Can taking immodium long term cause any problems? My son has Crohns (I know this is the UC forum but I love you guys so much). It's pretty much under control except for the morning bathroom routine (several times over the first few hours waking up). He has found that taking 2 immodium in the morning allows him to have one nice movement. He feels fine the rest of the day. It allows him to work (he's a mechanic). It hasn't changed the color, consistency or anything else of his bowel movement, just the number of times he goes a day. I figured I would ask the experts here for their opinions. I thought possibly cutting it down to one pill a day to see how that works.
Thanks in advance for your help.
By the way, Bratcat is doing great! Can you believe it's almost a year since her surgery?!
--Mom of bratcat (18 years old) and nonamejames (20 years old)--
Daughter bratcat was diagnosed with pancolitis October 2006
Flared Fall 2006, Fall 2007, Spring 2008
Asacol, Rowasa, hydrocortisone enemas, prednisone, 6-mp, Remicade
7/3/08-Step 1 j-pouch surgery and no more meds!
11/10/08-Step 2 reconnect! Living and loving life as a teenager should!
Son nonamejames was diagnosed with Crohns in Spring 2008
Asacol, Pentasa, 6-mp