acid blockers for some patients with irritable bowel syndrome

All of a sudden there's a lot of interest in using acid blockers for some patients with irritable bowel syndrome.

Proton pump inhibitors or H2-blockers appear to help patients who have chronic diarrhea and urgency that occurs AFTER meals.

Clinicians began trying these drugs when they noticed that some patients on Prevacid (lansoprazole) for GERD got rapid relief of their IBS symptoms.

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