Living with IBS-D

Steps which may make your IBS-D symptoms more manageable

The symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Diarrhea (IBS-D), like abdominal pain and diarrhea, can be really frustrating to live with. Below are some tips that may help you manage your symptoms, but alone they may not be enough to provide relief.

VIBERZI is a prescription medicine that may help manage IBS-D symptoms of abdominal pain and diarrhea. It's important that you talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to manage your IBS-D.

IBS-D Tips

Start with a good diet.

Maintaining a proper diet and avoiding large amounts of food at once may help relieve your symptoms.

Reduce your stress.

It is important to pay attention to stress levels, as they can adversely impact IBS-D symptoms. If your stress levels start to rise, take action with some deep breathing or light meditation.


Track your symptoms.

Using a diary or symptom tracker like MyGIHealth may help you learn what foods or stresses may trigger your symptoms. Then you can work with your healthcare provider to properly adjust your diet or lifestyle.

Exercise regularly.

Daily exercise may help you when you have IBS-D. Talk to your healthcare provider about incorporating exercises into your daily routine.

Understand over-the-counter (OTC) medicine.

Pain relievers and antidiarrheal drugs can help treat symptoms in a pinch, but remember to always tell your healthcare provider if you take OTCs more than occasionally.

Listen carefully to your healthcare provider.

Talk to your healthcare provider about treatment options, such as VIBERZI.

Next: What is VIBERZI?

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IMPORTANT RISK INFORMATION
VIBERZI can cause serious side effects, including:

Stop taking VIBERZI right away and get emergency medical care if you have new or worsening stomach-area (abdomen) pain or pain in the upper right side of your stomach-area (abdomen) that may move to your back or shoulder, with or without nausea and vomiting.

Do not take VIBERZI if you:

Before taking VIBERZI, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, including if you have liver problems, are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed.

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. If you are taking VIBERZI you should not take medicines that cause constipation, including Lotronex® (alosetron), anticholinergic medicines, and opioid pain medicines.

Side effects

The most common side effects of VIBERZI include constipation, nausea, and abdominal pain. Stop taking VIBERZI and call your doctor if you have constipation that is severe. These are not all the possible side effects of VIBERZI. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

For further information, please talk to your healthcare professional and see accompanying Patient Medication Guide and full Prescribing Information.

What is VIBERZI?

VIBERZI is a prescription medicine used to treat adults who have Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Diarrhea (IBS-D).

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IMPORTANT RISK INFORMATION
VIBERZI can cause serious side effects, including:
  • Inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis). Pancreatitis has happened most often in people who do not have a gallbladder and can lead to hospitalization. Pancreatitis has led to death in some people who do not have a gallbladder. Pancreatitis usually happens within the first week of treatment with VIBERZI, but can happen after 1 to 2 doses of VIBERZI. Your risk of getting pancreatitis is increased if you drink more than 3 alcoholic drinks a day. Limit your use of alcoholic drinks while you are taking VIBERZI.
  • A spasm in a muscle of the digestive system (called the sphincter of Oddi), which may cause new or worsening abdominal pain. Sphincter of Oddi spasm has happened most often in people who do not have a gallbladder and can lead to hospitalization. This spasm usually happens within the first week of treatment, but can happen after 1 to 2 doses of VIBERZI.

Stop taking VIBERZI right away and get emergency medical care if you have new or worsening stomach-area (abdomen) pain or pain in the upper right side of your stomach-area (abdomen) that may move to your back or shoulder, with or without nausea and vomiting.

Do not take VIBERZI if you:
  • Do not have a gallbladder
  • Have or may have had a blockage in your gallbladder or a sphincter of Oddi problem
  • Have or had problems with alcohol abuse, alcohol addiction, or drink more than 3 alcoholic drinks a day
  • Have had pancreatitis or other pancreas problems, including if you have had or may have had a blockage in your pancreas
  • Have severe liver problems
  • Have had long-lasting (chronic) or severe constipation, or problems caused by constipation
  • Have or may have had a bowel blockage (intestinal obstruction)

Before taking VIBERZI, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, including if you have liver problems, are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed.

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. If you are taking VIBERZI you should not take medicines that cause constipation, including Lotronex® (alosetron), anticholinergic medicines, and opioid pain medicines.

Side effects

The most common side effects of VIBERZI include constipation, nausea, and abdominal pain. Stop taking VIBERZI and call your doctor if you have constipation that is severe. These are not all the possible side effects of VIBERZI. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

For further information, please talk to your healthcare professional and see accompanying Patient Medication Guide and full Prescribing Information.

What is VIBERZI?

VIBERZI is a prescription medicine used to treat adults who have Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Diarrhea (IBS-D).