What is IBS-D?

What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Diarrhea (IBS-D)?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Diarrhea Explained

Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Diarrhea, or IBS-D, is not the same as an occasional stomach issue. It is a condition that is long-lasting (chronic), that includes frequent episodes of diarrhea as one of the most common symptoms, along with abdominal pain or discomfort.

The symptoms of IBS-D

Symptoms like abdominal pain and diarrhea are uncomfortable, bothersome, and frustrating. Even when they aren't present, you never know when they might come back.

IBS-D may be more common than you think

While estimates vary, as many as 16 million adults in the U.S. may suffer from IBS-D. Contrary to popular belief, IBS-D affects as many men as it does women.

The Causes of IBS-D

While food or stress can often trigger IBS-D symptoms, there's more to the story. The exact causes of IBS-D are unclear, but experts believe that a few factors may be involved:

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If you have been diagnosed with IBS-D...

The symptoms of IBS-D can be unpredictable. If you feel frustrated that your symptoms of abdominal pain and diarrhea keep coming back, tell your healthcare provider how IBS-D is affecting you, and ask if VIBERZI is right for you.

If you think you may have IBS-D...

IBS-D is a multisymptom condition. If you have symptoms like abdominal pain and diarrhea, even if they come and go, be sure to make a list of your symptoms and talk to your healthcare provider to see if you have IBS-D.

If you have IBS-D, VIBERZI may be right for you.

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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.

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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.

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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).