How much Imodium do you take?

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   Posted 4/30/2009 11:56 AM (GMT -7)   
My son Ben is almost 15 and has Crohn's disease.  He is due for his next Remicade treatment on May 11th, but lately has not been feeling well and has had diarrhea about 6 times a day.  I am going to call his GI to see if I can move up his Remicade appointment, but in the meantime he is going white water rafting with the Boy Scouts this weekend.  He leaves tomorrow.  I'm thinking that maybe I can give him Imodium just to help him get through the weekend, but I am not sure how much to give him.  What is the dosage that you take?
Thanks for any advice,
Nancy (son Ben, Remicade, Lialda)

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   Posted 4/30/2009 12:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Nancy,

I normally only take 1 tablet at time as two tends to slow me down too much. But I also have the stricturing type of Crohns so that may make me a little different. Maybe he can try one to start and see how he does and if he needs another one he can take it. Good luck!

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   Posted 4/30/2009 12:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Bensmom, i take 8 a day the full recommended dose but that was the doc that put me on that amount maybe start him with 1 and see how he goes. hope he enjoys his weekend away Bev x  :-)

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   Posted 4/30/2009 12:46 PM (GMT -7)   

I take the Wal-Mart Equate liquid brand of Anti-D/Immodium.  When my bowels are in spastic mode (where there is constant pressure and I'm going every 1-2 hours) I'll take a teaspoon or two of this and that usually clogs me up for the next 12 hours.  If I go again within a couple of hours I'll take another tsp or two.

My heart aches for your son having this illness at 14-years old.  Bless his heart.  I hope the Imodium alone will get him through his Boy Scout trip and that he has a GREAT time. :-)

Diagnosed in October, 2004 at age 32 (misdiagnosed with IBS in 2002)
Current Rx's: Colazal (generic), Omeprazole, Ferrous Sulfate, Librax, One-A-Day multivitamin, Probiotic, Omega-3 Fish Oil, Vitamin D, Cranberry pills
Secondary conditions: swelling ankles, extreme fatigue, mouth ulcers, joint pain
Previous/occasional Rx's: Prednisone, Flagyl, Levaquin, Xifaxan, Carafate
4/7/09: Gall bladder removal laproscopic surgery (gall stones)

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   Posted 5/1/2009 2:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I take two pills about every 3 or 4 days.
Laurenne, 24 Graduate from University of California, Davis. BA-Anthropology
Dx'd w/ IBS and CD in 2002
On: 6MP, 20mg Prednisone, Zoloft, Lialda and Imodium
Tried: LDN- Did nothing good, Remicade- allergic, Humira- no reaction

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