Lomotil

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  • Contains / Salt: Diphenoxylate (2.5 mg) + Atropine (0.025 mg)
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    • Country of Origin: India

    Lomotil Information

    Lomotil is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. It is typically used for the treatment of Diarrhoea.

    Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Lomotil. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

    Common side effects of Lomotil include Tachycardia, Respiratory Disorder. While these are the most often observed Lomotil side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Usually, these side effects of Lomotil go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

    In addition, Lomotil's effect is Unknown during pregnancy and Severe for lactating mothers. Further, the section on Lomotil related warnings talks about Lomotil's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

    Lomotil can cause adverse effects in certain medical conditions. It is strongly recommended to avoid Lomotil in conditions like Respiratory Depression, Down Syndrome, Liver Disease.

    Drug interactions for Lomotil have been reported in the medical literature. Refer to the list below for further details.

    Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Lomotil is considered not safe while driving, and is not addictive.



    Lomotil Benefits & Uses

    Lomotil is used to treat the following -

    Main Benefits

    Lomotil Dosage & How to Take

    This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

    Find the right dosage based on disease and age

    Age Group Dosage
    13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
    • Disease: Diarrhoea (Loose Motions)
    • Before or After Meal: Either
    • Single Maximum Dose: 2 Tablet
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 4 daily
    • Course Duration: 10 days
    • Special Instructions: strength 2.5 mg diphenoxylate and 0.025 mg atropine
    Adult
    • Disease: Diarrhoea (Loose Motions)
    • Before or After Meal: Either
    • Single Maximum Dose: 2 Tablet
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 4 daily
    • Course Duration: 10 days
    • Special Instructions: strength 2.5 mg diphenoxylate and 0.025 mg atropine
    Geriatric
    • Disease: Diarrhoea (Loose Motions)
    • Before or After Meal: Either
    • Single Maximum Dose: 2 Tablet
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 4 daily
    • Course Duration: 10 days
    • Special Instructions: strength 2.5 mg diphenoxylate and 0.025 mg atropine

    Lomotil Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Lomotil safe for pregnant women?


      No research has been done to ascertain the safety of Lomotil in pregnant women. If you are pregnant, it is best to ask a doctor to know if you can take it.

      Unknown
    • Is the use of Lomotil safe during breastfeeding?


      Lomotil may cause serious side effects in breastfeeding women, so do not take this drug without doctor's advice.

      Severe
    • What is the effect of Lomotil on the Kidneys?


      There may be some adverse effects on kidney after taking Lomotil. If you observe any such side effects, stop taking this drug. Consume this medicine again only if your doctor advises you to do so.

      Moderate
    • What is the effect of Lomotil on the Liver?


      There may be an adverse effect on the liver after taking Lomotil. If you observe any side effects on your body then stop taking this drug. Take this medicine again only if your doctor advises you to do so.

      Moderate
    • What is the effect of Lomotil on the Heart?


      In the absence of any scientific study on the side effects of Lomotil on the heart, information on safety of Lomotil for the heart is unavailable.

      Unknown


    Severe Interaction of Lomotil with Other Drugs

    Lomotil should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

    Severe



    Lomotil Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Lomotil unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Lomotil

    • Is this Lomotil habit forming or addictive?


      No, you will not get addicted to Lomotil.

      No
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


      No, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Lomotil as you may feel sleepy.

      Dangerous
    • Is it safe?


      Yes, but take Lomotil only as per medical advice.

      Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
    • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


      No, Lomotil is not used to treat mental disorders.

      No

    Lomotil Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Lomotil


      Taking Lomotil with food does not harm your health.

      Safe
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Lomotil


      Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol while taking Lomotil as it can have severe side effects.

      Severe


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    This medicine data has been created by -

    Vikas Chauhan

    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    5 Years of Experience


    References

    KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 686

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Lomotil® Cv (diphenoxylate hydrochloride and atropine sulfate)

    Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA): Department of Health [Internet]. Governmet of Australia; Package leaflet information for the user; Lofenoxal® (diphenoxylate hydrochloride and atropine sulfate)

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Atropine

    KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 113-115

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