Prevalent Gastrointestinal Disorders

Based on the mechanisms of action of gastrointestinal drugs in the Top 300 Prescription Drugs of 2017 dispensed by U.S. community pharmacies in 2014, the most common gastrointestinal disorders encountered in an ambulatory patient population include peptic ulcer disease (PUD), gastroesophageal reflex disease (GERD), nausea and vomiting; constipation; irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); and diabetes-induced gastroparesis.