Iberogast has been clinically proven to treat the discomfort experienced with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and functional dyspepsia. The multi-targeted action of Iberogast is able to improve the many symptoms associated with IBS and functional dyspepsia, which can include:
- Heartburn/acid reflux
- Nausea / vomiting
- Early satiety
- Feeling of fullness
- Epigastric pain
- Bloating / abdominal cramping
- Constipation / diarrhoea
Iberogast’s quality, safety and efficacy have been extensively researched in 20 clinical studies, involving over 50,000 patients. Iberogast has shown significant improvement for symptoms of IBS in a randomised controlled trial.
The results showed up to 25% improvement, compared to placebo, with best effects seen after 2 and 4 weeks. Iberogast has also demonstrated significant improvement for symptoms of functional dyspepsia. In two randomised, placebo-controlled trials, over a period of four weeks, patients taking Iberogast experienced notable symptom improvement when compared to placebo (p < 0.00017 and p < 0.0018).
The most recent data is from an Australian trial in which Iberogast’s efficacy was compared with a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) in functional dyspepsia patients. The results showed significant symptoms improvement with both Iberogast and PPI treatment, compared to placebo. Additionally, relapse rates were significantly higher for those patients taking PPI, than those taking Iberogast (p = 0.05).
Iberogast has no known drug interactions and is well tolerated. Iberogast is suitable for use in patients of all ages, including infants younger than 3 months. Due to Iberogast’s alcohol content, though minimal, caution is recommended for patients with pre-existing liver disease and those with illness or addiction related to alcohol consumption.
Iberogast exerts multiple actions within the gastrointestinal system, which is how it relieves such a diverse range of upper and lower digestive symptoms.
Iberogast has been shown to exert the following multi-targeted effects:
- Normalises intestinal tone by reducing spasm and improving gut function
- Promotes intestinal movement
- Relaxes the stomach muscles
- Protects the stomach lining via antiinflammatoryactions
- Regulates stomach acid
- Reduces the formation of intestinal gases, preventing excessive flatulence and bloating