It'll definitely slow down the colon...are you having that much diarrhea that you need it?
I was prescribed it when I had severe diarrhea (I'm assuming whatever "it" was was the initial UC flare 3 yars before diagnosis...I lost a lot of weight, and the lomotil worked..and I was sooo stoned on it, but didn't have one pain in my body..woohoo). The prescript
ion was probably a high dosage...I didn't take it often.
Have you not tried dicyclomine yet?
*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 !!!