Digestive issues happen to the best of us, and if you don’t know what products are available or how to read the box, asking a shop clerk can be embarrassing. We’ve got a list for you of the most common medicines available in Japan for lower GI issues.

Select a category from the left or scroll through to see the whole list of the most popular digestive medicines in Japan.

If you take an MAOI, warfarin, blood pressure medication, or any other regular medication for a mental or physical disease or condition, are pregnant, nursing, or simply not sure, consult your doctor before taking any over-the-counter medication.

Japanese OTC labels often do not provide medication-specific warnings, so if you're unsure of drug interactions, be safe and ask your doctor before taking anything.