Yeah when it comes to imodium/lomotil, I wouldn't take anymore than you need. Even if the doctor tells you your max, you may find that only a few a day are needed to slow down your pouch to your liking. I only tried lomotil once, and it did slow me down, but not anymore than imodium. Plus with imodium I see a noticeable increase in water absorption, unlike lomitil which only slows peristalsis. You may not need them, or eventually you may only take them if your having a bad day or something.