News in Pediatric Gastroenterology Pharmacology
Pharmacological therapy for irritable bowel syndrome in children
Eleonora Giannetti, Erasmo Miele
1Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche Traslazionali, Sezione di Pediatria, Università di Napoli “Federico II
Irritable bowel syndrome includes abdominal pain (AP) or discomfort associated with changes in bowel patterns. The four therapeutic approaches include pharmacologic, dietary, psychosocial and complementary/alternative medicine interventions. A Cochrane review concluded that only weak evidence exists regarding beneficial effects of pharmacological agents in functional AP in children.