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OTC Medications

OTC Medications

OTC Medications

So there's a number of over the counter therapies that have been reported to be helpful. Probiotics have been studied and seem to be helpful in modulating the gut microbiome. There are a number of different kinds. I specifically like a specific brand by the name of VSL number three that is a prescription strength probiotic that has been studied extensively and seems to be very helpful in this specific population. Other over the counter medications or supplements I should say are turmeric or curcumin, which is an anti-inflammatory agent that's been studied and it seems to be very helpful in inflammatory bowel disease conditions. Omega three fatty acids, have also been studied and they also seem to help with inflammatory bowel disease and Crohn's disease, specifically.

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Omid Shaye, MD


  • Board Certified Gastroenterologist, Internist, Primary Care Doctor
  • Co-Director of Bariatric Gastroenterology at the Khalili Center
  • Expert on the specific gastroenterological needs of bariatric patients

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