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Dr. Mark Shukhman
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Lomotil (Overview)

Lomotil is an anti-diarrheal agent which is a kind of gastroenterology drug.


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What are the uses of lomotil?

What are the uses of lomotil?

Diarrhea: Lomotil is used to treat diarrhea. It is usually a very effective medication. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Shukhman
34 doctors shared insights

Lomotil (Overview)

Lomotil 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 and lomotil but they didn't work. What to do?

I have an ongoing diarrhea from last week. I tried imodium 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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Is it safe to take lomotil?

Yes: It is potent and should always be used under a doctor's supervision. ...Read more

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Can I take lomotil and topamax together safely?

Can I take lomotil and topamax together safely?

Not Aware: Not aware of any interactions. Lomotil 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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Light-headed! is this a common side effect with lomotil?

Light-headed! is this a common side effect with lomotil?

Can occur!: Lomotil 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 - any side effects?

Lomotil - any side effects?

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

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What are health problems caused by a lomotil overdose?

What are health problems caused by a lomotil overdose?

Lomotil overdose: Lomotil 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?

Diarrhea: Lomotil is used to treat diarrhea. It is usually a very effective medication. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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Diphenoxylate Hydrochloride And Atropine (Definition)

Diphenoxylate hydrochloride|atropine is an anti-diarrheal agent which is a ...Read more