Hi...well, the amount of 5ASA you're taking shouldn't make the diarrhea worse if you've been taking up till now....but I wouldn't take the imodium too much, because if you have taken something that's not agreed with you, it should go out.
I would suggest fibre supplements before the imodium just because it can absorb whatever better and have it exit as compared to the imodium which keeps it in the colon for a longer time.
If it continues for more than 3 days, it's probably a flare or triggered one.
If in fact it is a flare, you'd probably have to up the Pentasa or even just the asacol supps to twice a day.
Hope you feel better soon!
*Heather* Status: maintenance Asacol 6 daily + Salofalk enemas every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 @ 2x daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Primadophilus Reuteri). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!