I just had another valve revision with my K-pouch and recovering very slowly. My surgeon prescribed lomotil to slow down my bowels (malabsorption, dehydration and malnutrition).
I know many pouchers take lomotil so I'm wondering two things: 1- why is it a controlled substance and 2-are there any side effects such as gas or bloating?
It was prescribed in liquid form to take at night. Can anyone shed any insight into lomotil since I read about it but have never taken it. Thanks! Kara