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 Beclometasone tablets for ulcerative colitis
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 Linaclotide capsules - Constella
Loperamide for diarrhoea Lubiprostone for constipation - Amitiza
Macrogols for constipation or bowel cleansing Magnesium hydroxide
Magnesium trisilicate Mebeverine - Colofac
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 Propantheline tablets - Pro-Banthine
Prucalopride for constipation - Resolor Rabeprazole to reduce stomach acid
Racecadotril for acute diarrhoea - Hidrasec Ranitidine to reduce stomach acid
Rifaximin for liver problems - Targaxan Rifaximin for traveller's diarrhoea - Xifaxanta
Senna Sodium picosulfate (Dulcolax Pico)
Sterculia granules - Normacol Sucralfate for ulcers - Antepsin
Sulfasalazine Tripotassium dicitratobismuthate tablets - De-Noltab
Ursodeoxycholic acid