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Bowel Disorders board

Hi.....tell her to stop any other preparations that are given to her by someone else. If it's liquorice stuff, it may encourage or irritate her colon more causing diarrhea.

Tell her to go to the doctor for sure. There are good meds such as 5ASA (Asacol, Salofalk, Rowasa...etc)

Metamucil Smooth (not the kind with aspartame) will help with the diarrhea by bulking up the stool. Follow directions for mixing, but don't take the chaser glass of water afterward. She can take up to 3 dosages a day..but only start with one a day for a few days and add if necessary.

What EXACTLY is the pill she's taking and what is the name of the preparation that was given to her?

Ihope she will call her doctor and get an appointment so that she can start some treatment.

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