Indexed on: 01 Apr '03Published on: 01 Apr '03Published in: Expert opinion on investigational drugs
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is characterised by abnormalities in motility, sensation and perception. It is one of the most common conditions encountered in clinical practice, especially by gastroenterologists. Pharmacological treatment of IBS is aimed at the predominant symptom and recent advances in pathophysiology has opened the door to the development of new compounds that target specific receptors. During this review, the most promising investigational and recently approved drugs will be discussed.