverine Diloxanide tablets
Docusate sodium Esomeprazole to reduce stomach acid - Emozul, Nexium
Famotidine to reduce stomach acid Glycerol suppositories for constipation
Granisetron for sickness - Kytril, Sancuso Hydrocortisone rectal foam
Hyoscine butylbromide tablets - Buscopan Ispaghula husk for constipation - Fybogel, Ispagel
Lactulose for constipation - Lactugal Lansoprazole to reduce stomach acid - Zoton FasTab
Loperamide for diarrhoea Macrogols for constipation or bowel cleansing
Magnesium hydroxide Magnesium trisilicate
Mebeverine Mesalazine
Methylcellulose tablets - Celevac Metoclopramide - Maxolon
Misoprostol Nabilone capsules
Nizatidine to reduce stomach acid Olsalazine - Dipentum
Omeprazole to reduce stomach acid - Losec, Mepradec, Mezzopram Ondansetron for sickness
Orlistat capsules - Xenical, Beacita, Alli Pancreatin
Pantoprazole to reduce stomach acid Peppermint oil capsules - Colpermin, Mintec, Apercap
Prednisolone rectal preparations Preparations for haemorrhoids (piles) containing a corticosteriod
Rabeprazole to reduce stomach acid Ranitidine to reduce stomach acid
Senna Sodium picosulfate (Dulcolax Pico)
Sterculia granules - Normacol Sucralfate for ulcers - Antepsin
Sulfasalazine Tripotassium dicitratobismuthate tablets - De-Noltab
Ursodeoxycholic acid