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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Is Bentyl advisable for chronic diarrhea?

I am having chronic diarrhea and have been taking Imodium, with little effect. Would Bentyl be a good RX choice for this problem. I have had a recent colonoscopy and they found no tumors or polyps. The MD diagnosed microscopic colitis. I have taken Entecort which helped enormously but it is very expensive and also a steroid, which concerns me. Would appreciate any thoughts.
Mon, 26 Mar 2018
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Bentyl act as antispasmodic use for spasmodic pain of the abdomen. It is used temporarily and not permanent use. Microscopic colitis may need to treat with anti-inflammatory and antibiotic drugs. Please consult your physician he will examine and treat you accordingly.

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