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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

Narcotic (Definition)

A natural or synthetic alkaloid compound that has morphine-like qualities. Other examples are codeine, heroin, Meperidine (demerol). They are classified based on their intrinsic activity & where they interact in the central nervous system. They are involved in pain transmission ...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?

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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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

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Can I take lomotil and topamax (topiramate) at the same time safely?

Can I take lomotil and topamax (topiramate) at the same time safely?

Most likely: Lomotil and topamax (topiramate) should be able to be taken safely together. The big question is are you on Lomotil chronically and if so why? Has any underlying condition causing diarrhea been adequately evaluated? ...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 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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Lomotil vs imodium (loperamide)?

Lomotil vs imodium (loperamide)?

Both work the same: Both Lomotil and Imodium (loperamide) contain opiod (narcotic) agonists which act to decrease muscle contraction in the small intestine and colon. ...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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Why can't you take lomotil and imodium (loperamide) together?

Why can't you take lomotil and imodium (loperamide) together?

Synergy: Both Lomotil & Imodium (loperamide) contain a mu opioid receptor agonist that acts in the meyenteric plexis in the GI tract. You run the risk of potential synergism whereby the effects of one increases the others potency leading to supra therapeutic effects or even a complication ileus (paralysed bowel). That said, you should follow the guidance of the physician that is managing your GI disease in this matter. ...Read more

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What is the difference between lomotil and imodium (loperamide)?

What is the difference between lomotil and imodium (loperamide)?

Both work the same: Both Lomotil and Imodium (loperamide) contain opiod (narcotic) agonists which act to decrease muscle contraction in the small intestine and colon. ...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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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

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I just took 5 immodium and my diarrhea won't stop, I have to travel 3.5 hours, will I be okay if I take one lomotil?

I just took 5 immodium and my diarrhea won't stop, I have to travel 3.5 hours, will I be okay if I take one lomotil?

Diarrhea treatment: Imodium is the generic name of lomotil. They are exactly the same thing. Now as to what is causing your diarrhea. I am not sure, but you should be seen by a sharp internist and sit down with him/her and give a good history and a good physical and some appropriate lab work. Then you can decide about your European travel plans! ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diphenoxylate Hydrochloride And Atropine (Definition)

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Dr. Mark Shukhman
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Lomotil (Definition)

Lomotil is an anti-diarrheal agent which is a ...Read more