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Do meds go straight through too?

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:24 pm

hi everyone

im struggling to get my output under control after having an iliostomy at the begging of July due to Crohn’s complications. I’m wondering if anyone knows whether this rapid output has an impact on oral medications; I take HRT and antiperspirant meds amongst others. I ask because I’m feeling so utterly unwell in every way. I accept that my often way too loose output is taking its toll but I’ve been feeling so very low and having more pain, hot flushes etc which makes me wonder if I need to talk to my doctor about a different route of administration for my routine meds. I am currently taking 24 Imodium daily which my stoma nurse had swapped to the ‘oral melts’ to ensure absorption. Does anyone have any experience of medication not absorbing? I’ve not noticed any tablets in my bag but I know it wouldn’t necessarily be that obvious. Any advice greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance 💟

 

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:51 pm

Hi TopBird, you might want to talk to your Drs. About this. I have an ileostomy and was told not to take enteric coated pills or timed released. I was given a list to give to my Doctors. I have had many pills go through whole and some half dissolved.  I find that many doctors just don’t understand,or forget this.  You need to eat small amounts several times a day. I have to remind my Doctors very often of this. Good luck.

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:21 pm

Hello TopBird,

I don't have an illio but 24 imodium a day sounds a bit much, I would talk to your doctors for sure.

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:06 am

Hi TopBird

I too have an Ileostomy...any medication which is time released will not work with an Ileo because in my experience it goes straight through you..and yes Morning Glory you do have to constantly remind your Doctor of this..I take a few Vitimins and always get the Gel Caps..they work really well..another way to find out about your meds is googling exactly what the prescription says it tells if they are timed release or fast acting.

Good Luck

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Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:06 am

I have learned when it comes to medications, I open the capsules and crush the pills, and mix it into juice. No issues with meds. Last night, I pancaked, and had 2 blowouts within 2 hours. I keep my laundry seperate from the rest, due to the enzymes. Enzymes are good for the septic system....lol

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:18 pm

I have an ileo..30 yrs now, and yes...avoid time release, and coated meds. On occassion, when things are moving quite quickly, I have found virtually whole pills in my pouch. As others have stated, best to check with your Dr, and don't ovedue the immodium. That can lead to a host of other issues.

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:21 pm

Thank you all so much for taking the time to reply, I feel more confident about approaching my gp now to discuss my meds not absorbing.

just to clarify my current dose of Imodium is Consultant prescribed...It feels wrong to me too taking such a high dose though he constantly assured me that we can go much higher if necessary!!! I dread to think

thank you again 💟💟💟

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