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The Most Popular Stomach & Gastrointestinal Medicines

Updated May 11, 2018 109.2k views32 items

When stomach issues don't resolve on their own, doctors will often prescribe stomach medicine to help relieve painful symptoms. Check out this list of the most popular stomach pills and gastrointestinal medicine. All of the most commonly prescribed medicines, drugs, and medications have been included.

Prescription medication, as the name would imply, is medicine requiring a prescription from an authorized health practitioner such as a medical doctor, dentist, psychiatrist, or nurse practitioner. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) governs which drugs require a prescription. Over the counter drugs (OTC drugs) are considered much safer, with a reduced risk of adverse side effects. In contrast, prescription drugs are considered potent enough to require an expert's supervision. Interestingly enough, the same drug can be both over the counter or prescription, based depending upon the drug's dosage.

For people who suffer from stomach and GI issues like IBS, Colitis, or Crohn's disease, taking pills for gastric pain becomes an important part of life. The GI medication listed on here are pretty strong, so be sure to research the side effects before ingesting them. The same goes for checking on the strength of the dosage.

What are the best prescription gastrointestinal drugs? This stomach medications list will answer any questions you have. This list uses the drug's brand name where available, otherwise the generic name is provided. Most importantly, though, if you need medicine for stomach issues, be sure to consult your doctor. 

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  • 1

    Asacol

  • 2

    Asacol HD

  • 3

    Avodart

  • 4

    Azulfidine

  • 5

    Bentyl

  • 6

    Canasa

  • 7

    Carafate

  • 8

    Carafate Suspension

  • 9

    Creon

  • 10

    Cytotec

  • 11

    Dipentum

  • 12

    Aprepitant

  • 13

    Follistim AQ

  • 14

    Lactulose

    Hepatic encephalopathy, Constipation
  • 15

    Levbid

    Also known as: Levsinex
  • 16

    Levsin

  • 17

    Lialda

  • 18

    Nexium

  • 19

    Pentasa

  • 20

    Pepcid

  • 21

    Phoslo

  • 22

    Prevacid

  • 23

    Prevpac

  • 24

    Prilosec

  • 25

    Protonix