Not a cure....just to stop the lining of the colon from excreting excessive fluid...which is a result of the reaction to rid the colon of whatever is offending it.
There are symptoms such as electrolyte imbalance, malnutrition..etc that result in loss of fluids.
The other thing that I'm thinking...some communicable diseases might not be as easily spread if diarrhea isn't present.
Doesn't say what it is...sounds like an immune response med..not a colonic immobiliser such as Lomotil or Imodium.
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!