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 (Audmonal, Spasmonal)
Balsalazide (Colazide) Beclometasone tablets for ulcerative colitis (Clipper)
Bisacodyl (Dulcolax) Bisacodyl (Dulcolax)
Budesonide rectal foam and enema (Budenofalk Rectal Foam, Entocort Enema) Budesonide tablets, capsules and granules (Budenofalk, Entocort CR, Cortiment)
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 (Colifoam)
Hyoscine butylbromide tablets (Buscopan) Ispaghula husk for constipation (Fybogel, Ispagel)
Lactulose for constipation (Lactugal) Lactulose for constipation (Lactugal)
Lansoprazole to reduce stomach acid (Zoton FasTab) Linaclotide capsules (Constella)
Loperamide for diarrhoea Loperamide for diarrhoea
Lubiprostone for constipation (Amitiza) Macrogols for constipation or bowel cleansing
Magnesium hydroxide for constipation (Phillips' Milk of Magnesia) Magnesium trisilicate
Magnesium trisilicate Mebeverine (Colofac)
Mesalazine (Asacol, Ipocol, Mezavant, Octasa, Pentasa, Salofalk) Methylcellulose tablets (Celevac)
Metoclopramide (Maxolon) Misoprostol tablets (Cytotec)
Nabilone capsules Nizatidine to reduce stomach acid
Olsalazine (Dipentum) Omeprazole to reduce stomach acid (Losec, Mepradec, Mezzopram)
Omeprazole to reduce stomach acid (Losec, Mepradec, Mezzopram) Ondansetron for sickness
Orlistat capsules (Alli, Beacita, Xenical) Pancreatin (Creon, Nutrizym, Pancrease, Pancrex)
Pantoprazole to reduce stomach acid Peppermint oil capsules - (Apercap, Colpermin, Mintec)
Prednisolone rectal foam, enema and suppositories (Predsol) Preparations (containing a corticosteriod) for piles
Preparations (containing a corticosteriod) for piles Propantheline tablets (Pro-Banthine)
Prucalopride for constipation (Resolor) Rabeprazole to reduce stomach acid (Pariet)
Racecadotril for acute diarrhoea - Hidrasec Ranitidine to reduce stomach acid (Zantac)
Rifaximin for liver problems (Targaxan) Rifaximin for traveller's diarrhoea (Xifaxanta)
Senna for constipation (Potter's Senna, Senokot) Senna for constipation (Potter's Senna, Senokot)
Sodium picosulfate (Dulcolax Pico) Sterculia granules (Normacol)
Sucralfate for ulcers (Antepsin) Sulfasalazine (Salazopyrin, Sulazine)
Tripotassium dicitratobismuthate tablets (De-Noltab) Ursodeoxycholic acid
Ursodeoxycholic acid