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Bowel Disorders board

I take Bentyl for the cramping, but I can't say that it stops the D. I take Imodium for the D. Recently I got a prescription from my dr. for Lomotil which is supposed to be a strong anti-diarrheal, but it doesn't work for me. I think your body over time may get used to whatever you are taking, so maybe the Lomotil will work for you.

The medication Bentyl is an antispasmodic for the GI- they use it a lot for IBS. Basically it helps w/ cramping in the GI so in turn it may reduce/prevent the diarrhea. Duodenitis is actually the inflammation of the duodenum. -itis always means inflammation of if that helps! :] The duodenum is the first part of the small intestine after the stomach.

I have gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lininig), GERD and a hiatal hernia- I have to take Nexium for this. Before I started the meds I had diarrhea all the time- to the point that I was lost 10 pounds! Ask your doctor about what meds could help you out.

You could ask about the Lomotil- I would imagine that it would help for sure!

Good luck! Sara
You could try Lomotil.

Bentyl is used as a treatment for abdominal pain, not diarrhea.

Duodenitis exists. The duodenum is a j-shaped sac that connects the stomach to the small intestine. Yours is inflamed.