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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Diphenoxylate Hydrochloride And Atropine (Overview)

Diphenoxylate hydrochloride|atropine is an anti-diarrheal agent which is a kind of gastroenterology drug.


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Can I take lomotil and topamax (topiramate) together safely?

Can I take lomotil and topamax (topiramate) together safely?

Not Aware: Not aware of any interactions. Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) is an extremely weak opioid combined with Atropine to discourage abuse. If taken in a normal dosage you should not have any problems. I would always check with a pharmacist to see if there are any problems with combining any of your medications. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
30 doctors shared insights

Diphenoxylate Hydrochloride And Atropine (Overview)

Diphenoxylate hydrochloride|atropine is an anti-diarrheal agent which is a kind of gastroenterology drug.


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I have an ongoing diarrhea from last week. I tried imodium (loperamide) and lomotil but they didn't work. What to do?

I have an ongoing diarrhea from last week. I tried imodium (loperamide) and lomotil but they didn't work. What to do?

Diarrhea: One week of diarrhea of acute onset suggests some form of infection. Stool exam for the presence of wbcs and culture and tests for giardia may be done if this does not resolve. Suggest you see a doctor and get this worked out. Doubt that this is irritable bowel or new onset inflammatory bowel disease if you have not had these previously. ...Read more

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Light-headed! is this a common side effect with lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine)?

Light-headed! is this a common side effect with lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine)?

Can occur!: Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) is a synthetic narcotic that is poorly absorbed in the GI tract. Some get into the body, though. It a very uncommon side effect, but is listed, nonethelesss. ...Read more

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Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) - any side effects?

Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) - any side effects?

Yes: Diarrhea is a mechanism for body to remove toxins out of the body. Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) keeps toxins & infection inside so prolongs illness. ...Read more

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What are health problems caused by a lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) overdose?

What are health problems caused by a lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) overdose?

Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) overdose: Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) is an opiate and as such can cause nausea, vomiting, itching, constipation, sleepiness, and respiratory arrest resulting in death in an overdose situation. Treatment is immediate transport to an er via ambulance with airway support and resuscitation capability. ...Read more

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What are the uses of lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine)?

What are the uses of lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine)?

Diarrhea: Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) is used to treat diarrhea. It is usually a very effective medication. ...Read more

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Does lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) contain opium?

Does lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) contain opium?

No: The molecule of Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) is similar to a molecule of other opioids. It sits on the same receptor, but does not activate it fully. ...Read more

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Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) - any side effects?

Yes: Diarrhea is a mechanism for body to remove toxins out of the body. Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) keeps toxins & infection inside so prolongs illness. ...Read more

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What are health problems caused by a lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) overdose?

Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) overdose: Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) is an opiate and as such can cause nausea, vomiting, itching, constipation, sleepiness, and respiratory arrest resulting in death in an overdose situation. Treatment is immediate transport to an er via ambulance with airway support and resuscitation capability. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) overdose?

Lomotil overdose: Early overdose symptoms may include dry skin, dry mouth or nose, blurred vision, restless feeling, feeling too warm or cold, tingly feeling, and a fast heart rate. Progressing symptoms of an atropine and diphenoxylate overdose include weakness, pinpoint pupils in the eyes, weak or shallow breathing, fainting, or coma. Ref: http://www.rxlist.com/lomotil-drug/patient-avoid-while-taking.htm ...Read more

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How could lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) aka lonox be abused?

How could lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) aka lonox be abused?

Its like Demerol...: Here's a helpful link for more info: http://www.drugaddictiontreatment.com/types-of-addiction/prescription-drug-addiction/lomotil-abuse/ ...Read more

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Can lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) treat diarrhea?

Yes: The shape of the Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) molecule is similar to opioid molecules, and thus sits on the same receptors. All opiods slow bowels, and thus treat diarrhea. ...Read more

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Does lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) treat diarrhea?

Does lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) treat diarrhea?

Yes: The shape of the Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) molecule is similar to opioid molecules, and thus sits on the same receptors. All opiods slow bowels, and thus treat diarrhea. ...Read more

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Please help docs! is lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) good for slowing down an ileostomy?

Please help docs! is lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) good for slowing down an ileostomy?

Yes: Lomotil is one of several things that can be used to slow ileostomy output. Imodium (loperamide) is also effective in most patients. Fiber can also slow and thicken the output. You should work with your gastroenterologist or surgeon to manage the output and make sure there isn't something going on to make the output increased. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Shukhman
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Dr. Michael Davidson
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