Analysis compares treatments for IBS

An analysis of 26 studies that weighed benefits and side effects of drugs to treat irritable bowel syndrome showed rifaximin was better for IBS with diarrhea than tricyclic antidepressants or the stool slower alosetron. Investigator Mark Pimentel, M.D., from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center said for IBS with constipation limited data made it difficult to form conclusions. Reuters (3/26)