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Pregabalin may lessen pain from irritable bowel syndrome, Mayo Clinic study finds

ROCHESTER, Minn. — A pilot study by researchers at Mayo Clinic has found that patients suffering from pain related to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) may benefit from taking pregabalin, a neuro-pain inhibitor commonly used to treat fibromyalgia. The results of the study were presented today at the annual meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology […]
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